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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Join us on April 6 for a Pan Methodist Preview Day where you can experience a day in the life of an MTS Student.

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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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Dr. Janel Bakker


Women in Ministry Lunch @ MTS Cumberland 102
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Economic “in” Justice @ Memphis Theological Seminary
Apr 4 @ 11:10 am
Pierrot Lunaire @ Playhouse on the Square
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm
Pierrot Lunaire @ Playhouse on the Square

Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (Arnold Schoenberg) premiere 1912


Bathania Baray, voice
Chris James, flute and piccolo
Andrew McIntosh, violin and viola
Jonathan Kircsey, cello
Ben Makino, conductor
Dylan Evans, director
Joey Miller, image design

$15 at the door.

How can you keep the purse and not be a Judas! @ Memphis Theological Seminary
Apr 18 @ 11:10 am
Forgive Us Our Debts @ Memphis Theological Seminary
Apr 25 @ 11:10 am

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Florenstine Sullivan Woods

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Derek W. White

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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.

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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.

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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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