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.

Spring 2016
Mark E. Powell

Dr. Mark E. Powell

Ethics and Character Formation: Dr. Mark E. Powell
Tuesday, 6-8:45 pm, January 19 – May 3.

We will examine the virtuous life and moral decision making from a Christian perspective. In the first half of the course, we will consider major approaches to Christian ethics and biblical and theological themes for moral reflection. In the second half we will analyze contemporary ethical issues including euthanasia and end of life issues, war and terrorism, and immigration.

Dr. Evertt W. Huffard

Dr. Evertt W. Huffard

Missionary Anthropology: Dr. Evertt W. Huffard
Thursday, 6-8:45 pm, January 21 – May 5.

To cross cultural and linguistic boundaries with the Gospel you must be able to adapt to a culture and have the tools to understand and function within that culture to the honor of God. In this course, we will focus on cultural adaptation, culture transformation, and Gospel contextualization. Specially recommended for missions committee members and those considering short-term missions.

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.