The purpose of the Leadership Certificate in Women's Ministry program is to equip women as lay leaders and church staff in woman-to-woman ministries in the local church by providing quality training and networking opportunities.
The Leadership Certificate in Women's Ministry can be acquired by completing 12 hours of course credit. This is accomplished by completing four 3-hour courses taught by Southwestern faculty and other experts in the field of women's ministry. Courses are generally offered one week in the spring and one week in the fall. Additional courses are available online and in a traditional schedule format. Courses are also offered at the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies in Houston in weekend formats. It is possible to complete the program in two years. Courses may also be taken for credit in Southwestern's master's or baccalaureate programs.
WOMIN 3313 (1313) Contemporary Evangelism for Women (WOMST 4053/2053)
An introduction to the nature and practice of evangelism with emphases upon the biblical, theological, and practical applications within the context of the local church. Special emphases will be given to principles and practices of ministry and personal witnessing as it relates to women. (This course will substitute for EVANG 3303 Contemporary Evangelism.) Co-requisite: EVANG 3000. Three hours.
WOMIN 3413 (1413) Engaging Women in Ministry
This course is designed to study the philosophy, objectives, activities and administration of local community ministries to women. Three hours.
WOMIN 3513 (1513) Leadership in Women's Ministry
A study of the philosophy, theology, skills, and methods of personal leadership development, leadership team development and administrative procedures that are unique to women's ministry in the local church. Students will conduct personal evaluations of leadership skills, develop a plan for leadership and create an administrative procedural resource. Three hours.
WOMIN 3613 Girls' Ministry
This "how to" course will introduce the student to the principles for setting up and engaging in Girls' Ministry in a variety of settings. The student will study a brief history of student ministry with special emphasis given to the emerging role of "Girls' Ministry" within the last few decades. Particular attention will be given to investigating biblical principles that should form the foundation for ministry to girls and young women age 12 to 18. Three hours.
WOMIN 3713 (1713) Women and Discipleship
This course will examine the process of discipling women. This course will also examine the biblical principles that relate to issues frequently experienced by women and competencies necessary for effective discipling of women in crisis. Three hours.
WOMIN 4123 Biblical Counseling for Women
This course will focus on equipping women in ministry to counsel other women with God's Word. Topics such as sufficiency of Scripture, role of the local church, and the responsibility of church leaders will be discussed. Other subject matters also include judging others and challenging issues a counselor faces. This course exposes women with a variety of topics a counselor may encounter while counseling other women. Scripture references are provided as a tool to help the counselee. Three hours.
WOMIN 4223 (2223) Women's Ministry in the Local Church (WOMST 4003)
This course will provide a study of the biblical basis for a women's ministry and essentials for developing and implementing a women's ministry in the local church. Three hours.
WOMIN 4373 (2373) Women's Issues
This course will provide a study of the various issues facing women and the church in reaching, teaching, and ministering to women. The course will include a holistic approach to physical, social, emotional, and spiritual development of women. Three hours.
WOMST 3113 Biblical Theology of Womanhood I
An amplified and comprehensive study of womanhood in the Old Testament integrating previous studies in theology, exegesis, hermeneutics, linguistics, and philosophy in order to establish the foundation for systematizing a consistent and non-contradictory pattern and plan for biblical womanhood. Three hours.
WOMST 3213 Biblical Theology of Womanhood II
An amplified and comprehensive study of womanhood in the New Testament integrating previous studies in theology, exegesis, hermeneutics, linguistics, and philosophy in order to establish the foundation for systematizing a consistent and non-contradictory pattern and plan for biblical womanhood. Three hours..