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.
Fall 2020 – ONLINE ONLY*
Every leader is like every other leader and different from every other leader. Every church is like every other church and different from every other church. This course will help you work through several critical areas of personal spiritual growth and awareness so that you lead effectively out of who God made you to be. The course goes on to introduce you to several models and strategies for helping your congregation live out the mission God has in putting your church in its unique setting.
Dr. Gupton brings a wealth of personal ministry experience to the classroom. He has also consulted with over 100 Churches of Christ and other organizations to help resolve leadership issues and revitalize “stuck” churches. Two of his special interests are embedding empowering perspectives and practices in church life and leadership, and navigating congregational policies on complex theological issues in ways that both strengthen unity and forward mission.
HST is pleased to offer this perennially popular graduate course to auditors. You will get to know the overall content of this important book of the New Testament and dive more deeply into selected passages. You will also explore some critical introductory topics and important doctrinal issues.
Using original texts, contemporary history, and personal anecdotes, Dr. Rick Oster brings early days of Jesus’ apostles vividly to life. Auditors will read Acts in a new way ever after.
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.
*ONLINE ONLY: These classes are only meeting online via Zoom. When your registration form is processed, you will receive instructions on how to access the class via Zoom. If you are unable to attend class in real time, you have the option of downloading a video of the class meeting.