Certificate in Wholistic Ministry (CWM)

CWM is a non-formal training program for adults which seeks to encourage Filipino workers who are living and working  in urban poor communities to act and live more wholistically, grow in Christian maturity and spiritual wisdom, and become more effective change agents in their communities. It seeks to encourage trainees to develop community projects which will benefit their churches and communities where they live.

It is a 10-month training program, held once a week either in the Lilok office or a time and place of the participants’ choosing. Each learning session is held over half a day.

Click through the gallery to preview some of this program’s modules.

CWM modules are divided into five distinct tracks:

Wholistic Faith

  • Wholism
  • Radical Discipleship
  • Practical Hermeneutics
  • God of the Poor in the Old and New Testaments

Christian in Society

  • Society and Culture
  • Philippine Realities
  • Community Immersion
  • The Dream Community

Personal Formation

  • Being Truly Human
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Conflict Management
  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Family Enrichment Seminar
  • Developing Empathy
  • Redeeming the Workplace

Community Engagement

  • Community Research
  • Community Organizing
  • Models of Transformation
  • Adult Initiated Project
  • Livelihood

Skills Development

  • Financial Management
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Parenting Seminar

The schedule for CWM 2019-2020 is available at this link.

How do I join?

If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in the program, one only has to head for the Lilok office, undergo a short interview, fill up an application form, and pay a small fee for enrollment.

The Certificate in Wholistic Ministry Program is an intensive training program, and yet affordable for urban poor participants who wish to start or enhance a ministry in their community. The fees for attending the entire program are as follows:†

Type of FeePrice (in PHP)Includes
Registration100One-time fee
Module300030 Saturdays
Orientation4002 days, 1 night retreat
Retreat800Bibliodrama and Family Enrichment
Graduation350One-time fee

Payment terms are flexible, and can be paid upfront, on an installment, or at the end of the training. The fees will be calculated based on how many activities the participant attended.