Take Biblical Theology of Womanhood (New Testament) Tuition-FREE

Take Biblical Theology of Womanhood – New Testament for free! This class is consistently one of the most influential classes for women at Southwestern Seminary. For the first time, this learning experience is free for all who audit the course! You read that right – you get all the class material and resources without having to do any of the work – pretty great deal!

This flexible-access class can be taken on campus or online and is {FREE} to anyone wishing to audit the course. Designed as a massive open online course (MOOC)—an innovative educational method practiced by the nation’s leading universities—this in-depth study of the New Testament answers that question: “What does the Bible have to say about being a woman?” Along with gleaning principles from the lives of biblical women, you will discover a paradigm for biblical womanhood that is comprehensive and non-contradictory.

Why would you sign up for this class? Just look at the major issues facing women today, and you’ll discover that many of them center on gender and womanhood issues. Our world desperately needs Christian women who can articulate a clear, comprehensive, and non-contradictory view of what it means to be a woman. Taught by Dorothy Patterson and Candi Finch, this class will uniquely enrich your home, marriage, and ministry and equip you to engage cultural ideas that run counter to God’s Word.

Over 300 women were part of the Old Testament section this fall. Don’t miss the New Testament section starting in January! Taught by Dr. Dorothy Patterson and Professor Candi Finch, the course begins January 22, 2015 and ends May 5, 2015. Classes meet Thursday nights, from 6:15pm-9:00pm. Can’t make it on Thursdays? No problem! In addition to live streaming, you can log on to view the recorded sessions  the next day. Click here to download the application.

This experience is perfect for both personal and group Bible Study! With weekly sessions posted online, you can watch this substantive teaching from the comfort of your own home. Use the weekly study questions for group discussion and application.

This Biblical Theology of Womanhood class is has influenced scores of women. Here’s what some of them are saying:

This class wasn’t just the place where I met my best friends as we came together each week to study His Word.  It was also the class where I better understood the heart of God and his plan and purpose for my life as a woman, how I could jump on board with his plan and change the world around me for His glory. I also learned how to articulate that plan better to other women that God brings into my life in my church.  All in all, it was the one class in seminary which I would benefit sitting under year after year (which is why I started re-teaching it when I left and went into ministry myself).  ~ Sarah B.

Whether you lead a woman’s bible study from your home, mentor young women, or want to deepen your understanding of God’s Word and what it says about being a biblical woman, I encourage you to enroll in Dr. Patterson’s Biblical Theology of Womanhood course. You will be in for a treat as you log in from the comfort of your own home and join a legacy of women studying and sharing God’s plan for women. In this course, you will study key biblical passages and wrestle with controversial topics on biblical womanhood. And as your heart and mind are opened to God’s rich and beautiful purpose and plan for creating woman and her role in her home, church, and community, you will be better equipped to teach with confidence God’s design for biblical womanhood, mentor women in the midst of everyday circumstances, and intellectually engage women’s issues in today’s culture. As the Women’s Ministry Director at my church, I am so excited to share this wonderful opportunity with my ladies and encourage them to enroll in what was my favorite class during my seminary studies!” ~ Melissa M.

Biblical Theology of Womanhood was one of my favorite classes, a highlight of my educational journey! Mrs. Patterson brings biblical wisdom, scholarly insight, and proven experience into the classroom, providing the Christian woman with an excellent foundation for life and ministry. What I learned in this class, I continue to apply to this day! So, get ready for an exciting venture through Scripture to explore the biblical paradigm for womanhood! ~ Melody S.

Biblical Theology of Womanhood gave me a solid, historical, biblical and spiritual perspective of womanhood. It is a fantastic course that showed me the value that God places on womanhood, and the ways God uses women to carry out His unique plans. The understanding that I gained in this class gave me a framework on which to build my own life. The best part about the class was learning from godly women who model biblical womanhood on a daily basis. ~ Lauren M.

Whether you’re a ministry leader, college student, Bible study teacher, working woman, or stay-at-home mom (or both!), this class is for every woman who has ever considered how God’s Word relates to us today.

This class will transform your perspective of what it means to be made “woman.” Click here to download the application.


The Study Bible for Women is the recommended bible for students taking WOMST 3113 Biblical Theology of Womanhood I. (It is not required) Links for purchase are below:

B&H Publishing

48 thoughts on “Take Biblical Theology of Womanhood (New Testament) Tuition-FREE”

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  2. Courtney says:

    Hello! Excited to audit this course. My husband is finishing his B.A. at another seminary and we are currently praying about attending SWBTS for his MDiv. If we came, I’d do coursework through the Studies for Student Wives program. If I audit this course now, would it count toward anything later? Just curious! Thanks! 🙂

  3. Can you take the corse without bying the book?Lenora Sikes says:

    I would love to take this course on line…however I do not have the ability to purchase the book… Can you take the course with out the book? Are their scholarships or wavers available to cover the cost of the purchase of the book?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hi Lenora,

      Absolutely! There is no required text for this class except a modern translation of the Old Testament. The Study Bible for Women is just a great resource for studying this topic. As long as you have a Bible, you’ve got what you need.


  4. Lenora Sikes says:

    I read through the whole advertisement for this course and found that the Book “The Study Bible for Women ” Is not required. Yea!

