The Women's Development Program exists to produce women who know God, love the gospel, and live on mission. Our desire is to equip women to be grounded in the personhood of God, have hearts that are continually transformed by the gospel and as a result live in their true identities as ambassadors for Christ.
The WDP has significantly strengthened my relationship with the Lord. I have come to a place where I have had to face the truth about God and things I had neglected to pay attention to. I have come to love and understand the Lord more than I could have imagined.
Because of the knowledge and understanding gained through the WDP I am worshipping God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit with appropriate awe. I feel like God was my teacher through the whole year and that's an intimate, awesome thing.
There was once this girl that I thought I had pegged. We were acquaintances, but when forced to spend time together we truly got to know each other and now we are the closest of friends. This is what studying the Word in WDP has done with my relationship with the Lord, but many times over.
I have felt so blessed to see God change me and move in life circumstances as He worked through the unique learning opportunities that this program provides. I feel like I've sat under some of the best teaching around.
The Austin Stone Institute (ASI ) is excited to announce that in partnership with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Southern) in Louisville, Kentucky, ASI can now offer graduate-level hours for training in our program.
So for those trying to decide between enrolling in seminary or interning with a church, we are proud to announce that through the Austin Stone Institute, you have the opportunity to do both at the same time.
There are currently two ways to obtain seminary credit through the Austin Stone Institute:
Through ASI’s Intern and Resident Program, students may obtain up to 18 hours of credit from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Students must enroll at Southern to obtain these credits.
By participating in ASI’s Men’s Development Program and Women’s Development Program, students may obtain up to 18 hours of graduate-level credit over the course of the year. These credit hours are not hours received from Southern, but Southern has preapproved a transfer of these hours into their degree programs.