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.

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 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. Yet, 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 quoteColumbia is a place that trains students, equips them, not just to become pastors, but more so, globally connected leaders. You couldn’t make a better choice. end quote

John Azuma
Professor of World Christianity and Islam; Director of International Programs

Columbia Events

Nov 06
Teaching Spiritual Formation in the Congregation

11/06/2017 - 11/10/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Jane Vennard leads this experiential...

Nov 06
Contemporary Readings in Youth Ministry and Christian Education

11/06/2017 - 12/01/2017

This four week online course is part of the...

Nov 13
Leadership in Ministry: Atlanta Session I

11/13/2017 - 11/15/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two...

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...

full calendar
“What has our church been doing wrong?”
What May Congregations Look Like?
Discussing Church: Disability, Donuts, Faith, and Friendship
The Classroom and the Table

Prof @williamyoo on the complexities of history, tools for interpreting faithfully, and empowerment for students

Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups
Our Witness to Christian Love: A Call to the PC(USA)
Growing Through Mission
The "C" Word

RT @Montreat: Welcome to our Spiritual Formation participants! Check out our Spiritual Formation partnership with @CTSeminary at https://t.…

10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Do You Have the Moves?