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 $50 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. 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.
Four ancient letters providing four pillars for modern followers of Christ seeking to engage the contemporary world with a genuine faith.
– Dr. Richard Oster
This course will focus on four of Paul’s letters:
Ephesians: Long before the current upsurge of identity politics in American life, the Apostle Paul set forth an identity politics for believers. As the contemporary church struggles for its identity and its core of faith and practice, Ephesians is a wonderful letter of Paul to spend time in.
Galatians: There are long valued principles of the gospel in this letter, with its clarification of the freedom of God’s people. This freedom draws believers toward fruit of the Spirit and away from works of the flesh.
2 Timothy: Cherished as perhaps Paul’s last letter, this letter inspires us as we read the words of this Apostle and what issues he still must engage at the end of his life.
Titus: While this letter is well known for its treatment of the appointment of elders, it is also very rich in its message of the grace of God and the sanctification of the Holy Spirit.
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.