Certificate in Women's Studies in International Missions

Prepare with our world-class faculty to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. We have designed the this certificate for those who are "going" as IMB spouses, and we have done this with affordability in mind, quality in content, and self-paced for convenience theological training. 

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A Solid Foundation for Missions

Eight courses to provide a well-rounded training for your ministry or personal study

Understanding the Bible (Hermeneutics)

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different views of Scripture? The reason for that is based on how people interpret God’s Word. This class will introduce the basic principles of Biblical interpretation to help you strengthen your Bible study and your love for God as you understand the meaning and significance of His word.

Christian Theology

What is Christianity about? Find the answer to this question and more as you learn about doctrines of the faith. This class will equip you with a greater understanding of your faith so that you can think through these topics for yourself and be able answer others when they ask, “What do you believe?”

Old Testament

How do you go about studying, teaching or preaching the Old Testament while remaining consistent with God’s will and intended meaning? What should we continue to practice and what should we not continue to practice as New Testament believers? Is the Old Testament even Christian Scripture? These questions and more will be answered in this course.

New Testament

How should we live as followers of The Way? This course will look at the scope of the New Testament and give you a greater understanding of the flow of the Gospels, Writings, Pauline Epistles, and Revelation.

Historical Theology

This course will help you to understand some of the central Christian doctrines taught in our churches and how they were formed during times of persecution and the development of the Christian faith.

Introduction to Acts

An introduction to the book of Acts covering introductory material, interpretive guidelines, the content of the book, and significant theological themes. Special attention given to how Acts helps demonstrate that Jesus is the Messiah.

Choose 2 Electives

Add any two electives to your certificate from a wide selection of current offerings.

Full Certificate


  • Includes 6 essential courses plus 2 electives
  • Start courses any time; complete at your own pace
  • Balanced for all learning levels
  • Available for verified IMB personnel only

Essential Training for Missions

Equipping those who "Go" with maximal flexibility and quality theological training from Southeastern's world class faculty. At Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, every classroom is a Great Commission classroom. 

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Satisfy your IMB Spouse seminary requirements at a discounted rate!

This certificate is designed for IMB Spouses, and the discount applies only to those that are currently in the IMB's application process.