Course Descriptions


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Women's Ministry

Graduate Course Descriptions



Course Number

Course Title/Description

CEWM 5260

Women's Work in the Local Church (2 hrs. credit)

Required Course for the Basic Certificate

This course is designed to identify the needs of women today in order to build an effective, biblically-based ministry to women through the local church.

CEWM 5290

Women's Ministry Project (2 hrs. credit)  

Required Practicum (Independent Study) Course for the Basic Certificate

This course is designed to offer field training in the area of women's ministry. A specific ministry project will be proposed, developed, and implemented during a semester or equivalent time.

CEWM 5161

Spiritual Gifts of Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to study the scriptural basis of the Holy Spirit and His gifts in an effort to develop and use the spiritual gifts of women through the local church.

CEWM 5162

Public Speaking for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to provide information, observation, and application of public speaking techniques to enhance the communication of women in life and ministry.

CEWM 5163

Leadership Training for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to review specific leadership strategies which could be effectively employed in leading the women's ministry program of a local church.

CEWM 5164

Planning Special Events for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to thoroughly discuss the steps in planning and implementing particular women's ministry events such as conferences, retreats, seminars, banquets, etc.

CEWM 5170

Women and Church Growth (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to study the basic principles of church growth and their application to women's ministry.
CEWM 5165

Women’s Ministry Programs (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to study the foundational programs of women’s ministry including Bible study, prayer, evangelism, and missions.

CEWM 5166

Support Groups for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to explore how support groups sponsored by the women’s ministry can help meet the needs of women in the church and community.

CEWM 5167

Relationship Skills (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to enhance personal relational skills which are important to women and to train leaders to build those relationships through the church.

CEWM 5168

Lifestyle Witnessing for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to thoroughly discuss the nature of witnessing, the personal character of the witness, and the process of witnessing in order to empower women as personal witnesses and as leaders in witness training.

CEWM 5169

Bible Study for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to develop personal Bible study strategies and group Bible study programs in order to increase knowledge and application of God’s Word.

CEWM 5171

Recreational Programs for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to examine the role of recreation in women’s ministry.  Often used as “front door” events, personal fitness, weight control, and craft programs will be among the areas to be explored.

CEWM 5178

Women Mentoring Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to discuss the importance of mentoring, examine biblical teachings about mentoring, and develop strategies for promoting mentoring among women in the local church.

CEWM 5180

Lay Counseling for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to explore the nature of Christian counseling and examine types of counseling techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on how the lay person can counsel women who have a variety of problems.

CEWM 5150

Missions for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to promote Christian missions education and missions involvement on an individual and group basis among the women in a local church.

CEWM 5181

Women's Ministry to Mothers (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to understand the importance of ministry to mothers, examine the Biblical teachings about mothering, identify the various needs of mothers in the church and community, and develop programs for effective ministry to mothers within the women's ministry of the local church.

CEWM 5182/5382

Biblical Womanhood (1 hr. or 3 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to provide an amplified and comprehensive study of biblical womanhood. Biblical principles will be applied to life relationships in the home, church, and world.

CEWM 5184

Ministry to Postmodern Women (1 hr. credit)

The purpose of this course is to research and discover current cultural trends and personal needs in ministering to women in the twenty-first century.

CEWM 5183

Ministry with Grievers (1 hr. credit)      

This course is designed to explore how women can minister to grievers in the local church and community. The course will focus primarily on losses related to death.

CEWM 5185/5385

A Survey of Feminist Theology (1 hr. or 3 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to explore the historical and theoretical foundations of American feminism. The writings of selected feminists and feminist theologians will be considered, along with modern manifestations of ancient "goddess worship." Analysis of the impact of these works, as well as "Biblical" or "evangelical" feminism, upon historical, socio-political, and current religious attitudes will be evaluated.

CEWM 5179

Expanding Your Women’s Ministry Through Writing (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of writing for publication as an extension of ministry. Specific skills will be taught to enhance writing of various publications including articles, books, church newsletters, and devotionals.

CEWM 5177/5377

Girls Enrichment Ministry (1 hr. or 3 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to discuss the importance of enrichment ministry to preteen and teenage girls, examine the biblical teachings about the responsibility of older women teaching teenage girls, and develop strategies for promoting and implementing girls’ ministry under the umbrella of women’s ministry in the local church.

CEWM 5186

Multicultural Women's Ministry (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to lead students into a greater understanding of their cultures and the cultures of the people around them and to equip them to gain a deeper relationship with God and others to whom they minister.

CEWM 5187

Teaching Basic Baptist Beliefs for Women (1 hr. credit)

This course is designed to survey the basic Baptist doctrines including the Scriptures, God, man, and salvation. Students are introduced to the Biblical foundations as well as life applications.

CEWM 5360

Introduction to Women's Ministry (3 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to provide the understanding and skills necessary to begin and implement women's ministry in the local church. Special attention will be given to the purpose, philosophy, planning, programming, and potential leader development of women's ministry. 

CEWM 6365

Advanced Women's Ministry (3 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to explore leadership issues of women's ministry in the 21st century. Attention will be given to the legal concerns, policies, procedures, current trends, professional conduct, and other leadership skills related to women's ministry as a professional staff position in a local church. Prerequisite for this course is CEWM 5360 Introduction to Women's Ministry.

 

  

Practicums / Independent Directed Studies

  

CEWM 6190/6290/6390

Clinical Field Project in Women's Ministry (1, 2, or 3 hr. credit)

A practical learning experience that involves the student, an academic professor, and an approved on-site facilitator. Only one field project may be allowed per degree. Prior to the regular registration cycle for the semester, the student will petition to the appropriate professor of the academic discipline for the conduct of the project. The application will include the scope of the project, the credentials of the proposed on-site facilitator, and the anticipated results of the project. The faculty member will establish the criteria for the completion of the project. The clinical field project will require a minimum of two faculty-to-student meetings. When possible those meetings will include the on-site facilitator. Evaluation and grade, while integrating the report of the facilitator, will be the responsibility of the faculty member. 

CEWM 6191/6291/6391

Independent Directed Study in Women's Ministry (1, 2, or 3 hr. credit)

A learning experience that allows the student to research and explore an academic venue not covered by academic course in the current catalog. Students will follow the guidelines established in the Seminary Admissions and Academic Policy section of the current catalog. Independent directed studies include reading, writing, and research projects done under the direction of a seminary faculty member. With appropriate approval, the independent study course may be taken in lieu of a required or elective course for the degree. A single independent study will be allowed per degree and/or concentration. Evaluation and grading of the independent study will be the responsibility of the professor with which the contract was established.  

CEWM 6192/6292/6392

Special Topics in Women's Ministry (1, 2, or 3 hr. credit)

This learning experience melds the opportunity to attend a seminar, retreat, professional meeting, or other extra-curricular activity related to a specific discipline of study. Only one special topics event may be allowed per degree and/or concentration for credit. Prior to the regular registration cycle for the semester , the student will petition to the appropriate professor of the academic discipline  for the attendance to the event. The application will include the scope of the event, the title, place, leadership, and other pertinent information to inform the professor about the relevance of the event to the curriculum of study the student is pursuing. Prior to the event the professor will establish the expected pre- and post- event academic requirements. The faculty member will establish the criteria for the completion of the project. The special topics event will require a minimum of two faculty-to-student meetings. The evaluation of the student's involvement in the event will be the responsibility of the academic professor who established the criteria for attendance.