    And I may already have that bible

    I can see where this course could definitely help me as I work with women in my community through discipleship, bible study groups and in everyday conversations. Looking forward to taking this class on line.

  5. Emily Wilson says:

    How do we access the course? Is it through email or do we have a website through the school that we access to see the course material?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey Emily!

      After registering, you’ll receive log in information for Blackboard, where you’ll be able to see the classes and download materials.

  6. Rhonda Green says:

    I’m excited to say I just emailed my applications in. Can you tell me what time the class will start? Thanks!!

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Fantastic, Rhonda! The class begins August 21st. You’ll be receiving an email with info on how to set up a student email and log into Blackboard to see the classes.

  7. Debbie Covington says:

    Hi! I signed up yesterday by filling out the application and faxing it in. Will I get notified by email about what the next step is to audit? Blessings, Debbie

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey Debbie! Yes – you’ll be receiving an email with info on setting up your student email and logging in to Blackboard. Because of the overwhelming popularity to this class, it might take a few days. But rest assured, you’ll be ready to jump in when classes start!

  8. Rebekah says:

    I read the intro on this class but I was wondering what all is reguired in this online class? Is this class mostly lecture or is there homework?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey Rebekah! If you’re auditing, there’s no homework required. Are you interested in taking the class for credit?

      1. Rebekah says:

        right now I am just thinking about taking the class and not for credit just to see if I might start taking classes there next semester. If I was to take the class on campus how would that look and is it full already?

      2. Rebekah says:

        If I did take it as credit what is the difference between that and the audit class?

  9. Betsy Torres says:

    Do I still have time to take this class? Can I send my application today?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Absolutely, Betsy! Email it on over!

  10. Shawn says:

    Hi, I am unsure if there is anything else I need to do after I recieved my blackboard info. I am unable to log on to blackboard. I am auditing the class and already faxed application. Do I do anything else? Do I register anywhere else? I have done his before.

    1. Shawn says:

      Sorry I ment to say I haven’t done this before.

    2. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey Shawn!

      Not to worry. Have you already received an email from the Registrar’s office with info on Blackboard?

      1. Shawn says:

        It wasn’t working before but now it is! Thank you so much!

      2. Katie McCoy says:

        Fantastic! Let us know if you come across any other challenges.

  11. Lyndsey says:

    I sent in my application about a week ago and haven’t received an email yet. Is there anything else I needed to do?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      That’s great, Lyndsey! You’ll be hearing from the Registrar’s office very soon about how to log into Blackboard.

  12. Isabel says:

    I just learned today about this online course, and I am very interested in registering, is it possible yet? Where can I register?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      That’s great, Isabel! There’s till time. Click the link in this post where it says, “Click here to download the application.” Just scan and email your application to Admissions@swbts.edu and we’ll get you connected to Blackboard were you can log to hear the lectures.

      1. Isabel says:

        Thanks for the clarification. I just did! Hoping this is God´s will and I can enter to the course. God bless you all!!

  13. Rhonda Green says:

    Hey Katie!
    I still have not received an email withthe information on how to get signed into the class. Is there anything else I need to do?

  14. Deb Martin says:

    Looking forward to this class. Sent in my application via fax and email but never heard back. Will I be getting info before the class begins tomorrow?

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hi Deb! Depending on when you submitted it, it may still be in the matriculation process. I’ll check with Prof. Finch to see if you’re on her list of registered students.

    2. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey again, Deb! Prof. Finch just emailed you today so the info should be waiting for you in your inbox! Glad you’ve joined the class!

  15. Adriana says:

    Hi Katie, is it too late to take the online lass? Thanks!!

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hi Adriana! I’m not sure but if you email Admissions@swbts.edu they’ll be able to help you!

  16. Mary Suja says:

    Hi Katie, I just came across this wonderful website. I’m from India and would like to enroll for this class. Is it still possible since it is mid September already? Thanks, Mary

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey Mary! That’s so great! The class is probably not available to take for credit. BUT – I think you can register to have access to the video lessons and handouts. Email Admissions@swbts.edu and they can get you started.

      Also, the New Testament section of the class begins in January so you are definitely in time for that!

  17. Jodi says:

    I just found this site today and would love to take this course online (no credit). Is it too late? Thanks.

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hey Jodi! If you contact Admissions at Admissions@swbts.edu they can get you connected. Since you’re not wanting to take it for credit, it may not be too late. Also, the New Testament section of this class is being offered in January so stay tuned for that!

  18. Linda says:

    All the links that say to view the NT class, or to download the application for the NT class….say “Old Testament”. I am already auditing the OT class, do I have to re-apply to audit the NT class? Thanks.

    1. Barbara Behringer says:

      Linda I’m auditing the OT class too. If you check your SWBTS Office 365 email the information for applying is in that email plus a link for friends who have not taken the OT class.

  19. carmen grullon says:

    How can I register? I did not see any link? I am so interested in taking this course.

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hi Carmen! Here’s the link: http://swbts.edu/womanhood/

  20. Becky says:

    Hi, How long does the registration process take? I completed the online application on Tues (1/20) and have not received confirmation or information. Please advise, thank you.

    1. Katie McCoy says:

      Hi Becky!

      Our Registrar’s office has you all registered but we don’t have an accurate email. (The one attached to your comment came back as an error.) What is the best email to reach you?

      Katie McCoy
      Editor, BiblicalWoman.com