Masters Preview Day


Please join us for the Masters Preview Day on Oct. 25, 10:00-2:30. This day will consist of exploring what it would look like to be a student at MTS. Participants will have the opportunity to sit in on a class, experience worship and learn about each of our Masters degree programs.

RSVP for the Event

Netters Certificate in Ministry

Memphis Theological Seminary is pleased to have the Dr. James L. Netters Certificate in Congregational Ministry. This certificate program is designed for persons who are active in congregational life, but not interested in pursuing a Masters level degree. This certificate program aspires to prepare Christian leaders (lay and clergy) to offer competent leadership in congregational life. This program provides high-level theological education for associate ministers, Sunday School teachers, committee chairpersons and others who serve the church.

This is a six-course, eighteen-hour, certificate program taught by regular and adjunct faculty of Memphis Theological Seminary.

Accepting Applications

Open MTS: Lifelong Learning for Everyone!

MTS is excited to announce we will offer three courses with Dr. Mitzi Minor during the fall semester specifically for community members! We call it, “Open MTS: Lifelong Learning for Everyone!”

Register now

Faculty Profile

Peter R. Gathje joined the faculty at Memphis Theological Seminary in 1996. His research interests include farming and food, state sanctioned violence in war, the death penalty, policing, and imprisonment, homelessness, poverty, racism, holiness, alternative Christian communities, and virtue ethics…






Read more

Our Mission

To educate and sustain men and women for ordained and lay Christian ministry in the church and the world through shaping and inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety, and justice.

Our Values

The identity of MTS has been shaped by the traditions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, its location in Memphis, a partnership with the broader Christian community, a commitment to dialogue with people of other faiths, and participation in the community of higher education.

Our Vision

Memphis Theological Seminary pursues its mission so that Christian leaders and the churches they serve can effectively proclaim and embody God’s mission of redemption, justice, and peace in service to the new creation in Jesus Christ.

Scholarship • Piety • Justice

Call Us


Find Us

168 East Parkway South
Memphis, Tn 38104

Email Us