Seminary Wives Institute

At BJU Seminary we want to enable our men and their wives to be trained together so that they can be be fully equipped to serve together. Although teachers, classes, books, and projects are important to a seminary student’s preparation for ministry, a man’s wife is far more important to his success in the work of the Lord.

That’s why the Seminary Wives Institute exists—to provide relevant ministry training and mentoring for the wives of the men in our seminary. Through monthly training sessions, opportunities to pursue formal training, and a community of like-minded women, the SWI seeks to support our seminary wives in their current ministries and equip them for future opportunities.

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Training Sessions

— Monthly training sessions throughout the semester led by experienced women in ministry.

— Instruction that is relevant to current ministry situations.

— Engaging topics discussed in an informal atmosphere.

Free Graduate Certificate

If you qualify, you can earn a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling or Teaching Bible free of charge! These 18 and 12-credit certificates are built around core seminary classes that will help prepare you for practical ministry opportunities.

  • Husband is a current student in the Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, or PhD program, taking a full academic load (at least 8 credits).
  • Each applicant must have a bachelor’s degree.


Fall, 2020

Because the pandemic has restricted our ability to hold in-person meetings, this fall we will hold two informal Zoom meetings for the purpose of mutual encouragement and fellowship. These meetings will be on October 5th and November 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

Interest Form

If you are interested in participating in the Seminary Wives Institute, please fill out this no-obligation form so we can provide you with more information.