In 1983, a group of women and men met at College Park Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC, to consider forming an organization to support North Carolina women who felt a call to ministry. The twenty-five women and men present voted unanimously to establish a task force to work toward a formal organization and, a year later, a statement of purpose was adopted and Baptist Women in Ministry, NC (BWIM, NC) was born. We were then and are now committed to working for the day when both women and men have the opportunity to follow God’s call to ministry.
We provide opportunities for divinity school students to gain training, support, and experience in all areas of ministry.
We recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of women in ministry.
We recognize congregations who are exemplary in supporting and engaging the cause of women in ministry.
The purposes of Baptist Women in Ministry in North Carolina (BWIM, NC) are to provide a network of support, fellowship, worship, advocacy and education for Baptist women and men who are seeking to honor God’s call in Christ to women in all areas of mission and ministry, lay or ordained; and to dialogue and share information with North Carolina Baptists concerning women in missions and ministry for the purpose of increasing understanding and awareness of our calling as women and men in Christ.
We go about these purposes by connecting, affirming, discerning, supporting, networking, and empowering.