March 31 is the application deadline into the Doctor of Ministry program, which will start July 2017. We will be offering two tracks; Faith & Health and Preaching. Learn More about the degree program by clicking below.

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Open MTS Returns!

Thanks to overwhelming demand, Dr. Mitzi Minor is back for three new Open MTS courses this semester on the Gospel of John, the Corinthian Letters, and a two-week special, “Practicing Resurrection.” Open MTS invites community members to learn from esteemed professors without the commitment of a degree track (no homework, no tests, and a lighter schedule), for less than the cost of auditing!
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Faculty Profile

Dr. Janel Bakker teaches in the areas of sociology of religion and the history, theology, and practice of mission and evangelism. Her research interests include partnership-based approaches to grassroots mission efforts, the religious dimensions of bereavement, the intersection of globalization and religion, and the restructuring of American Christianity. Dr. Bakker’s first book, Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.


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The second annual MTS St. Patrick’s Day 4 Mile Run/Walk is Saturday, March 11th at 8:00 am! This community event is perfect for serious runners chasing their best time, first time racers and families, too. With fabulous prizes and a one mile children’s run, our race through Midtown Memphis offers something for everybody! Proceeds benefit Ministry for the Real World and Room in the Inn – Memphis.

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“I chose to attend Memphis Theological Seminary because I felt that it was the best seminary to help me to broaden my outlook on life and theology.”

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“MTS has not only inspired me in ministry but also inspired my future.”

Brittany Meeks

“…my time at MTS has confirmed for me that God has indeed called me to a life of service and ministry”
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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.

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