the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Woman’s Auxiliary

September 22, 2014

10:30 a.m. to noon

Heritage Hall, Southern Seminary

Ticket price $10

Please join us for the Fall Networking Luncheon.

A Salad/Sandwich buffet lunch will be catered by Emma Lou’s, formerly Butterfly Gardens Cafe.

We have intentionally gathered women who can offer ideas, resources, and encouragement for the challenges that you may be encountering in your local church ministry, your daily home life, or your workplace.

We will be offering six mini sessions on the following ministry opportunities.  You will be able to make three selections.

  1. Gospel Truth for Mothering: Walking by faith and not by sight through the trenches of motherhood:  Hope and encouragement for the mothers of little people. —Mary Ellen Lawson, Crossing Church Bardstown 
  2. Life Upon Life for Life:  Giving help and hope to hurting women is something all women can do, but where do you start?  Come find out how you can be used by God to minister to those whom God sends you! —Garnetta Smith , Highview Baptist Church
  3. Making a difference in our city:  We will highlight the local ministries, A Woman’s Choice, Scarlet Hope, Jefferson Street Mission, and Scoops and Scripture and have a representative from each one at the meeting, along with resource information.  —Led by various leaders from local churches
  4. What’s the Good Word: So often women feel discouraged in the everyday ebb and flow of life.  It is so important that we actively seek to give encouragement and live a life that points others to Jesus as we encourage them to build up the body of Christ.  This mini seminar will equip you with biblical tools to use as you seek to encourage with the good words of the Lord. —Sheri Langley, Severns Valley Baptist Church
  5. The Heart of Hospitality:  Hospitality is not about inviting people into our perfect homes; it is all about inviting people into our imperfect hearts.  Join us as we take a look at what scripture says about hospitality and then think of practical ways to implement this in our homes and at our events.  —Catherine Rhoden and Heather Faught, Clifton Baptist Church
  6. Coffee Shop Discipleship: We are all called to disciple others, but how can you fit it into your already crazy schedule?  Discover the who, what, when, where, why, and how of making disciples and brewing up fresh friendships.  —Tina Thompson, Ashland Avenue Baptist Church 

We look forward to seeing you again!  Please feel free to invite women from your church and spread the word.

Child care is by reservation only at  Please call (502) 897-4142 to register and purchase tickets.  Deadline for childcare and registration is September 18th.

The Woman’s Auxiliary (WA) serves a unique purpose in the life of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the oldest institution of the Southern Baptist Convention. WA is a vital part of the life of the seminary, where around 4,000 men and women are preparing for service in Christian ministry and missions.

For over 50 years, WA of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has been helping students achieve their goal of being trained to serve our Lord. From its beginning, the major purpose of the WA has been to provide scholarships for women students. WA has changed the world through the giving of hundreds of scholarships for women.

WA also gives support to international students, takes on projects around the campus including The Attic, a ministry for the benefit of currently enrolled SBTS and Boyce students and their immediate families and provides donated gently used clothing for men, women and children as well as household items and furniture.


Our Early History

First born in the heart of the seminary president, Dr. Duke McCall, and supported by his wife, Marguerite, the originally called Woman’s Committee was to give a woman touch to the Southern campus. In April 1961, with the help of Mrs. Ellis A. Fuller whose husband preceded Dr. McCall as president of the seminary, the Women’s Committee was founded and the first luncheon held on May 17, 1961 with 15 women from churches in Cherokee, Dixie, Seneca, Iroquois, and Shawnee areas attending. On November 8, 1961, an estimated 200 gathered in Broadus Hall for the first meeting. The founders agreed, “Love is something you do” and adopted this as their theme for their work. Years later, the name was changed to the Woman’s Auxiliary (WA). The work of WA continues strong to this day.


Our Purpose

The purpose of WA is:

  • To provide scholarships for qualified women students
  • To enlist informed prayer support for the seminary community
  • To minister to Southern Seminary’s international students
  • To foster the development of the seminary through the active participation of women in projects to enhance the seminary’s usefulness to the denomination and to the cause of Christ
  • To acquaint women with the facilities, programs, and needs of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • To network women to work together for the cause of Christ
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.