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12th Annual Run for the Son to be held March 31, 2012

February 16, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

The 12th Annual 5k Run/1 Mile Fun Walk will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, beginning at 8:00 AM. This event raises funds to provide scholarships for HST students

Run for the Son is sponsored by the Associated Women for Harding and Harding School of Theology Advancement Office.

The race location is Harding School of Theology (1000 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117), and the course is outlined on this brochure.

For more information, call the HST Advancement office at (901)761-1355 or email.

Register online with the form below or by downloading and submitting the form on this brochure.

You may submit your $15/person early registration online here.

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This September marks the inauguration of a new program for missionaries or church leaders serving in Asia:

The Hogan-Cate Asian Missions Endowment

This endowment honors the missionary efforts of Steve and Jeannie Cate in Indonesia, and Gordon and Jane Hogan in Singapore. The endowment was established in celebration of the 60th wedding anniversary of Tine and Carlo Tabalujan by the Tabalujan family. You may read their story on page 2 of the Fall 2011 issue of The Bridge.

This grant will provide housing, travel expense and tuition for a church leader on sabbatical or a missionary on furlough from Asia to spend a semester at HST and Harding University. For an application contact Dr. Evertt W. Huffard. Deadline for application with be April 1.

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Scholarship Applications for 2012-2013 Due Now

February 10, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Scholarship Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year are due now!

Generous donors throughout the years have provided continuing and endowed scholarship funds to assist qualified students in their desire to train for greater service in God’s kingdom. Some of these gifts are designed to honor a loved one or a respected Christian leader. Some of the funds are established simply as a way to support those studying for ministry. All of the funds bring honor to God and encouragement to students.

Scholarships are awarded for one academic year, which begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer semester. Continuing students must reapply each year by March 1 before the academic year assistance is sought. Applications received after this date will be considered if funds are available.

If you plan a take a course Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or Summer 2013 applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2012. Complete your application now and mail, email, fax, or hand deliver it to the Admissions Office.

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Special Seminar in Church Leadership

February 3, 2012 | Written by Dr. Eddie Randolph

Leadership is an important key to a healthy church. Since churches will never rise above their leaders, it is important that church leaders stand taller.

The Seminar in Shepherding and Congregational Leadership is a new and unique offering of the Harding School of Theology. Designed to deepen the leadership skills of church leaders in an intensive and interactive format, this seminar will explore spiritual authority, ministry to families, useful resources, addressing congregational conflict, becoming leaders who transform, and spiritual formation in churches. This team-taught curriculum brings together a team of experienced instructors for in-depth training. We understand the joys and challenges in church leadership and want to encourage men and women to hone and expand their leadership skills through better practices. This benefits the church, the leader, and the Kingdom.

The Seminar in Shepherding and Congregational Leadership will meet March 20-25 (Tuesday-Sunday) at the Harding School of Theology.

This is a graduate course for credit in all of our degree programs. Those in our Certificate in Spiritual Leadership program can enroll for a special price (information here). Because HST believes in strengthening church leadership, this class is available to non-credit attendees for only $300 tuition + $50 for resources.

We want couples to participate, so spouses can participate tuition free – they just need to pay the $50 resource fee. Each day, there will be a special break-out session just for the wives of elders and ministers.

Space is limited, so sign up to guarantee a place.

For more information contact Dr. Eddie Randolph at erandolph@hst.edu or 901-432-7724.

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Preview Experience at HST February 28

January 25, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Are you considering graduate studies at HST? Just want to know more about our programs? The Preview Experience is for you.

February 28 is a chance to experience the community that is HST. Meet students, staff, and faculty. Tour the campus, including our fabulous library. Share a meal and a conversation with the faculty who teach in your area of interest. Share a learning experience in one of our classrooms.

Bonus! If you apply to HST at the Preview Experience, your application fee will be waived.

Please register to reserve your place at the table.

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Student Association Fundraiser

January 17, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

The HST Student Association is conducting its annual fundraiser by offering the latest line of HST merchandise for sale. Items include cups, t-shirts, hoodies, polos, and more engraved with the new HST logo. Click here to view items and order online.

Payments can be made via check or money order. All proceeds go toward the Student Activity Fund. All orders include FREE shipping!

All questions about items–including special pricing for HST students, faculty, and staff–can be directed to hst.fundraiser@gmail.com.

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New Admissions Process for Counseling Programs

January 16, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Effective January 13, 2012, new admissions procedures are in place for students applying to the counseling programs at HST. This applies to all students entering the HST counseling programs Fall 2012 and after. The deadline for submitting all applications for Fall 2012 admission to the counseling programs is April 18, 2012. For detailed information about the new admissions process for the counseling programs, follow this link.

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Seminar in Shepherding, March 20-25

January 11, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Seminar in Shepherding and Congregational Leadership.

This seminar, held March 20-25, 2012 on the HST campus in Memphis, addresses the unique challenges and opportunities for shepherds/elders in the local church. Attention is given to understanding church dynamics, discerning cultural changes, leading with vision, managing church conflict, strengthening spiritual guidance and other useful topics.

The seminar may be taken for credit as BMIN 5875 Shepherding and Congregational Leadership.

A brochure with more information, including cost and instructors, is available here.

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