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

Jan 27
Columbia Theological Seminary APCE Lunch

01/27/2017

Attendees at the 2017 APCE event in Denver are invited...

Feb 06
Developing Lay Leaders

02/06/2017 - 02/08/2017

In this course, led by Dr. Eugenia Freiburger, nationally-recognized...

Feb 13
Seven Concepts That Will Change Your Teaching

02/13/2017 - 02/15/2017

This program is for congregational educators—lay teachers, pastors, teaching...

Feb 15
DEADLINE for Thompson Scholarship 2017 application

02/15/2017

February 15 is the last day to submit your

Feb 19
Illuminating the Text

02/19/2017 - 02/22/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Led by Anne Laird Jones, at...

Mar 13
PC(USA) NEXT Gathering

03/13/2017 - 03/15/2017

The PC(USA) NEXT Church National Gathering will be held March...

Apr 25
CANCELED Alumni/ae Association Annual Meeting 2017

04/25/2017

Details for the re-scheduled meeting will be posted and e-mailed...

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

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