Baptist Women in Ministry is now accepting applications for the 2018 Mentoring Program.
The BWIM Mentoring Program offers new ministers the opportunity to participate in a year-long mentoring group, which is comprised of one experienced Baptist woman minister and four new-to-ministry women. These mentoring groups serve as communities of support, encouragement, and guidance, and provide foundational resources on which to build a healthy, effective ministry. As Meg Thomas-Clapp, minister to youth and young adults at McLean Baptist Church in McLean, Virginia, writes “Being in a mentoring group and connecting with other women pastors has helped me to further discern my call. BWIM has given me an opportunity to believe in myself as a woman minister in ways I lacked confidence before.”
The 2018 BWIM Mentoring Cohort is open to Baptist women who have served in their current area of ministry for less than five years and are ministering in churches, chaplaincy, non-profit work, and other “outside-the-box” settings. The program includes participation in a three-day retreat on January 22-24, 2018 at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama, and monthly conversations via digital media. The sole expense for participants in the 2018 cohort is the cost of their transportation to the retreat in Cullman. Applications will be received through September 15, 2017.