The Partners in Ministry Certificate

The Partners in Ministry Certificate (PMC) program equips students' wives to be better prepared for ministry. Western Seminary offers women in the PMC program scholarships for participation in non-credit Pastoral Care to Women courses toward the certificate. Wives whose husbands are currently enrolled in a degree program at least half time (4 or more credits a semester) qualify for scholarship application. PMC students are able to attend these courses on campus or participate through the Online Campus.

No official graduate credit is earned through participation in this program. Those interested in earning graduate credit should contact the Office of Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the Partners in Ministry Certificate on a non-credit status are expected to give evidence of Christian faith, character, promise, and maturity. Students use the Partners in Ministry Certificate application for entry to the program.

Partners in Ministry Certificate Requirements

Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of six units passed with a satisfactory evaluation. Participants will be awarded a Partners in Ministry certificate upon completion of the program.

Courses that can be completed toward the PMC program include such options as follows (class offerings differ by term):
PCW 211 Pastoral Understanding of Women 2
PCW 212X Women in Pain I 2
PCW 212Y Women in Pain II 2
PCW 213 Women in Leadership 2
PCW 214 Building a Ministry to Women 2
PCW 215 Developing/Delivering Life Changing Messages 2
PCW 221 Develop Life Changing Bible Study Curriculum 2

2016-2017 Academic Catalog