MA in Ministry to Women

Master of Arts in Ministry to Women reformatted to be more accessible

BY LAUREN PRATT   03/11/2019

In Fall 2019, a Master of Arts in ministry to women (MAMW) will be launched in a newly accessible format at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). The new format will allow women in a diversity of life stages and locations to receive high-quality theological training, network with respected Bible teachers around the country and build lasting friendships.

“My hope is to make the degree more accessible to women called to minister to women in the local church and non-profit organizations and to equip students to be competent in several areas: theology, Bible exposition, biblical counseling and leadership,” said Julia Bickley, associate dean of graduate program administration and assistant professor of ministry to women.  

The MAMW will be offered in a layered hybrid format, which allows students to take two classes simultaneously by completing a total of 12 weeks online and five days on campus. The course allows women to come together in cohorts during their time in the 49-hour degree program.

During the in-class portion of class, women will hear from key leaders in the field. This fall’s lineup includes speakers Jen Wilkin, Nancy Guthrie and Kelly King. Wilkin, author and teacher from The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, will be teaching Bible exposition on Oct. 3. Guthrie, author and Bible teacher, will lead a biblical theology workshop on Oct. 5. King, women’s ministry specialist for Lifeway Christian Resources, and Bickley will be co-teaching a a biblical theology of womanhood course. Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor of Anacostia River Church in Washington, D.C., and his wife, Kristie are among other key leaders within the Southern Baptist Convention with whom students will have the opportunity to network during the hybrid weekend.

“Women make up half the church,” said Keith Whitfield, who serves as acting provost, dean of graduate studies, vice president for academic administration and associate professor of theology at SEBTS. “We are committed to training all of God’s people to serve the church to fulfill the Great Commission. The newly designed M.A. in ministry to women provides a unique format to equip students through flexible delivery methods and a community for learning.”

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