Midwestern Women’s Institute

Midwestern Women’s Institute is a residential certificate program that exists to equip women to serve their families, churches, and communities by providing them with ministry training, spiritual encouragement, and biblical fellowship. We offer classes on campus during the week with additional options for credit through chapel and conference classes. Our classes are open to all women in the Kansas City area who seek to learn and be equipped no matter their marital status or occupation.

Upcoming Courses


Fall 2020:

Term 1 (Aug. 24-Oct. 2)

  • Theology I: Thursdays at 6:30-8pm with Destiny Miller
  • Discipleship I: Tuesdays at 2-3:30pm with Destiny Miller

Term 2 (Oct. 5-Nov. 20)

  • Theology II: Thursdays at 6:30-8pm
  • Discipleship II: Tuesdays at 2-3:30 pm with Destiny Miller

Cost
SBC students – $10 per class
Non-SBC Students – $20 per class

Spring 2021:

Term 3 (Jan. 18-Feb. 26)

Courses: TBD

Term 3 (Mar. 15-Apr. 30)

Courses: TBD

I’m New to MWI:

To apply as a new MWI student, submit an admission application, below. After you have been admitted you can fill out an enrollment form.
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Existing MWI Members:

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MWI Certificate Program Information

Midwestern Women’s Institute (MWI) provides a course of study for any woman regardless of marital or occupational status who wants to enable and enhance spiritual and practical skills necessary for effective service. MWI offers courses designed to equip women for ministry in the home, church, and community.

Completion of a Certificate of Christian Studies satisfies the requirements with the International Missions Board (IMB).

Courses with MWI are not equivalent to college level courses and may not be used to substitute undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral degree requirements.
 

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Objectives:
Students graduating with the MWI Certificate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Bible and personal discipleship
  2. Develop an appreciation for Baptist heritage, mission, and ministries
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the biblical foundation for marriage and the family
  4. Develop an understanding of ministry opportunities in view of their personal talents and gifts

Location:
Courses for the MWI Certificate are offered on campus in Kansas City.

Duration:
Students attend classes in the evenings and complete the requirements in two to three years.

Distinctive Resources:
MWI students have access to community life that provides informal educational experiences, religious fellowship, and opportunity for reflection upon the meaning of faith in its relation to preparation for ministry.

Curriculum:
Two different levels of study are available.

Certificate of Ministry Studies: 10 credits
Granted to the student who completes all 10 credits of required courses.

Advanced Certificate of Ministry Studies: 15 credits
Granted to the student who completes all 10 credits of required courses and 5 credits of elective courses.

Required Courses:
WC 35: Discipleship I
WC 36: Discipleship II
WC 32: New Testament Survey I
WC 33: New Testament Survey II
WC 30: Old Testament Survey I
WC 31: Old Testament Survey II
WC 34: Theology I or II
WC 37: Hermeneutics
WC 38: Baptist Heritage and Beliefs
WC 39: Missions & Evangelism

 

Rotation: 19-20
Subject to professor availability and coordination with For the Church Institute.

Term I: OT I, FTC Workshop
Term II: OT II, Mission & Evangelism
Term III: NT I, Biblical Theology Workshop
Term IV: NT II

Rotation: 20-21
Subject to professor availability and coordination with For the Church Institute.

Term I: Theology I, Discipleship I, FTC Workshop
Term II: Theology II, Discipleship II
Term III: Church History I, Hermeneutics
Term IV: Church History II, Baptist Heritage & Beliefs

Rotation: 21-22
Subject to professor availability and coordination with For the Church Institute.

Term I: OT I, FTC Workshop
Term II: OT II, Biblical Counseling
Term III: NT I, Parenting
Term IV: NT II, Hospitality

Rotation: 22-23
Subject to professor availability and coordination with For the Church Institute.

Term I: Theology I, Discipleship I, FTC Workshop
Term II: Theology II, Discipleship II
Term III: Church History I, Hermeneutics
Term IV: Church History II, Baptist Heritage & Beliefs

Upcoming Events

Our Connect team plans events throughout the semester to give our women opportunities to meet together.

There are no upcoming events at this time.


 

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Contact Information

Location: Classroom Building, Office 133
Email: mwi@mbts.edu
Phone: 816-414-3760

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MWI Staff

Mrs. Karen B. Allen
President’s Wife, Director of Midwestern Women’s Institute

Mrs. Destiny Miller
Assistant Director of Midwestern Women’s Institute, Personal Assistant to the President’s Wife

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Resources


MWI Resource Library

Our MWI Resource Library has a number of Bible studies, books, and other resources that can be checked out by women at Midwestern and by local church members. The online catalog, mwi.libib.com, has links to both our Resource Library and the Video Bible Studies that are available to be checked out in the upper left corner of the screen. When you find a book or study you’d like to check out contact the MWI office to check availability and schedule a pickup time. An information card and a $30 deposit are required when you check out a resource and the deposit will be returned to you when return the study.
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