New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Ministry to Women
Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Ministry to Women Through the Local Church (2 hrs. credit)
Either WMCM1215 or WMCM are required 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.
Introduction to Ministry to Women (3hrs. credit)
The purpose of this course is to identify the ministry needs of women and gain 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 ministry to women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biblical Womanhood (1 hr. or 3hrs. 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.
A Survey of Feminist Theology (1 hr. or 3hrs. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Supervised Reading in Women’s Ministry (1 hr. credit)
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.
Women’s Ministry Field Training (1 hr. credit)
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.