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Program Choices for BWI

Program Choices for BWI

Admissions

In order to be admitted into any of the four programs offered by the Biblical Women’s Institute, one of the following two processes must be followed:

If you are a returning student in BWI, please follow these instructions to register for classes in the Biblical Women's Institute.
 
More Questions?
For more information on the Biblical Woman’s Institute, contact the Women’s Life Office at womenslife@sebts.edu or (919) 761-2340.

Southeastern's Biblical Woman's Institute offers four programs, each designed to meet a different need among women preparing for ministry.

Certificate in Women's Studies | Advanced Certificate in Women's Studies  |  Diploma in Women's Studies  | Certificate in Women's Studies with International Missions

Certificate in Women’s Studies

Students must complete nine BWI classes. Seven classes are from the required courses while the remaining two classes are electives.

Required Courses
WST5810    Biblical Foundations for the Minister’s Wife
WST0130    Christian Doctrine
WST0250    Biblical Theology of Womanhood
WST0110    Old Testament Survey 1
WST0112    Old Testament Survey 2
WST0120    New Testament Survey 1
WST0122    New Testament Survey 2 

A 3 hour course taken in the Seminary or College may be substituted for 2 BWI elective classes if approved by the Director of Women’s Life. Students may complete Certificate in less than two years by taking more than one class per term.

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Advanced Certificate in Women’s Studies

Students must complete fifteen BWI classes. Nine classes are from the required courses while the remaining three classes are electives.

Required Courses
WST5810    Biblical Foundations for the Minister’s Wife
WST0130    Christian Doctrine
WST0250    Biblical Theology of Womanhood
WST0110    Old Testament Survey 1
WST0112    Old Testament Survey 2
WST0120    New Testament Survey 1
WST0122    New Testament Survey 2
WST0160    Ministering to Women in the Local Church
WST0140    Church History

 A 3 hour course taken in the Seminary or College may be substituted for 2 BWI elective classes if approved by the Director of Women’s Life. Students may complete an Advanced Certificate in less than three years if more than one class is taken per term.

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Diploma in Women’s Studies
Students must complete fiften BWI classes. Ten classes are from the required courses while the remaining five classes are electives.

Required Courses
WST5810    Biblical Foundations for the Minister’s Wife
WST0130    Christian Doctrine
WST0250    Biblical Theology of Womanhood
WST0110    Old Testament Survey 1
WST0112    Old Testament Survey 2
WST0120    New Testament Survey 1
WST0122    New Testament Survey 2
WST0160    Ministering to Women in the Local Church
WST0140    Church History
WST0150    Baptist History & Identity

A 3 hour course taken in the Seminary or College may be substituted for 2 BWI elective classes if approved by the Director of Women’s Life.

Students may complete the Diploma in Women’s Studies in less than three years if more than one class per term.
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Certificate in Women's Studies with International Missions

According to the IMB Office of Global Strategy, after January 1, 2014, "All apprentice applicants, including head of household and spouse, will be required to have a minimum of 12 hours of seminary credit from an approved, graduated level theological institution prior to being approved by the trustees.

In lieu of the above requirements, the IMB has approved wives of Apprentice Missionaries to fulfill the class requirements through the Biblical Women's Institute. The wives will be awarded a Certificate in Women's Studies with International Missions at the completion of eight courses below. Please note that these classes are available on-campus or online.

Required Courses
WST0130    Christian Doctrine
WST0250    Biblical Theology of Womanhood 
WST0110    Old Testament Survey 1
WST0112    Old Testament Survey 2
WST0120    New Testament Survey 1
WST0122    New Testament Survey 2

2 Elective Courses 
BWI offers several elective courses that will benefit women who are preparing to go overseas. For example, courses such as Preparing for Missions, Introduction to Missions, Church Planting I and/or II, Women and Evangelism, Spiritual Disciplines, Counseling Women, and Biblical Foundations for the Minister's Wife.


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