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 also 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 12- and 18-credit certificates are built around core seminary classes that will help prepare you for practical ministry opportunities.

  • Husband is taking a full time load in the master of divinity (at least 8 credits) or in the doctor of ministry or the doctor of philosophy program (at least one class).
  • Each applicant must have a bachelor’s degree.

FAll 2021 Schedule

This fall the SWI will hold three in-person sessions. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. Email [email protected] for more information.

September 20

Rachel S. will present a session on the topic of hospitality. Rachel and her husband oversee a large international ministry at their church, hosting weekly Bible studies and meals. Rachel and her family are exemplary in their selfless service to others. She has much to share from her study of Scripture on the importance of hospitality and her years of practical experience.

October 11

Soraya Casillas — wife of Dr. Ken Casillas, Seminary faculty member and pastor of Cleveland Park Bible Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina — will share a personal testimony at a fall fellowship over desserts and warm fall beverages. Amy Johnson, director of Seminary Wives Institute, will host the fellowship at her home near campus. Please email the address above to sign up and receive more details.

November 18

Karen Jones, wife of Dr. Bob Jones III, will open her home for the final SWI meeting of the semester and give a challenging, practical devotional. Come enjoy this special time of encouragement as we celebrate the Thanksgiving season.

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.