At a time when seminaries are shrinking and churches are losing followers at a rapid pace, our work is more relevant than ever. MTS is poised to expand its capacity to invest in a new generation of faith leaders, and we’re excited to offer you the opportunity to partner with us by joining the 1852 Society.
A Chance to Celebrate
Each February, Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) hosts the Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner, a community event celebrating the life and witness of the late Dr. Henry Logan Starks, the first African-American professor at MTS. The event pays homage to Dr. Starks’ legacy as a theologian, community leader and activist, and benefits the scholarship endowment in his name.
What shapes us
For more than a century and a half, Memphis Theological Seminary’s identity has been shaped by
The traditions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, its parent denomination
Its location in Memphis and the Mid-South region of the United States
Creative partnership with the broader Christian community
A commitment to dialogue with people from other faith traditions, and participation in the community of higher education
What Drives Us
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.