Course Descriptions


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Ministry to Women

Graduate Course Descriptions



Course Number

Course Title/Description

CEWM 5360

Foundations in Ministry to Women (3 hrs. credit)

(Either CEWM5360 or CEWM5260 are required for the Certificate and Degree Concentrations)

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 5260

Ministry to Women Through the Local Church (2 hrs. credit)

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 6365

Advanced Ministry to Women (3 hrs. credit)

(Either CEWM6365 or CEWM6375 are required for the Certificate and Degree Concentrations)

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.

CEWM 6375

Mentoring in Ministry to Women (3hrs. credit)

Mentees will engage in a mentorship to women in a local church or church-based ministry under the supervision of an approved mentor. The mentee cohort will participate in online learning units as determined by the professor. 

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 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 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 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 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 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 5251

Disciple Making and Mentoring for Women (2 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to identify the needs for discipleship and mentoring of women today in order to build a more effective spiritual formation among women. This course is designed to discuss the importance of discipleship and mentoring, examine biblical foundations and models for mentoring and disciple making, and develop strategies for promoting and implementing mentoring and disciple making in the local church.

CEWM 5262

Public Speaking for Women (2 hrs. 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 5263

Leadership Skills for Women (2 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to review specific leadership skills, which could be effectively employed in leading the ministry to women of a local church. Students will develop and enhance personal leadership skills as well as become equipped to train other women in leadership skills to be used in their lives and ministries.

CEWM 5269

Bible Study Design and Writing for Women (2 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to develop strategies for designing and writing Bible studies for both personal and group use in order to increase knowledge and application of God’s Word. Students will examine methodologies for studying and teaching the Bible to women through the local church.

CEWM 5270

Emerging Generations in Ministry to Women (2 hrs. credit)

This course is designed to discuss approaches specific to reaching teen girls and young adult women, examine the biblical teachings about the responsibility of older women teaching younger women, and develop strategies for outreach and discipleship of women in emerging generations.
CEWM 5286

Intercultural Missions and Ministry to Women (2 hrs. 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. Students will examine strategies for missions involvement on an individual and group basis among women through the church.

 

  

Practicums / Independent Directed Studies

  

CEWM 6190/6290/6390

Clinical Field Project in Women's Ministry Leadership (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 Leadership (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 Leadership (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.           

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