Women’s Ministry Program

Directed by Dr. Emily Dean

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary was the first Southern Baptist school to offer formal, specialized theological education in the area of women’s ministry. Since its beginning in March 1997, this innovative program has increased in student enrollment and degree options. Its success is the result of growing interest in women’s ministry, the need for pragmatic training in women’s work, and increased leadership roles for women in the local church. God is preparing hundreds of women to minister to other women through their local churches.


The Women’s Ministry Program offers short-term courses at the main NOBTS campus year-round during academic workshops. Courses are offered in a convenient three- or five-day class format, approximately five times each year. In addition, two courses are taught online each semester.

Course Schedule

A multi-year course schedule and description of courses may be obtained from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Students who have received at least a high school diploma or its equivalent may earn baccalaureate academic credit for these certificate courses; and graduate students can earn master’s level credit.

Women’s Ministry Certificate

The Women’s Ministry Certificate prepares Christian women to lead women’s ministries in local churches. Courses provide inspiration, information, instruction, and interaction for church staff, women’s ministry directors, and lay leaders. Eight hours are required for completion.

Advanced Women’s Ministry Certificate

The Advanced Women’s Ministry Certificate provides additional training for leaders in the women’s ministry of local churches who already have completed the Basic Women’s Ministry Certificate. Courses offer interaction with other women’s ministry leaders as well as supplemental instruction and church-based projects. Eight additional hours are required for the Advanced Women’s Ministry Certificate.

For more information about the Women’s Ministry Programs, phone 1-800-NOBTS-01, ext. 3334, or visit the website at www. nobts.edu.