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 2014

Dr. Rodney PlunketOld Testament Survey: Dr. Rodney Plunket
Thursday, 6-8:45 pm, January 23 – May 15.

The Bible is the foundation of the Christian faith and contains the story of God’s relationship to creation including humanity. It is important for all believers to know the content of the Bible as a basic part of their maturing process of faith. This course will emphasize the Old Testament’s important characters and events as well as its “Grand Narrative.”

Archaeology of the Bible: Dr. John Wilson
This course meets in the one-week-intensive format, March 3-8. Class meets Monday-Friday 8:15-4:00 and Saturday 9:00-noon.

A study of the civilization and worldview of people in and around Palestine can shed light on the life and values of people of the Bible. Archaeological discoveries from Babylon to Rome enrich our understanding of the Bible and enhance our efforts to exegete the message.

cgupton-photo-casualCongregational Health and Transformation: Dr. Carlus Gupton
This course meets in the monthly intensive format, January 31 – February 1, March 28-29, and April 25-26.

This course explores characteristics of healthy churches, surveys myths and realities of evangelizing contemporary culture, and considers transformational leadership as needed for churches to become more intentionally missional.

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.