The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Women's Ministry is to provide specialized training in woman-to-woman ministry for female students who have completed a baccalaureate degree. Courses are offered in varied formats: academic workshops, online courses, semester classes, hybrid classes, and independent studies. The Graduate Certificate in Women's Ministry will consist of 15 academic hours.
The following women will be candidates for this graduate certificate:
- Current NOBTS women students who want to add a Graduate Women's Ministry Certificate to another degree they are pursuing at NOBTS.
- NOBTS Alumni who want to add a Graduate Women's Ministry Certificate to another earned degree.
- Women's Ministry leaders with an undergraduate degree who want a graduate level Women's Ministry Certificate.
- Prospective students outside of current student body who may cascade later into other degree programs.
Courses are designed in a variety of formats, including semester-long, on-campus workshops, online, hybrid, and practicums. Workshop weeks are offered four times a year during the months of October, March, May, and July/August. Workshops are typically 2 1/2 days in length, except where noted differently. The one-hour online courses are generally eight weeks in length, and are offered at the start of the fall, spring, and summer semesters.The three-hour online courses extend through the whole semester. Students can enroll in independent study practicums at the start of each semester, and should complete them by the end of the semester.
|Required Women's Ministry Core Courses||(6 Hours)|
|Introduction to Women's Ministry OR||3 Hours|
Women's Work in the Local Church*
(+ any 1 hr WM elective listed below)
|Advanced Women's Ministry OR||3 Hours|
|Clinical Field Project in Women's Ministry*|
|Women's Ministry Electives||(9 Hours)|
|Missions for Women||1 Hour|
|Spiritual Gifts for Women||1 Hour|
|Public Speaking for Women||2 Hours|
|Leadership Training for Women||1 Hour|
|Planning Special Events for Women||1 Hour|
|Women's Ministry Programs||1 Hour|
|Support Groups for Women||1 Hour|
|Relationship Skills for Women||1 Hour|
|Lifestyle Witnessing for Women||1 Hour|
|Bible Study for Women||1 Hour|
|Women and Church Growth||1 Hour|
|Recreational Programs for Women||1 Hour|
|Girls' Enrichment Ministry||1-3 Hours|
|Women Mentoring Women||1 Hour|
|Expanding Your Women's Ministry Through Writing||1 Hour|
|Lay Counseling for Women||1 Hour|
|Women's Ministry to Mothers||1 Hour|
|Biblical Womanhood||1-3 Hours|
|A Survey of Feminist Theology||1-3 Hours|
|Multicultural Women's Ministry||1 Hour|
|Teaching Basic Baptist Beliefs||1 Hour|