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Women's Ministries Certificate of Achievement


The Master’s University has developed a Women’s Ministries Certificate of Achievement available to TMU undergraduate students as well as lay people in the community. In offering this program, the School of Biblical Studies desires to train women for ministry in accordance with the model set by Titus 2, where older women are called to train younger women. This certificate is designed around the belief that Christian character is foundational to any kind of training and equipping for ministry, whether in the local church, in parachurch organizations, or in missions.

We desire to equip women who will become valuable and trustworthy participants in ministry under the leadership of pastors, elders, and other ministry leaders. To this end, we train women in the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, teaching them to think and serve out of a strong biblical foundation.

To earn the Women’s Ministries Certificate of Achievement, students complete 15 units of academic classes on topics such as public speaking, discipleship, biblical counseling, and theology of the church and family.

Sample Courses

Foundations of Women’s Ministries (Fall)


A study of biblical passages relating to women and ministry, a study of how women’s ministries fit in the overall ministry of the local church as it is led by pastors/elders, a study and discussion of Titus 2:3-5, an evaluation of complementarian and egalitarian views of women and men and their roles and functions, a consideration of the various ministries available to women in the New Testament, and a discussion of opportunities in church and parachurch ministries today. Students will write a summary paper on the biblical view of women’s ministries.

Foundations of Women’s Ministries is a necessary prerequisite and must be taken in the Fall by all candidates in the program.


Wednesdays, 6-9pm

For women only.

Counseling & Discipling Women (Spring)


This course is designed to provide a biblical framework for woman-to-woman discipleship and biblical counseling. Topics include the priority and definition of discipleship/counseling and training in the “how to’s” of discipleship/counseling.  This course is also designed to train the student in counseling specific issues that women face such as bitterness, anxiety, depression, self-image, and more. The goal is to equip women to fulfill their scriptural mandate to mentor/counsel other women and bring ultimate glory to God.

For women only.

Message Preparation for Women (Fall/Spring)


Training in how to prepare, organize, and deliver messages such as personal testimonies, devotionals, and Bible lessons. The course will aid women preparing for women’s ministry or youth ministry. Each student will have opportunities to speak before the class and receive evaluations by the instructor and other students.

In-Person Only

Tuesday & Thursday, 11:10 am -12:35 pm

For women only.

Theology of the Church and Family (Spring)


A study of the nature and purpose of the church and family. This course will cover such topics as the nature and government of the church, key ecclesiological issues, the nature and role of the Old Testament Law in the church, as well as the nature and priority of the family in the church.

In-Person Only

Bible Elective (Fall/Spring)

Any course offered in the Fall/Spring Catalog through the School of Biblical Studies.

In-Person Only

Next Steps: Applying

The requirements for "community lay people."


  • Faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior
  • Membership with good standing at a Bible-believing church
  • Recommendation from a pastor or lay leader
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Faculty Profiles

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