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.
Spiritual Leadership: Dr. Evertt W. Huffard.
Tuesdays, 6-8:45 pm, Aug. 14 – Nov. 27
It is important that we understand how God has led us before we can coach others to see how God is leading them. This course will leave you with a greater awareness of how God has shaped your life to influence others.
This study of the dynamics of spiritual leadership will focus on your personal development as a leader in three areas: life maturing, inner life maturing, and ministry maturing. We will use a biographical, life-history approach to understanding spiritual influence. Our goal is to discover principles of spiritual formation in our own lives in order to become more effective leaders and mentors. Because spiritual gifts, life experiences, and personality uniquely equip us to serve God, we do not all develop the same way at the same time. However, the study of patterns of development can yield principles for application to mentoring.
Corinthian Letters taught by Dr. Richard E. Oster, Jr.
Tuesdays, 6-8:45 pm, Jan. 22 – May 7
By taking a fresh look, your congregation might be more like Corinth than you imagined.
– Dr. Richard Oster
The church at Corinth was full of problems that sound like the same problems congregations face today: worship wars; little concern for personal holiness; confusion about the Old Testament; glam and glitz in congregational identity; judgmental relationships; and arguments about knowledge and power, marriage and divorce, and more. This course will lead you to a general knowledge of the content of Paul’s Corinthian Letters and involve you in the exegesis of selected texts of these letters. We will pay close attention to important theological and ministerial/pastoral issues.
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.