During the month of November submit your entire application on or before November 30 and we will waive the application fee for admission into the Spring 2018 semester.

The Rev. Lee Ramsey preached this sermon October 8, 2017, at Elm Grove United Methodist Church in Burlison, Tennessee, one week after a gunman opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Starting Spring 2018 we will have four hybrid courses through MTS campus. What is a hybrid course you ask? “Hybrid” course, meaning both face-to-face class time merged with online learning. The purpose of a hybrid course is to take advantage of the best features each option has to offer and blend them together for optimal learning.

Lilly Grant

For more information, contact

Sherry Henson, Executive Director Communications and Alumni

(901) 334-5805

MEMPHIS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FOR PASTORAL LEADERSHIP PROJECT

 Funding from Lilly Endowment will assist in expansion of current “Formation for Ministry” Initiative

MEMPHIS, TNMemphis Theological Seminary (MTS) has received a grant of $1,000,000 from the Lilly Endowment over the next 5 years to implement an extension of a program for the Center for Pastoral Formation, Imagination and Leadership.

“In many ways this is both the continuation and culmination of work that began in 2003 with two rounds of “Sustaining Pastoral Excellence,” – an initiative that was also funded by the Lilly Foundation,” says Rev. Billy Vaughan, Director of the Formation for Ministry Program at MTS and a principal member of the team that wrote the grant.  “That program led MTS to establish a program called “Formation for Ministry,” requiring all entering seminarians to share their stories of discipleship in community while also holding one another accountable for classic practices of faith for the long haul of life and ministry.”

MTS will partner with several organizations and churches for the project, such as the Methodist Healthcare Clergy Coaching Network, Center for Transforming Communities, and the Memphis Conference for the United Methodist Church. The center will also include immersion experiences for students and established clergy to create meaningful dialogues on race relations.

“This provides an important impetus for the continuing and expanding of MTS’s role as a theological resource center for the Mid-South,” stated Dr. Peter Gathje, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the seminary.

Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) is an ecumenical graduate school of theology that seeks to create a higher theological educational setting that is committed to scholarship, piety, and justice.  MTS was founded in 1852 in McKenzie, Tennessee. In 1964, the seminary moved to Memphis, TN and educates men and women of all races and denominations.

www.MemphisSeminary.edu

                                       

                                   

MTS Hamilton Chapel


For more information, contact

Sherry Henson, Executive Director Communications and Alumni

(901) 334-5805

MEMPHIS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT FOR PASTORAL LEADERSHIP PROJECT

 Funding from Lilly Endowment will assist in expansion of current “Formation for Ministry” Initiative

 

MEMPHIS, TNMemphis Theological Seminary (MTS) has received a grant of $1,000,000 from the Lilly Endowment over the next 5 years to implement an extension of a program for the Center for Pastoral Formation, Imagination and Leadership.

“In many ways this is both the continuation and culmination of work that began in 2003 with two rounds of “Sustaining Pastoral Excellence,” – an initiative that was also funded by the Lilly Foundation,” says Rev. Billy Vaughan, Director of the Formation for Ministry Program at MTS and a principal member of the team that wrote the grant.  “That program led MTS to establish a program called “Formation for Ministry,” requiring all entering seminarians to share their stories of discipleship in community while also holding one another accountable for classic practices of faith for the long haul of life and ministry.”

MTS will partner with several organizations and churches for the project, such as the Methodist Healthcare Clergy Coaching Network, Center for Transforming Communities, and the Memphis Conference for the United Methodist Church. The center will also include immersion experiences for students and established clergy to create meaningful dialogues on race relations.

“This provides an important impetus for the continuing and expanding of MTS’s role as a theological resource center for the Mid-South,” stated Dr. Peter Gathje, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the seminary.

Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) is an ecumenical graduate school of theology that seeks to create a higher theological educational setting that is committed to scholarship, piety, and justice.  MTS was founded in 1852 in McKenzie, Tennessee. In 1964, the seminary moved to Memphis, TN and educates men and women of all races and denominations.

www.MemphisSeminary.edu

                                       

                                   

Dr. Andrew Zirschky

HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR STUDENTS

“One of my greatest life experiences, theologically, spiritually and mentally.”

Florenstine Sullivan Woods

“The education I received at MTS was above par. The professors ranged from the conservative evangelical perspective to a more liberal mainline protestant perspective with a sprinkling of Roman Catholic in between. Yet all of them were caring and very well educated with a genuine love for Christ Jesus…”

Derek W. White

“MTS is one of the best things that could have happened to me. Going through their PAS program was an amazing experience and blessing.”

Andrew Ward

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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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