The Aim of ICM
The Institute for Christian Ministry (ICM) began in 2008, as the training arm for TRAC, with the main task to consolidate the strategic training needs of the conference (TRAC churches) for the laity in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership development and practical skills for ministry.
- ICM seeks to offer courses that are integrated, relevant and practical to the needs of the local churches and the conference.
- ICM believes that it is an avenue that can be used ‘to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up until we reach the unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.’ (Eph 14:12-14)
In the last decade since we began, the ministry of ICM has evolved. As we seek to be more relevant and practical, we have taken a more integrated approach in our equipping initiatives. Today, we offer a variety of training opportunities for people to grow. We focus on three areas:
Spiritual Formation & Retreats
We offer a up to 10-12 contemplative and quiet retreats every year to the church at large, focusing on a variety of themes and issues, all of which are built in the practices of silence, solitude and scriptural meditation. In addition, we run seminars and public lectures to educate the public on spiritual formation and attentiveness to the inner life.
As a continuous commitment to our TRAC leadership, we run a variety of district-based programs to cater to the equipping needs of our local church leaders, focusing on organizational structures, practical leadership issues and formational aspects of the leader.
Personal & Ministry Development
Over the years, we have partnered with different Boards and Organizations in TRAC to organise equipping programs that would train ministry volunteers and leaders in specific areas like worship, children ministry, young adults, women and seniors. We will continue with this direction to support the holistic development of all ages as and when the need arises.
Partnership in Ministry
As a partner in ministry, ICM continues to work with local TRAC churches and various TRAC boards in, but not limited to, the following:
Half or One day Prayer Retreats
Discernment retreat for leadership groups
Training in Spiritual Formation & Spiritual Practices
Quiet & Contemplative Retreats
Conversation on Spiritual Formation
Conferences for various groups
Discovering the Gift of Your Personality (MBTI)
Feel free to contact us if you wish to explore an area of training related to spiritual formation and leadership for a specific group or your local church.