Mrs. Mohler teaching seminary wives class

Seminary Wives Institute

At Southern Seminary, we recognize the need for God-called ministers' wives to be prepared for ministry.

We believe that a minister's wife needs to be educated and equipped as she and her husband prepare for service in the churches and beyond. The time a student wife is in the seminary setting with her husband is the perfect time to undertake this training. She has opportunity to network with other wives who are preparing for the place God has for them. She will benefit from her study with faculty wives who can share from their rich experience.

The courses in the Seminary Wives Institute (SWI) are designed to give ministers' wives biblically based and practically applied teaching. They are taught by our own seminary faculty as well as faculty wives and guest speakers. We are committed to make this institute a vital part of the seminary wife's experience at Southern Seminary.

Spring 2024

Course Descriptions

Spring 2024 Course Descriptions

Student Application

Spring 2024 New Student Application

Three Year Schedule

We are also glad to publish our proposed three year class schedule.

Child Care Registration

SWI Thursday Night – Term 3

SWI Thursday Night – Term 4

SWI Wednesday Morning –
Term 4

Helpful Documents

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to describe characteristics of a healthy, growing
    ministry marriage.
  2. Students will be able to describe new or significant knowledge gained in
    traditional seminary studies.
  3. Students will be able to write out a clear and winsome account of their
    personal testimony.
  4. Students will describe their growth in a focused area of ministry.

Requirements for Graduation from Seminary Wives Institute

Certificate in Ministry Studies from Boyce College
Required Classes—10 credits
(offered once during every academic year)
Baptist Beliefs
Old and New Testament Survey
Baptists Then and Now
Discipleship I (taken consecutively with Discipleship II
Discipleship II
Essentials I (taken consecutively with Essentials II)
Essentials II
Evangelism Skills for Women (formerly called Leadership I)
Leadership Skills for Women (formerly called Leadership II)
Family Life Conference (husband must also attend Fri PM-Sat AM)
Elective Classes—3 credits
Any other three SWI classes or Seminar Saturday for credit
—Seminar Saturday can count multiple times since the content changes each year.
13 credits total
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Advanced Certificate in Ministry Studies from Boyce College
Required Classes—10 credits
(offered once during every academic year)
Baptist Beliefs
Old and New Testament Survey
Baptists Then and Now
Discipleship I (taken consecutively with Discipleship II
Discipleship II
Essentials I (taken consecutively with Essentials II)
Essentials II
Evangelism Skills for Women (formerly called Leadership I)
Leadership Skills for Women (formerly called Leadership II)
Family Life Conference (husband must also attend Fri PM-Sat AM)
Elective Classes—7 credits
Any other seven SWI classes or Seminar Saturday for credit
—Seminar Saturday can count multiple times since the content changes each year.


17 credits total

SWI courses that are approved and required by IMB for spouses:

2 courses in New Testament

OT/NT Survey
Closer Look at NT

2 courses in Old Testament–

Closer Look at OT
Intro to Biblical Interpretation
(They are counting this as the second OT class)

2 courses in Theology—
Baptist Beliefs
Closer Look at Baptist Beliefs (now called Closer Look at Theology with various topics—most recently, The Sufficiency of Scripture.)

2 electives—
with Cross Cultural Ministries being highly recommended as one of them

Asynchronous Program

SWI Asynchronous Program

Students may now complete online all requirements for both the basic and advanced Certificates of Ministry Studies through Boyce College.

Course Descriptions

Be sure to read the course descriptions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Asynchronous Program.

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Apply for SWI


Established students who have moved away from Louisville should email us at swi@buysellanimals.com to change their status to asynchronous.

Mrs. Mohler teaching Seminary Wives class

Contact


For more information, please contact:
Mrs. Mary K. Mohler, Director

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