You may choose the Women's Ministry minor in the Biblical Studies or Local Church Ministries programs. The Biblical Studies major/Women's Ministry minor gives you an expanded Bible program with a full complement of women's ministry courses so you are prepared to serve in a church as a teacher or ministry leader. The Local Church Ministries major/Women's Ministry minor equips you to be a specialist in ministry to women in the local church.
Mrs. Martha Hartog teaches the Women's Ministry courses at Faith. She is an energetic, passionate teacher who combines years of women's ministry experience with a solid theological background. The result is courses that are Biblically-based and imminently practical. Mrs. Hartog is known for her personal attention to her students and her mentoring of them in ministering to other women. She and her husband, Dr. John Hartog II, are active members of Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge.
• B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.A., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.
Teaching and Ministry Experience
• Pastor's wife, Lipscomb Community Church, Lipscomb, Texas, and Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, Iowa
• Child Evangelism, Billings, Montana
• Library Clerk, Dallas Theological Seminary and Montana Institute of the Bible
• Dean of Women, Montana Institute of the Bible
• Academic Dean's Secretary, Calvary Bible College
• Assistant Librarian, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
Devotional Preparation for Women
Ministering to Aging
Seminar: Women's Min. Issues
Women's Ministry Foundations
Women's Ministry Programming
Contact Mrs. Hartog for information about the Women's Ministry program at Faith.
M-LC 321 Women's Ministry Foundations (3) A delineation of a Biblical philosophy for women's ministry in the local church. Special attention is given to Biblical principles for women's ministry, the development of women's ministry in the local church through a cultural and historical overview, and a practical application of the principles learned.
M-LC 322 Women's Ministry Programming (3) An examination of the practical programming issues related to women's ministry in the local church. Emphasis is placed on planning strategies, curriculum, and organizing activities and meetings. Class time is devoted to hands-on planning, organizing, and administering women's ministry events, activities, and meetings. Prerequisite: M-LC 321 Women's Ministry Foundations
M-LC 421 Mentoring Women (3) Guides a student in developing a strategy based on God's Word to exhort, encourage, and comfort other women. The student will become acquainted with major issues that women face today and learn how to deal with them Biblically. Mentoring women requires an intimate knowledge of God and His Word. Thus, the course will include a survey of theology and a brief journey through the sanctification process of the believer. Prerequisite: M-LC 321 Women's Ministry Foundations
M-LC 422 Devotional Preparation for Women (3) Helps the student prepare and deliver Biblical devotionals to women's groups. It includes a study of hermeneutical principles and the components of a well-organized Biblical devotional. The student will have opportunities to practice the skills she has learned in this course. Prerequisite: M-LC 321 Women's Ministry Foundations
M-LC 620 Women's Ministry Issues Seminar (2) A study of the leading issues facing women in the context of local church ministry. The gospel of Luke, with some of its theological themes and emphases, provides the background for the class. The course also involves a brief overview of the history and culture concerning a few of the subjects emphasized by Luke, especially those relating to women. Prerequisites: Women's Ministry Foundations (M-LC 321) and at least one other women's ministry course: Women's Ministry Programming (M-LC 322), Mentoring Women (M-LC 421), or Devotional Preparation for Women (M-LC 422)
Opportunities for women's ministry abound in churches today. Women have specialized needs, and a trained women's ministry specialist will be of great help to a church. In the Women's Ministry minor you will learn how to plan a women's program, prepare devotions and Bible studies for women, and mentor other women. In essence, you will learn how to carry out the Lord's command to make disciples.
Women's Ministry Minor
Women's ministry is a growing part of church work today. Many churches have women's Bible studies and special outreach events for women. Choosing this minor will help you lead effective women's ministries in your church. You will learn how to plan a women's program, prepare devotions and Bible studies for women, and mentor other women. In essence, you will learn how to make disciples.
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