The 2020-2021 President’s Report

The 2020-2021 President’s Report

We are proud to share with you the 2020-2021 President's Report, featuring news and updates, alumni stories, photo highlights from the past year, and an honor roll of recent contributors. Physical copies landed in the mailboxes of recent donors earlier this spring....

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the Dean

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the Dean

Dear MTS Community, In life there is death, and from death God brings resurrection. We live out these central realities in our Christian faith in ways both personal and communal. Lately, following the death of my mother, I have been dwelling upon a prayer in my faith...

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the President

2020-2021 President’s Report: Letter from the President

The events of the past year have forced us to reimagine many parts of our lives. In the wake of a deadly pandemic, the Memphis Theological Seminary community has reimagined the workplace, the classroom, and the sanctuary, as we seek to stay in community with each...

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Richardson

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Richardson

When Todd Richardson first stood in front of the dilapidated Sears Crosstown building and considered shaping its future, the 1.5 million-square-foot building had been abandoned since 1993. Many in Memphis considered the building an eyesore, destined for demolition....

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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.

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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