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.
The Book of Revelation: Dr. Richard E. Oster, Jr.
Mondays, 6-9 pm, Jan. 22 – April 30.
Too many theologians, teachers, and movies have bewildered Christians who simply wanted a better understanding of this last book of the Bible. God intended this book of prophecies to be a clarification of things, not a jumble of obscure themes. — Dr. Richard Oster
Like other parts of the New Testament, the book of Revelation was written to followers of Christ who needed encouragement, correction, and words from God to help them remain faithful in the particular context of their historical setting. Revelation names 7 congregations we can locate on a map. The visions and imagery of the book teach, correct, and embolden Christians in the setting of a comfortable world empire. This study will introduce you to the battle between churches, some faithful and others not so much so, and the various political, cultural, and religious forces that challenged them.
You will readily see the relevance of this book for modern Christians and their congregations. The names are changed, but the plot and themes have not changed since ancient times. As history moves toward its fulfillment, we especially need to know who God is, and how he responds when churches, cultures, and governments go awry.
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 the Advancement Office at HSTadvancement@hst.edu or by calling 901.432.7723.