Student Wives at NOBTS

The Core Values of the seminary are Doctrinal Integrity, Spiritual Vitality, Mission Focus, Characteristic Excellence, and Servant Leadership. In keeping with these values, and bearing in mind that the student wives of today will be the ministers' wives of tomorrow, NOBTS provides crucial learning and growth opportunities for student wives.

Ministry Wife Certificate Classes

Certificate Information and Fees

This Ministry Wife Certificate is designed for NOBTS campus and extension center student wives as well as other ministry wives.   Wives of currently-enrolled NOBTS students can enroll in and register for these courses free of charge.  Other ministry wives whose husbands are not currently attending NOBTS will pay fees and hourly tuition rates.  All students will be responsible for textbook costs.  

The requirements for the certificate include "The Minister's Wife" and seven elective courses.  The Minister's Wife course is offered every fall on campus and every other year in a 2-and-a-half-day workshop format during Red Carpet Week in May.  This course must be completed before a student can earn the Ministry Wife certificate.  New students will be enrolled in the Ministry Wife certificate program when they register for their first class.

Click here for 2014-2015 Ministry Wife Course Schedule

Online Courses

One online course is offered during the fall and spring semesters as well as during the summer.  Online courses are 8 weeks in length.  Students will be required to complete online weekly assignments in these courses.  Students wishing to register for a course delivered in the online format must fill out the Online Course Registration Form.  The form should be mailed to or dropped off at the registrar's office.  For a list of courses, click on the schedule above.

On-Campus Courses

Two classes are offered on campus every semester.  Classes meet Tuesday nights 6:30-8:30 in the Hardin Student Center.  Students can register for the on-campus classes during the first night of class.  Immunizations are required by the second night of class for students who attend Tuesday night classes.  For a list of courses, click on the schedule above.

Workshop Courses

Two 2-and-a-half day workshops are offered each year during Red Carpet Week in May on the New Orleans campus.  Registration for these courses are conducted on the first day of class, but housing reservations may be required at least one month in advance.  For a list of courses, click on the schedule above.

For more information, please call Dr. Rhonda Kelley, Director of Ministry Wife Certificate, at 504-282-4455 x8588 or email her at

Student Wives' Fellowship Meetings

The Student Wives Fellowship (SWF) is designed to be a place where student wives can relate to other women walking along the same journey. Life-long friendships are developed, and spirituTaran Hollandal walks are enhanced. SWF holds meetings once a month during the school year. The meetings are inspirational as well as conversational. Childcare is provided by calling the Preschool Education Center by the Monday before the meeting (x8585). This year's president is Anne Zwerner; contact her with questions and suggestions at

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Student Wives Fellowship is having a Ladies' Night In Movie Night including a popcorn bar! We'll meet in the Cafeteria Creole Room from 7 to 9 p.m. The missions emphases this month will be Inward & One, ministries to women in area sex industries. The evening will include some yummy food as well as opportunities to meet new friends and connect with returning students. Childcare is available in the Preschool Education Center by reservation (call x8585 before Thursday) for $2 per child ($5 max per family). For more information, contact Judi Jackson at or x3283.


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


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