A $2 Million Gift to Begin Chapel Construction

The Hamilton Chapel (pictured in an architect’s rendering here), will be named for generous donors Dr. Ralph and Barbara Hamilton of Germantown, TN. Click below to learn more about their gift and plans for construction of the chapel as we move forward in this update on the “Ministry for the Real World” Capital Campaign!

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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!”

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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…

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John Ryan McGough

“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.”

Samantha Hassell

“I am proud to be a student at MTS”

Thomas G Clark

“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”
2016 MoneyWorks Conference Elect Financial Freedom @ St. Andrew AME Church
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

The MoneyWorks Conference is FREE and OPEN TO ALL; however, donations are greatly appreciated!

There will be FREE special coaching classes available for young people ages 6 to 18 throughout the day!

The Conference will be
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00am to 2:30pm at

St. Andrew AME Church
867 South Parkway East, Memphis, TN 38106
Pastor Byron C. Moore, Senior Pastor

*Lunch will be provided to registered participants


Choose from Relevant Workshop Topics:

Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
You will gain information on wills and trusts and how to include them in your financial portfolio.

Financial Planning and Investing for All Stages of Life
Different ages, different stages – make your money work for you no matter where you are in life. The earlier you start, the better your outcome, but it’s never too late. Learn strategies to save, protect and invest to build wealth.

Improving Credit Scores 101
Learn how your score is determined, how it is used, and how you can improve it.

Money Smart – Financial Lessons for Young People
Age appropriate lessons and games to teach concepts of saving, budgeting and money management. This special financial coaching class is available for ages 6-12 and 13-18 throughout the day!

Mortgage Programs and Refinance Options
Finding the money to pay for your new home or refinance your current one is a very important part of achieving financial freedom. This workshop will give you the information you need to find a mortgage program that may work for you.

MOVIE – Generation One – In Search of Black Wealth
The movie, Generation One, takes a hard look at the numbers, gives historical context to early wealth creation in the Black Community and taps the expertise of financial experts to weigh in not only on how Blacks fell behind, but surefire strategies families can implement to begin building a strong financial legacy for future generations.

Project H.O.M.E. – Home Ownership Made Easier
This workshop is designed for homeowners experiencing financial hardship. Homeowners will learn how to develop a spending plan, review credit reports and credit scores.

Secrets to Achieving Financial Freedom
Learn how to achieve financial freedom. It’s easier than you think. Give yourself a raise by making your money go farther. A few small changes can make a big difference.

Social Security – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
When can you start receiving benefits? Should you take benefits as soon as you’re eligible? How much money can you earn while receiving benefits? Review recent changes to social security.

Student Loan and College Financing Strategies
This workshop will share information on smart ways to obtain and use student loans, and discuss repayment options.

MTS Chapel Service and Food Truck Fellowship @ MTS Chapel
Nov 1 @ 11:10 am – 1:15 pm
MTS Book Club @ MTS Founders Hall F-201
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Cumberland Presbyterian Fellowship @ MTS - Brockwell Room
Nov 3 @ 11:10 am – 12:45 pm

We will eat, hear the winners of the Virginia Howell Ingram Award (cash prize and bragging rights given for papers written on CP themes), and hear from Rev. Nathan Wheeler, who oversees the denomination-level youth and young adult ministries.

Religious Discourse @ Cumberland C-101
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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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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