March 1, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
Each student at HST shares a common story. Each comes to HST to drink deeply from God’s word in preparation for – and often in the middle of – a lifetime of service.
But each student also has an individual story. God gifts our students in different ways, and gives them a passion for various ministry callings. Many are preparing to preach in a congregation. Others are passionate about mission work, counseling, or youth or campus ministry. This issue of The Bridge sheds a little light on scholars, missionaries, and leaders.
March 1, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
In the Winter 2013 issue of The Bridge, Dr. Evertt W. Huffard, Dean and Vice President, wrote of the seven weeks he spent in Africa with 26 sophomores in the Harding in Zambia program. His full report begins:
Many, if not most, of the roads we traveled in Africa were long, rough, and dusty – but not without time for reflection and imagination. The acacia trees became one of my favorite scenes in Africa. When I saw them scattered out, standing alone in the distance, I imagined the earth lifting its hands to honor the Creator. The intensity of the sun on the equator, the incredible array of wild life, the power of Victoria Falls, and influence of the Nile River reflected a Creator worth praising. But it was the people of the land and the people of the kingdom that impressed me even more.
Read the entire mission report here.
Read The Bridge, Winter 2013.
February 20, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
You will meet the faculty and staff who will help them succeed and tour our campus, including our fabulous library. Our tour will end in our beautiful chapel, where we will have an opportunity to talk about the admissions process and financial aid. If you turn in an application for admission at the event, we will waive your $40/$50 application fee!
You will enjoy a catered dinner seated at a table with a professor in your area of interest. This is a great time to learn more about your field of study and see if we are a good choice to help you get where God is taking you. Please RSVP so that we have a spot for you at the right table.
After dinner, you will have three options:
1. Join a church history course taught by Dr. Mark Powell
2. Sit in on “Addictions and Violence in Families” with Professor George Tsirgiotis
3. Participate in a panel discussion with current HST students who will take your questions
The evening will wrap up with final thoughts and questions.
For further details and to RSVP, please visit the experience page.
January 25, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
There is still time to enroll in church audit courses for Spring semester! To learn more about this program, click here.
Spring 2013 Church Audits
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, January 28 – May 6.
This course covers introductory matters and exegesis of selected passages, paying attention to the occasion of Paul’s letters to the churches in Galatia and Rome.
Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, January 22 – May 7.
A one credit hour course that surveys the theological and doctrinal history of Christianity in its cultural setting from the Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe to the early twentieth century. Attention is given to Protestant and Catholic developments in Europe and North America.
This course meets in the monthly intensive format, February 1-2, March 1-2, and April 5-6. Class meets Fridays 1:00-4:45 pm and 6:00-7:45 pm; and Saturdays 8:00-12:00 noon and 1:00-2:45 pm.
This course is a study of the dynamics of spiritual leadership and discovery of leadership emergence patterns. There is an emphasis on the implications for spiritual formation and mentoring
How do I participate?
To help your congregation join this program, contact the Advancement Office at HSTadvancement@hst.edu or by calling 901-761-1355.
Click here to register for a course.
January 15, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
HST offices will be closing at noon today (Tuesday) due to the bad weather. As of this point we are unclear about tomorrow. Watch this space, or follow us via the Twitter and Facebook links at the top of this page.
January 11, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter
Early Spring semester is always a busy time of travel for HST. Look for us as we’re out and about – we love to visit with you, pray with you, and maybe even give you an HST travel mug!
Matt Carter, Director of Admissions, will be at Gulfcoast Getaway in Panama City, FL, Janujary 18-20. Gulfcoast Getaway is a large gathering of college students from campus ministries across the country. There are many gifted ministers who have come through our state school campus ministries.
HST will be at Freed-Hardeman University’s 77th Annual Bible Lectureship February 3-7. Many fine students come from FHU to HST, and several HST alumni teach in the Bible department at FHU.
February 13 will be our faculty blitz on the Harding University campus in Searcy, AR. HST faculty will serve as guest professors in many Bible and counseling classes.
February 15-17 we’ll be in Stillwater, OK at Campus Encounter, a campus ministry gathering of students in the Midwest. The Church of Christ University Center at Oklahoma State University and the Stillwater Church of Christ have hosted this event for many years.