Woman's Auxiliary

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 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
Upcoming Events
The Fall Luncheon 2021

Please join us for the Fall 2021 networking luncheon on Monday, September 27, 2021, in Heritage Hall at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We look forward to gathering together, and until then, we pray you endure these days remaining steadfast in the hope we all have in Jesus Christ.


Tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 26, 2021. We encourage group sales among churches and fellowship groups. Childcare will be available on a first-come, first-served basis by reservation through the Woman’s Auxiliary website.


More information about the Fall Luncheon will become available in the coming days. If you are interested in receiving information about Woman’s Auxiliary events, please email mparsons@sbts.edu.


Past Events

Fall 2019 Networking Luncheon

On September 16th, 2019, the Women’s Auxiliary hosted our Fall Networking Luncheon. We gathered to hear from women from all walks of life speak on the topic of hospitality. The following five seminars were offered:

  • The Hospitality Challenge: Overcoming Hindrances
  • Blessing, Not Stressing
  • The Heart of Hospitality
  • Hospitality as Evangelism
  • Generational Hospitality

Spring Luncheon 2019

On April 29, 2019, the Woman’s Auxiliary hosted our Spring Luncheon featuring Woman’s Auxiliary Board Member and Southern Seminary First Lady Mary Mohler. She encouraged the almost 300 attendees on the topic of gratitude, which is also the theme of her book “Growing in Gratitude: Rediscovering the Joy of a Thankful Heart.”