Advanced Women's Ministry Certificate


Rationale

There has been an overwhelming response to the Women's Ministry Certificate Program which began in March 1997. As these women's ministry leaders complete their basic requirements, they are seeking additional training. The course work has been relevant, and is helping the students develop the women's ministry in their local churches. This Women's Ministry Advanced Certificate will encourage them to take additional courses and apply additional skills in their church leadership position.


Position

The purpose of the Women's Ministry Advanced Certificate is to provide additional training for leaders of women's work in the local church who have completed the Women's Ministry Basic Certificate. Courses will offer interaction with other women's ministry leaders as well as supplemental instruction and church-based projects.


Requirements

Upon completion of the Women's Ministry Basic Certificate, students may enroll in the Advanced Certificate in Women's Ministry. There are no required courses to complete the Advanced Certificate. Students may choose eight one-hour elective hour courses listed in the Curriculum Outline below in order to complete the requirements. Students will not be allowed to repeat courses taken for credit in the basic certificate program.


Program Format

The Women's Ministry Advanced Certificate is a follow-up to the Women's Ministry Basic Certificate. Courses are designed in a variety of formats, including campus workshops, internet, 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. Online courses are generally eight weeks in length, and are offered at the start of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students can enroll in independent study practicums at the start of each semester, and should complete them by the end of the semester.


Curriculum Outline


A Survey of Feminist Theology WMCM 1140 1 hour credit - workshop

Bible Study for Women

WMCM 1125 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Biblical Womanhood WMCM 1137 1 hour credit - workshop
Contemporary Models WMCM 1120/1220 1 or 2 hour credit - practicum
Expanding Your Women's Ministry Through Writing WMCM 1141 1 hour credit - workshop
Girl's Enrichment Ministry WMCM 1143 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Lay Counseling for Women WMCM 1134 1 hour credit - workshop
Leadership Training for Women WMCM 1117 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Lifestyle Witnessing for Women WMCM 1124 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Ministry with Grievers WMCM 1139 1 hour credit - workshop
Missions for Women WMCM 1133 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Multicultural Women's Ministry WMCM 1144 1 hour credit - workshop
Planning Special Events for Women WMCM 1118 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Public Speaking for Women WMCM 1217 1 hour credit - workshop
Recreational Programs for Women WMCM 1126 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Relationship Skills for Women WMCM 1123 1 hour credit - workshop
Spiritual Gifts for Women WMCM 1115 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Supervised Readings in Women's Ministry WMCM 1127 1 hour credit - practicum
Support Groups for Women WMCM 1122 1 hour credit - workshop
Teaching Basic Baptist Beliefs for Women WMCM 1146 1 hour credit - online
Women and Church Growth WMCM 1119 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Women Mentoring Women WMCM 1131 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Women's Ministry Field Training WMCM 1128 1 hour credit - practicum
Women's Ministry Programs WMCM 1121 1 hour credit - online and workshop
Women's Ministry to Mothers WMCM 1136 1 hour credit - online