Southeastern Announces New Certificate in Ministry to Women

Committed to training women to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission, Southeastern Seminary announces a new self-paced GO Certificate in Ministry to Women.

As a part of Southeastern’s larger efforts to equip women, the GO Certificate in Ministry to Women is a seven-course, self-paced certificate designed to train women to make disciples. Southeastern believes the flexibility of this certificate offers a unique training opportunity for women in the Church who are eager to grow in faithfulness to the Great Commission.

“At Southeastern, we believe mature disciples make mature disciples, so it is our desire to aid the Church in the work of the Great Commission,” commented Julia Higgins, assistant professor of ministry to women and director of women’s degree programs. “Our heartbeat is to see women growing in biblical knowledge, theological depth, and missional passion; and that is why we are excited to announce the new GO Certificate in Ministry to Women.”

Our heartbeat is to see women growing in biblical knowledge, theological depth, and missional passion.

“While Southeastern offers a myriad of degrees, we hope that this certificate will meet busy women where they are by providing theological education that is affordable and accessible through self-paced courses taught by our faculty,” added Higgins. “It is our desire that women who are called to minister to other women will be prepared to make disciples in the ministry context the Lord has placed them, all for the glory of King Jesus and the good of his Church.”

The certificate features seven courses designed to offer women biblical and theological foundations for ministry as well as training tailored to equip women to live on mission, teach and counsel other women, and lead women’s ministries:

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Christian Theology
  • Biblical Exposition for Ministry to Women
  • Leading Women to Be on Mission
  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church
  • Counseling Women

According to Chris Thompson, associate vice president for academic administration, the combination of biblical depth and program flexibility makes this certificate highly adaptable for the needs of churches and individual students.

“The new GO Certificate in Ministry to Women courses provide rich, theological training designed for women in an accessible format,” noted Thompson. “Churches can use individual courses in a small group setting or individuals have the option to work their way through a seven-course certificate at their own pace. These courses are intentionally designed, so they can be adapted to a student’s calling and context.”

Enabling women to pursue further training at an affordable price, the GO Certificate in Ministry to Women will be available to students for $97 per course, totaling $679 for the seven courses. For a limited time, students who sign up for courses within the first year they are offered can receive a discounted rate of $50 per course, and spouses of existing Southeastern students can receive the certificate at their regularly discounted rate of $25 per course.

To learn more about the certificate or to register for courses, visit Southeastern’s GO Certificates site. To find out more about how you or your church can take part, contact Brandi Wyatt, Southeastern’s coordinator for certificate services, at [email protected].

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