September 28, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Heritage Hall, Southern Seminary
Ticket price $10
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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.
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