The 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 60 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 Event: Spring 2022 Luncheon with Courtney Reissig

Southern Seminary invites you to attend the Woman’s Auxiliary Spring Luncheon on Monday, April 11, 2022, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. We are pleased to welcome back to Southern Seminary one of our recent graduates, Mrs. Courtney Reissig. Her topic is “Be Prepared: How Psalm 1-2 is a Framework For Life.” A native of California, Courtney’s undergraduate degree is from Northwestern College and her MA is in Church Ministries from SBTS. She is married to Daniel and they have four sons, including a set of twins. Courtney is the author of three books. They will be available for purchase at our luncheon.

The Spring tradition continues as women from area churches host and decorate each table. We will enjoy our traditional salad and sandwich lunch. Limited spots are available for individual tickets ($10), and church-hosted tables of 10 ($100) are available. Tickets can be purchased by visiting waspringluncheon.eventbrite.com or by calling 502-897-4605.

Additional information will be sent to each hostess regarding details of the day and decorating one’s table. Look for the designated area near registration tables where donations to the Southern Exchange will be collected. This ministry welcomes donations of gently used clothing and household goods for our students and their families.

A link to purchase tickets is available HERE. Childcare registration is available HERE. Limited spots are available.

 

 

 

 

Past Events

Fall 2021 Networking Luncheon

On September 27th, 2021, the Women’s Auxiliary hosted our Fall Networking Luncheon. We gathered to hear women from all walks of life speak on several different topics. The following five seminars were offered:

  • My Cancer. God’s Grace. His Glory.
  • Parenting: Raising Up “Aliens” in Today’s World
  • Renewing our Minds: Reviving the Love of Reading
  • Quick to Covet: Doing Battle with the Desire of the Eyes

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.”