COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY EXISTS TO EDUCATE AND NURTURE FAITHFUL, IMAGINATIVE, AND EFFECTIVE LEADERS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD.

Encountering God

Cultivating Leaders

Transforming Communities

God is living and active in the world near and far. In academically rigorous classes, we study the work God is already doing, challenging students to imagine what God will do through them and their peers. As an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia Seminary is a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ.

We are preparing visionary leaders who bring clarity and direction to their ministries, leaders who dwell in the realm of possibility, choosing to enact what can be instead of settling for what is. Internships are one of the many avenues for students to learn and practice their leadership.

We shape and partner with communities in new, profound, and prophetic ways. We boldly proclaim the Gospel and actively seek God's justice in the church and the world. Campus life includes regular worship, fellowship opportunities, and community meals. Beyond the campus, students unite their education with society's most pressing issues.

thinking of enrolling at Columbia?

Each student at Columbia Seminary is a gift to the community with his or her own God-given talents. While many are from the southeastern United States, others are drawn from all corners of the world. Politically and theologically, they represent a diverse spectrum of viewpoints. All of our students share one essential characteristic: God has called each one to faithful discipleship and leadership in Christ’s Church.

thinking  of enrolling at Columbia?

open quoteThis community has been a home away from home, and a community I will miss once I leave this holy place. end quote

J. David Randolph
MDiv 2017

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Jan 08
Your Spiritual Brain: Neurobiology and Faith

01/08/2018 - 02/12/2018

This online course will examine the reciprocal interactions between...

Jan 08
Hidden in Plain Sight: Storytelling for Learning and Transformation

01/08/2018 - 02/02/2018

Online Course

Storytelling can be a source of creative agency...

Feb 05
Resetting the Table: Including People with Disabilities in Congregational Leadership

02/05/2018 - 03/09/2018

Online Course

This course is designed to invite learners...

Feb 05
Making Love with Scripture: Engaging the Bible for Spiritual Growth and Social Activism

02/05/2018 - 03/16/2018

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This online course offers participants a different...

Feb 05
GATHER US IN – 2018 Alumni Reunion

02/05/2018 - 02/07/2018

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR GATHER US IN, OUR...

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