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 $75 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 a minimal cost!

What is an auditor?

An auditor takes a course, but does not receive credit. Auditors don’t have to do any assignments or even come to class every time if they have a conflict. Some will read some or 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.

How do I participate?

If you are a member of a supporting congregation, you may click here for the registration page.

If you are not sure if your congregation is a participating church, or to help your congregation join this program, contact Greg Muse, Director of Advancement, at or by calling 901.432.7727.

Auditors may attend class meetings in person or on Zoom or simply download class recordings to watch at a more convenient time.

Spring 2024


Old Testament Survey - Dr. Lance Hawley

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:45 p.m. (starts January 9).
Available in person or via Zoom.

In this class, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Old Testament Scriptures, exploring the historical and cultural contexts of the texts and analyzing the significant themes present in every book of the Old Testament.



Galatians and Romans - Dr. Rick Oster

Mondays, 6:00-8:45 p.m. (starts January 8).
Available in person or via Zoom.

In this class, students will analyze Galatians and Romans by examining the historical and cultural context, characters, themes, and the environment in which they were written. This will help students better appreciate the significance of these books.