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.

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 quoteMy professors made space for me to explore a spirituality deeply rooted in creativity, and helped me realize that images can proclaim as much as words.end quote

Allison Wehrung
Mobile, AL

Columbia Events

Oct 21
Talking Politics During Polarized Times

10/21/2016

This one-day program is for clergy and others who...

Oct 31
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Christian Formation

10/31/2016 - 12/02/2016

An Online Course

Part of the Contemporary Reading Series, this...

Nov 01
Spiritual Traditions of the Southwest Domestic Pilgrimage

11/01/2016 - 11/13/2016

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

In this pilgrimage we will explore...

Nov 07
Growing in Discernment: Attuning our Spiritual Senses

11/07/2016 - 11/11/2016

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

This class, led by Marjorie...

Oct 11
2016 Smyth Lectures with Dr. Mark Allan Powell

10/11/2016 - 10/13/2016

The 2016 Smyth Lectures with take place October 11-13. Our lecturer...

Oct 07
Conference for AANATE (Association of Asian/North American Theological Educators)

10/07/2016 - 10/09/2016

The theme of the conference is “Reimagining Alternatives:  Reality, Solidarity,...

Apr 27
Come See Columbia Day 2017

04/27/2017

Please join us as Presbyterian Women gather from the Synods...

Apr 18
Alumni/ae Association Annual Meeting 2017

04/18/2017

Come join us for our 2017 Alumni/ae Association Annual Meeting...

full calendar
What Clergy Don't Talk About
For the Bookshelf: Seeds for the Future
Save Us From Ourselves
Columbia Connects...The Classroom and the Table

Mark Allan Powell to Give 2016 Smyth Lectures https://t.co/5zPkp7b5Dx https://t.co/aVsWDOfVQc

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

Columbia Recognized Among 2016-17 “Seminaries that Change the World” https://t.co/XZPRalnEyU https://t.co/Z8SPoIaqWv

10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Here at Columbia...We Connect!
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