Little Rock Instructional Site



If you live in Arkansas, you now have a seminary option that:

  1. is closer to your home,
  2. is accredited by SACS and ATS.
  3. offers courses leading to the Master of Divinity degree that will prepare you for ordination or other service in the church and community, and
  4. will enable you to answer your call to ministry.

Your seminary education will be taught primarily on the campus of Arkansas

Baptist College in Little Rock.* (A few courses in your senior year must be taken on the campus in Memphis. Courses taught at the Little Rock extension site are not accredited by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church for ordination candidates in the UMC.)

*Arkansas Baptist College is located at 1621 Dr Martin Luther King Dr,  Little Rock, AR 72206.
Click here to see a campus map of Arkansas Baptist College.

In response to the unique needs of working students, courses are taught one Friday each month for four months in both the Fall and Spring semesters, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..

Full-time professors at Memphis Theological Seminary travel to Little Rock to teach the courses, including MTS President Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown, Professor of Theology.  You will receive the same education as the students who study at the main campus in Memphis!

So what’s your next step?

Click on the link below to look at the upcoming course schedule, and then follow the instructions provided on the link to Become a Student.

Click here to see a schedule of upcoming classes.

Fall 2015 Courses

The Writings of Rene Girard (CM 03885)
Dr. Herbert Lester

Meeting Dates: 1st Friday of the month
(Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4)
Meeting Times: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Course description: “His way of seeing (Greek theoria, contemplation, speculation, sight) his approach and his ideas are pioneering, opening up new paths into the understanding of human relations, the formation of non-violent human community, and the affirmation of faith in the God of the Bible” (Williams, pg viii). This quote from the Girard Reader sets the context for a seminar which will expose students to the thought and ideas of Rene Girard.
This course fulfills a free elective course or satisfies an elective for Ethics and Mission.

Theology of Worship and Preaching (WP 20000)
Dr. Christopher Davis

Meeting Dates: 3rd Friday of the month
(Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 18)
Meeting Times: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Course Description: A survey of the biblical, historical, and theological traditions that define and support preaching and worship in the Christian Church. The section on worship will give attention to the traditions that shape sacramental liturgies.
This course is a required course for all students.