the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Women at Southern

Wondering if Southern has a place for you?

At Southern Seminary, we recognize the vital role that women play in God’s Kingdom.  To that end, we’ve created a variety of special programs and ministries to address women’s needs and equip them for whatever calling God has placed on their lives.


SWI_Banner2Seminary Wives Institute

is an innovative program designed to prepare the wives of seminary students for their role in their husband’s ministry. SWI is an academic program with courses designed to give biblically based and practically applied teaching, taught by our own seminary faculty as well as faculty wives and guest speakers. Upon completion, ladies earn a Certificate of Ministry Studies from Boyce College.



While the classroom is full of practical training for ministry, Equip is intended to focus that training specifically for women’s ministry. Equip will help to prepare women to apply their theological education to everyday ministry situations. This training is intended primarily for female students, and is open to all females on campus



is a twice-per-semester event for all the ladies of the Southern community to fellowship with one another. Female students and student wives will get to know the wives of faculty and administration with a brief program and casual conversation as we build upon our strong sense of community here.


Ministry Leaders Internship for Women

is designed to invest in female students who are called to minister to women in a church or educational setting. Ladies are challenged to invest strategically in the spiritual lives of other women while personally growing in leadership, discipline, and godliness. Please go here for more information.


Women of the Word

is a discipleship program for female students that will challenge them to consider carefully both Scripture and their response to it, so as to deepen their faith in, love for, and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. Our hope is to give a working model of how to conduct a ladies Bible study with expositional and relational skill. To apply, please go here.


Woman’s Auxiliary 

is a network of women who prayerfully support the seminary in a number of ways, such as providing scholarships for female students, supporting international students, and taking on projects around the campus like The Attic, a ministry to current students that provides donated gently used clothing for men, women and children as well as    household items and furniture.



For more information on any of these programs, please contact our Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Kari McCulloch, at 502-897-4220.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.