Course Descriptions

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Women's Ministry

Certificate and Undergraduate Course Descriptions


Course Number

Course Title/Description
WMCM 1215

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.

WMCM 1216

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.

WMCM 1115

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.

WMCM 1116

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.

WMCM 1117

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.

WMCM 1118

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.

WMCM 1119

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.
WMCM 1121

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.

WMCM 1122

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.

WMCM 1123

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.

WMCM 1124

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.

WMCM 1125

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.

WMCM 1126

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.

WMCM 1131

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.

WMCM 1134

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.

WMCM 1133

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.

WMCM 1136

Women' 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.  

WMCM 1137

Biblical Womanhood (1 hr. 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.

WMCM 1138

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 21st century.

WMCM 1139

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.

WMCM 1140

A Survey of Feminist Theology (1 hr. 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" and "evangelical" feminism, upon historical, socio-political, and current religious attitudes will be evaluated.

WMCM 1141

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.

WMCM 1143

Girls Enrichment Ministry (1 hr. 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.

WMCM 1144

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. 

WMCM 1146 

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.

 

  

Practicums / Independent Directed Studies

  

WMCM 1120/1220

Contemporary Models for Women’s Ministry (1-2 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to supplement attendance at a women’s ministry training conference with a research paper.  Each conference must be pre-approved and a paper completed within a semester or equivalent time. Course credit will be determined by the length of the conference. No more than two hours credit can be earned by attending outside conferences. 

WMCM 1127

Supervised Reading in Women’s Ministry (1 hr. credit)

Available for Advanced Certificate Credit (not required)

This course is designed to encourage students to read significant works in the area of women’s ministry.  A suggested reading list will be provided with the course syllabus.  Students will read five approved books and write book reports during a particular semester.

WMCM 1128

Women’s Ministry Field Training (1 hr. credit)

Available for Advanced Certificate Credit (not required)

This course is designed to provide supervised field training in women’s ministry.  Students will be personally involved in a church-based women’s ministry program for the equivalent time of one semester.  Supervision will be provided by an NOBTS faculty member and on-site supervisor.  Current ministry positions or other church volunteer positions may be used.