Seminaries

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

aptslogoBeginning in the Fall of 2016, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary became the Center for Youth Ministry Training’s educational partner for the Texas Region. CYMT residents are enrolled in Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s retreat-based Master of Arts in Youth Ministry degree program. We are grateful for Austin Presbyterian’s shared vision.

Mission Statement—For the glory of God and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a seminary in the Presbyterian-Reformed tradition whose mission is to educate and equip individuals for the ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service and leadership; to employ its resources in the service of the church; to promote and engage in critical theological thought and research; and to be a winsome and exemplary community of God’s people.

Austin Seminary Faculty—The faculty members of Austin Seminary personify commitment: they are committed to teaching and making the classroom come alive for deeper exploration of Christian faith; they are committed to the church and thinking creatively about its future in a changing world; they are committed to cutting-edge scholarship in service to the church and the world; they are committed to students and developing their gifts for ministry and leadership. These pastor-scholars teach, write, and preach with passion and humor. They make Austin Seminary one of the most exciting places in the country to pursue a theological education.

Austin Seminary Accreditation—The seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), and by the Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is also approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church as a school for theological students of the United Methodist Church.

Memphis Theological Seminary

MTSLogoBeginning in the Fall of 2009, Memphis Theological Seminary became the Center for Youth Ministry Training’s educational partner. CYMT Southeast Regional residents participate in Memphis Theological Seminary’s retreat-based Master of Arts in Youth Ministry program. We are grateful for Memphis Theological Seminary’s shared vision.

Mission Statement—Memphis Theological Seminary, an ecumenical Protestant seminary serving from the Mid-South region, is committed to providing theological education for church leaders throughout the world. The seminary is an institution of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. As a Christian seminary, we seek to cultivate a love for scholarship, piety and justice. Intentionally, we foster ecumenical cooperation, support the full ministry of women and men of all races and cultures and provide resources for the church’s life and witness.

Memphis Seminary Faculty—The members of the faculty and adjunct faculty hold degrees from Memphis Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Union Theological Seminary, Duke University, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory University, and other educational institutions from across the country. The faculty represents United Methodist, Cumberland Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ, Baptist, Jewish, Presbyterian (USA), and Roman Catholic traditions.

Memphis Seminary Accreditation—The seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), and by the Commission on Colleges and Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Memphis Theological Seminary is also approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church as a school for theological students of the United Methodist Church.