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Midwestern Women’s Institute

Midwestern Women’s Institute exists to equip women to serve their families, churches, and communities by providing them with ministry training, spiritual encouragement, and biblical fellowship.

MWI offers ministry training in an intentionally social environment while connecting students with other women pursuing ministry training, missional engagement, godly households and gospel-centered fellowship.

Need childcare?

MWI offers the opportunity for on-campus students to reserve free childcare during MWI courses through Kids for the Church.

Learn more about Kids for the Church here. Childcare – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (mbts.edu)

MWI On Campus

MWI‘s residential certificate program offers classes on campus during the week with additional options for credit through chapel and conference classes.

Classes are open to all Kansas City-area women who seek ministry training, spiritual encouragement, and biblical fellowship.

MWI Online

Realizing that some face obstacles to participating in person, MWI’s online program extends core and elective courses to women outside the Kansas City area who desire to grow and nurture a basic understanding of scripture, theology, and the pursuit of holiness, along with practical ministry application.

APPLY FOR MIDWESTERN WOMEN'S INSTITUTE

The first step to becoming an MWI student is to apply for acceptance into the program. Simply fill out the application form and select the program (on-campus or online) for which you are applying.

Once you are accepted, you can enroll in upcoming on-campus or online courses.

Spring 2023
On-Campus/Residential

Term 1 (JAN. 23 - MARCH 2)

Courses:

Baptist Heritage & Beliefs (WC 38)

Mondays 6:30-8pm

Hermeneutics 1 (WC 37)

Thursdays 6:30-8pm

Term 2 (MARCH 6 - APRIL 27)

Courses:

Wives in Ministry (WC 10)

Mondays 6:30-8pm

Hermeneutics 2 (WC 47)

Thursday 6:30-8pm

Deadline: Enroll for Term 1 by January 18!

Spring 2023 Online

TERM A (JAN. 16 - MARCH 9)

Courses:

Old Testament 1 (WC 30)

New testament 1 (WC 32)

TERM B (MARCH 13 - APRIL 23)

Courses:

Old Testament 2 (WC 31)

New Testament 2(WC 33)

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

Cost per credit hour (On-campus and Online)

MBTS student/wife or employee/wife: $10

Non-MBTS student/wife or employee/wife: $20

MWI Courses and Course Rotation

Six-week required courses include:

  • Old Testament 1
  • Old Testament 2
  • New Testament 1
  • New Testament 2
  • Theology 1
  • Theology 2
  • Discipleship 1
  • Discipleship 2
  • Hermeneutics 1
  • Evangelism & Missions

Six-week elective courses include:

  • Hermeneutics 2
  • For the Church conference course
  • Hospitality
  • Wives in Ministry
  • Biblical Womanhood
  • Baptist Heritage and Beliefs
  • Prayer
  • Biblical Parenting

On-Campus Course Rotation

Fall 2023

Term 1

Old Testament 1 (WC 30)

FTC conference (WC 11)

Elective

Term 2

Old Testament 2 (WC 31)

Elective

Spring 2024

Term 3

New Testament 1 (WC 32)

Elective

Term 4

New Testament 2 (WC 33)

Elective

Fall 2024

Term 1

Discipleship 1 (WC 35)

Theology 1 (WC 39)

FTC conference

Term 2

Discipleship 2 (WC 36)

Theology 2 (WC 40)

Spring 2025

Term 3

Hermeneutics 1 (WC 37)

Evangelism and Missions (WC 34)

Term 4

Hermeneutics 2 (WC 47)

Elective

Online Course Rotation

Fall 2023

Term 1

Discipleship 1 (WC 35)

Hermeneutics 1 (WC 37)

Term 2

Discipleship 2 (WC 36)

Hermeneutics 2 (WC 47)

Spring 2024

Term 3

Theology 1 (WC 39)

Elective

Term 4

Theology 2 (WC 40)

Evangelism & Missions (WC 34)

Fall 2024

Term 1

Old Testament 1 (WC 30)

Elective

Term 2

Old Testament 2 (WC 31)

Elective

Fall 2025

Term 3

New Testament 1 (WC 32)

Elective

Term 4

New Testament 2 (WC 33)

Elective

MWI Certificate and IMB Requirements

Midwestern Womens 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.

Two levels of study are available.

Certificate of Ministry Studies: 10 credits
Granted to the student who completes all 10 credits of core (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.

Completion of an MWI Certificate of Ministry Studies satisfies the requirements for a non-head of household/spouse with the International Missions Board (IMB).

Courses with MWI are not equivalent to college-level courses and may not be used to substitute undergraduate, masters, or doctoral degree

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CONTACT THE OFFICE


Location: Classroom Building, Office 133

email: mwi@mbts.edu

Phone: 816-414-3760

UPCOMING EVENTS


There are no upcoming events at this time.

MWI Objectives and Distinctives

Students completing the MWI program 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:

MWI Courses are offered on the MBTS campus in Kansas City and online.

Duration:

Residential students attend classes in the evenings. Residential and online students 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.