Southwestern Seminary has launched a new Women’s Leadership Institute to offer a variety of certificate programs for women serving in any ministry, leadership, or life context—and Illinois Baptists are partnering with the program.
“All believers, including women, should be lifelong learners and lifelong teachers,” said Terri Stovall, dean of women and professor of women’s ministries. “For women, especially, we must be intentional about seeking out those opportunities that work within the various life seasons we find ourselves.”
For the woman serving and leading in her church or other ministry contexts, two certificate programs are available: the Certificate of Ministry Studies (12 hours) and the Advanced Certificate of Ministry Studies (20 hours). Courses are offered in a 6-week format in both a residential setting and online.
The institute has partnered with IBSA’s online leadership program, Edge, to provide Illinois women the leadership resources, affordable theological education, and networking opportunities found through these certificate programs.
“Our goal is to enhance the theological training of women leaders in the church to ultimately strengthen the church,” said IBSA’s Carmen Halsey, director of leadership development. “Immediate application of knowledge empowers them to continue to learn and grow but also intentionally pour into others. This contributes to building a leadership culture within our state.”
Go to IBSA.org/ibsa-online-courses for more information.
-From Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary