Baptist Women in Ministry is a network of Baptist Women and those who support and encourage Baptist Women in Ministry in SC. We are happy to be partners with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship SC and Baptist Women in Ministry!

Through this space, we hope to offer reflection, resources, and stories to help you on your faith journey whether that is as a minister, a lay person, or a member of your family. May we continue to seek to find the divine in our daily lives!

Join BWIM SC on a retreat that will be held on February 5–8, 2023 at Devils Fork State Park! 

More details and registration below.

BWIM SC Retreat

Led by Wanda Kidd and BWIM SC coordinators Cara Morgan and Kelli Kirksey, this retreat will held February 5-8, 2023, at Devils Fork State Park in Salem, SC. Cost of registration is $140 per person (includes food, lodging and craft supplies), with the option of a guided boat tour on Lake Jocassee for an additional $50. We will be housed in several park villas, but each person will have their own room. Please be sure to put these dates on your calendar and register early!


MARCH is BWIM Month of Advocacy!

Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) has taken more steps to affirm, value, and elevate women in ministry. What has previously been known as BWIM Month of Preaching, is expanding to the BWIM Month of Advocacy in March. You are still encouraged to invite a woman to preach, but there are additional things that you and your church can do! Examples are advocating for ordination of women in ministry in your church; giving scholarships to women in seminary or college preparing for ministry; and evaluating the artwork in your church and adding pieces that include women. 

For more ideas about how your church can participate in BWIM Month of Advocacy, visit If you need a list of women who would be interested in preaching at your church, please reach out to the CBFSC office, or to the BWIM SC leaders, Rev. Cara Morgan ( or Rev. Kelli Kirksey ( 

Read Baptist News Global’s most recent article on the BWIM Month of Advocacy HERE.

Kelli Kirksey has joined Cara Morgan as BWIM SC co-coordinator!

Kelli is minister of family life at Inman First Baptist Church and has four children: Will (6), Ella (10), George (12), and Layla (14).  Kelli knows the joys and struggles of being a woman, minister, wife, and mother. She believes that BWIM plays an important role in encouraging, affirming, and empowering women to become ministers.  Kelli is excited to be a part of BWIM SC and to see how God will be working through BWIM SC in the years to come.  Reach out and send a welcome email to Kelli (!