Introduction to Ministry for Women – WMIN 500

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course presents an introduction for women’s ministry and for women in ministry. It will introduce students to the topics of ministry calling, preparation for ministry, the place of women in ministry, working with men in ministry settings, and the balance between ministry and family responsibilities.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Women today are given the opportunity to minister in leadership positions in the local church, parachurch, and mission organizations. This course seeks to help the student develop his/her own beliefs about the role of women in ministry, and to learn how men and women can work together in ministry. The student will also be able to appraise his/her own personal and spiritual qualifications for ministering effectively to the ministry to which he/she is called.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

(LBTS PLOs 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)

  1. Justify the value of women in ministry.
  2. Compare the terms complementarianism and egalitarianism and how these perspectives will affect how women will minister today.
  3. Evaluate personal and spiritual qualifications for ministering effectively.
  4. Analyze how the current behavioral culture will contribute to effectiveness in ministry.
  5. Discuss the obstacles and benefits of men and women working together in ministry.
  6. Identify the challenges facing ministry, marriages, and families.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 350 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 3 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words.

Personal Evaluation Project

This project is designed to help the student learn and understand his/her strengths and weaknesses as he/she prepares for a ministry leadership position. The student will complete various assessments and evaluations and then compile and write an 1100–1200-word Personal Evaluation Paper.

Book Review

The student will write a 700–800-word (about 4 pages) Book Review of an assigned book. The student must reflect on the ministry of the main character and the impact of her ministry.

Comparison Paper

The student will write a 7–10-page research-oriented paper in current Turabian format that focuses on the complementarian and egalitarian viewpoints of women working in ministry. The student must use a minimum of 7 scholarly sources.