Ministry Wife Certificate

Ministry Wife Certificate Schedule

The Ministry Wife certificate courses are offered to wives of currently enrolled NOBTS students free of charge. No application or tuition fees will be charged to wives of currently enrolled students. Students who are not married to a current NOBTS student may register for these courses, but they will have to pay fees and tuition rates.

The requirements for the Ministry Wife certificate include "The Minister's Wife" course and seven elective courses. The required Minister's Wife course is offered every fall on campus as well as in a workshop format during Red Carpet Week in May every year. This course must be completed before a student can graduate with the Ministry Wife certificate. New students will be enrolled in the Ministry Wife certificate program when they register for their first class.

Online Courses

One online course is offered every semester (fall and spring). Online courses are 8 weeks in length. Students will be required to complete online weekly assignments in these courses. Students wishing to register for a course delivered in the online format must register through Self-Serve.  For instructions on creating a Self-Serve account and on registering through Self-Serve please click the link below.  Please note: Students must fill out the Ministry Wife Application before registering for classes. 

Click here for Self-Serve instructions

On-Campus Courses

Two classes are offered on-campus every semester. Classes meet Tuesday nights 6:30-8:30 in the Hardin Student Center. Students can register for the on-campus classes preferably though Self-Serve but have the option to register on the first night of class.

To Apply

Ministry Wives can apply at the first class meeting or fill out the Ministry Wife Application (click here for form) beforehand. There is no charge for the application. Proof of Immunizations are required by the second class meeting for on-campus students. 

Contact Us

For more information or if you have any questions please contact Dr. Rhonda Kelly, President's Wife and Director of the Ministry Wife Certificate, at 504-282-4455 ext 3334 or or Emily Dean,Director of Women's Academic Programs & Organizations, at (504) 282-4455 x8053,