Memphis Theological Seminary


Educating & sustaining men & women for ordained & lay Christian ministry through shaping & inspiring lives devoted to scholarship, piety & justice.

Our vision of theological education for ministry engages students throughout their studies in the practice of ministry. Our curriculum integrates theological study with practical experience in a variety of ministry settings. Students are required to take at least one “immersion” course in which the classroom becomes the city, farms, rural churches, the courts, jails, or a place of hospitality for the homeless. Faculty at MTS are experienced practitioners of ministry, ranging from congregational settings in both urban & rural areas to nonprofit organizations to chaplaincies. They know how to connect seminary with the practice of ministry. We know that preparation for ministry is not only about the head, but also about the relationship with God in a community of faith. We are dedicated to educating students so they are well prepared to have a lively pastoral imagination, open to challenges, ready for difficult days, committed to serving God through service in the church & the world.

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