Register below to join us online on Sunday mornings for the next round of Sunday Morning Seminary!

This one week course will focus upon practical Lenten disciplines that will enhance our journey to Easter. 

Dr. Jody Hill, President of Memphis Theological Seminary
March 7

Grassroots Evangelism
Grassroots evangelism is creating spaces for questions of faith and for renewal and how sharing our faith means to welcome people into our lives; incomplete, broken, selfish, and fault-filled as we are.

Rev. T.J. Malinoski (MDiv, ’02), Director of Evangelism of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
March 14

Faith and Money
The Bible has a lot to say about money, wealth, greed, contentment and a variety of other topics as they pertain to our financial and spiritual lives. Some say over 2,000 verses address financial matters yet the church often avoids talking about money altogether.

The first session will address our personal choices and how our attitudes toward money have developed throughout our lives. We will examine how we can better live out our financial lives as Jesus would have us do. The second lesson will focus on the church and our collective conviction to living out the commands of Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves. It is true that the budget priorities tell a lot about the mission of our churches. We will explore possibilities for our congregations to grow in generosity and abundance.

Dr. Susan Parker, Past Interim President of Memphis Theological Seminary
March 21: Your Personal Faith Journey with Money
March 28: Your Faith Journey with Money and the Church

Practice Resurrection

Dr. Mitzi Minor, Mary Magdalene Professor of New Testament
April 11, 18, 25

We Do Not Grieve as Those Who Have No Hope
The first session will explore the emotional, spiritual, and physical nature of human grief as a normal response to various kinds of losses. The second session will look at grief from the standpoint of Christian faith. What does the Bible say about loss and grief? And how is that Christians can grieve with hope, the kind of hope suggested in I Thessalonians 4:13?

Dr. Lee Ramsey, Marlon and Sheila Foster Professor of Pastoral Theology and Homiletics
May 2, 9

Educational Ministry in the Small Membership Church

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, Clara Scott Chair of Church and Ministry and Professor of Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Youth Ministry
May 16, 23

Thirsting for More: Employing Spiritual Practices for Deeper Communion with God
Do you desire a deeper connection to the Divine?
Do you feel as if your spiritual life could use some refreshing?
Are you unsure if what you are currently doing is enough or if you are doing it “right”?
Are you trying to figure out how to fit spiritual practices into an already busy schedule?

This special series will involve a unique format with participants encouraged to use cameras and microphones to join in the meeting.

Dr. Christy S. Woodbury-Moore, Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation and Director of Supervised Ministry
June 6, 13


The pandemic has brought to attention how useful online meetings can be for bringing the expertise of accomplished scholars in the fields of biblical studies, church history, Christian ethics, and church ministry to you at home.

Sunday Morning Seminary offers you the chance to hear from our professors or guest instructors, to ask them questions and to engage in discussion with other participants through Zoom’s Q&A and Chat features.

All courses are held online on the Zoom webinar platform on Sundays from 9:00 am-10:00 am central time.

If you are unable to join us live, recordings are made available by the Tuesday following on the Sunday Morning Seminary web page.

After registering, on the Friday prior to the Sunday class, you will receive the Zoom link you need to join the meeting through the email address you provide on the registration form. (If you register after Friday, the Zoom link will be sent to you on Sunday morning.)

*Even if you have registered for previous Sunday Morning Seminary courses, you will need to register again if you wish to participate in this series.*

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Sunday Morning Seminary does not provide credit toward degree or certificate programs. Please click here for more information about degree and certificate programs at MTS, as well as about auditing master’s level courses and studying as a non-degree seeking student.

Questions or suggestions? Contact Nathan Brasfield at nbrasfield@memphisseminary.edu