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.
Mondays, 8:15-10:55 am, Aug. 16 – Dec. 6
Study essential Christian beliefs in light of Scripture, historical conversations, and contemporary concerns. You will grow in faith and knowledge and be better prepared to address faith questions.
Tuesdays, 1-3:45 pm, Aug. 17 – Dec. 7
Learn basic, practical counseling skills to help with routine issues faced by ministers and other caring Christians.
Thursdays, 6-8:45 pm, Aug. 19 – Dec. 2
Study four ancient letters that provide four pillars for modern followers of Christ seeking to engage the contemporary world with a genuine faith: Ephesians, Galatians, I Thessalonians, and 2 Timothy.
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.
Auditors may attend class meetings in person or on Zoom or simply download class recordings to watch at a more convenient time.