Master of Arts in Ministry to Women reformatted to be more accessible
Lauren Pratt | March 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 Higgins, 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.
Through the M.A. in ministry to women, Bible exposition and biblical theology of womanhood will be offered in the Fall 2019 semester. Taught by Julia Higgins, the in-class portion will also include guest 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 Higgins will be co-teaching biblical theology of womanhood. Students will also have the opportunity to network with other key leaders within the Southern Baptist Convention during the hybrid week.
“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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