Welcome to Harding School of Theology in Memphis, TN: One of North America's premier institutions of Christian learning and research!
The location of this remarkable school is particularly meaningful. Here, in the historic city of Memphis, TN, an international population of scholars and students come together to explore the foundational wisdom and varied spiritual traditions of the Christian faith.
Since its founding in 1924, Harding School of Theology has served as a beacon for both faith and academic excellence. The faculty here is composed of renowned internationally recognized scholars, many who are leaders in their respective fields and have published extensively. They share both faith formation and professional development goals for their students. Academic rigor is a defining feature at Harding as evidenced by the complex undergraduate and graduate programs each one having its own set of opportunities and challenges.
Every year thousands of students from around the world come to Harding for various courses and programs such as Pre-Seminary Studies, Biblical Languages, Church History, Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Missional Engagement and many more. All the courses provide robust theological education which combines thorough biblical understanding with leadership skills training and spiritual formation.
The theological study at Harding is not limited to theoretical perspectives. Rather, it equips students with practical application of God's word through internships, mission trips, local ministries and spiritually enriching experiences.
The learning environment here is one of mutual respect among diverse people–students of different backgrounds, ages and spiritual walk–and one in which God's love works through us to bring us together as one body. The warmth, collegiality and hospitality that have long been characteristic of Harding are complemented by active engagement in our local churches and community outreach projects.
At Harding School of Theology we are passionate about developing leaders for the church who are committed to the highest level of excellence in all aspects of their vocation– thus nurturing a strong sense of spiritual purpose that will shape ministry for generations to come. Then when our graduates move on from here to serve in ministry roles around the world, they will have been shaped by an institution that has helped them realize that life is about more than achieving success; it’s about living fully in God’s abundant grace!
Come join us at Harding School of Theology today: Where learning meets mission!