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 in the seminar format. Each course consists of one week of classroom instruction, 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. 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) Women and Evangelism (WOMST 4053/2053)
A survey on the historic role of women in the evangelistic task and of evangelistic tools useful for women today. Three hours.
WOMIN 3413 (1413) Engaging Women in Ministry
This course will examine the role of women in missions education and missions action. This course is designed to study the philosophy, objectives, activities and administration of a mission education program. 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 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 4223 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.