Woman's Auxiliary

The WomWA website logoan’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 5,500 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 female students. WA has changed the world through the giving of hundreds of scholarships for women.

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

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Our Early History

First born in the heart of the seminary president, Dr. Duke McCall, and supported by his wife, Marguerite, the originally called Women’s Committee was to give a woman’s 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

Our Events

2019 Woman’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon

 

You are cordially invited to attend the Woman’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon on Monday, April 29. We are honored to have Mrs. Mary Mohler as our special speaker. She will be sharing her about her new book “Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the joy of a thankful heart.”

The spring tradition continues as women from area churches host and decorate each table. Lunch will be catered by Emma Lou’s. Limited spots available for individual tickets ($10), and church-hosted tables of 10 ($100) are available. To purchase an individual ticket or inquire about hosting a table, call 502-897-4143.

Additional information will be sent to each hostess regarding details of the day and decorating your table. During this luncheon, we will be accepting donations of household and clothing items for The Southern Exchange, Southern Seminary’s ministry to students and their families. Free valet parking will be offered at the McCall Pavilion for all guests, and childcare will be available on a first-come basis.

Past Events

Fall 2018 Networking Luncheon

On September 24th, the Women’s Auxiliary hosted our Fall 2018 Networking Luncheon. We gathered to hear from women from all walks of life speak on the realities of our everyday lives and encourage us in the midst of these challenges. The following five seminars were offered:

  • Balancing Your Time
  • Balancing Nutrition and Exercise
  • Balancing Spiritual Health in an Unbalanced World
  • Balance from the Inside Out
  • Balancing Inreach and Outreach

Spring Luncheon 2018

On April 23, 2018, the Woman’s Auxiliary hosted our Spring Luncheon featuring Woman’s Auxiliary Board President Tina Thompson who encouraged the almost 300 attendees with her personal testimony, featured in her book “Released: Setting Your Spirit Free from Depression and Anxiety.”

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