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 quoteMy classes, my professors, my peers, and my internship pushed me and helped me to grow in so many ways. As I leave here I feel prepared in so many ways I did not even expect or anticipate. end quote

Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum
MDiv 2017

Columbia Events

Apr 26
Come See Columbia Day 2018

04/26/2018

This year’s Come See Columbia Day is April 26, 2018. ...

Apr 30
Beside Still Waters – A Contemplative Retreat

04/30/2018 - 05/04/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Renew and refresh! Join us...

Apr 30
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Session I

04/30/2018 - 05/02/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two...

May 01
In Life and in Death: Helping in End-of-Life Issues

05/01/2018 - 06/01/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course will examine the...

May 14
Leadership in Ministry: Boston Session I

05/14/2018 - 05/16/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two...

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