Church Audits

The church audit program serves members of congregations which support the school with at least $1200/year ($100/month). Members of these congregations may audit select courses each semester for $25 per course. That’s right – any member of a supporting congregation can attend the same graduate courses as credit students and learn from world class professors for next to nothing!

What is an auditor?

An auditor takes a course, but does not receive credit. Some auditors will read all of the assigned texts and even take the exams, others will simply come to the class meetings to hear the lectures. Click here for registration information.

What courses are available?

HST offers a variety of courses in ministry and theology, and we try to make as wide a range as possible to our church auditors. These are the upcoming church audit courses. Click the course name for the syllabus (if available), and the professors name for information about the professor.

Fall 2015

Lance Hawley-headWisdom Literature: Mr. Lance Hawley
Tuesday, 6-8:45 pm, August 18 – December 8.

This course is an in-depth study of the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. This first half of the course explores the message and theology of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. The second half of the semester is dedicated to the study of Job, a book to which Mr. Hawley has devoted considerable time. The class will explore the world of Old Testament poetry, the problem of innocent suffering, and the application of Wisdom in the life of the church.

“Let the wise man hear and add learning, and let one who has understanding acquire guidance,
in order to understand proverbs and epigrams, the words of the wise and their enigmas.”

Proverbs 1:5-6

How do I participate?

To help your congregation join this program, contact the Advancement Office at or by calling 901-761-1355.

Click here to register for a course.