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 quoteThe faculty and staff at Columbia Theological Seminary taught me the importance of leading with love by first seeking understanding.end quote

Myron Florence
Atlanta, GA

Columbia Events

Jan 23
Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy: Session II

01/23/2017 - 01/25/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

It is designed for mid-career...

Jan 26
History of Western Christian Spirituality

01/26/2017 - 01/29/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

In this course, led by...

Feb 06
Developing Lay Leaders

02/06/2017 - 02/08/2017

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

Feb 09
Spirituality of Marginality

02/09/2017 - 02/12/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

This weekend seminar will explore...

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 19
Illuminating the Text

02/19/2017 - 02/22/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Led by Anne Laird Jones, at...

Feb 26
Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value

02/26/2017 - 03/01/2017

Compass Points Certificate Course

SAVE THE DATES! Spring Compass...

Apr 27
Come See Columbia Day 2017


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

Apr 25
Alumni/ae Association Annual Meeting 2017


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

Mar 13
PC(USA) NEXT Gathering

03/13/2017 - 03/15/2017

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

Jan 27
Columbia Theological Seminary APCE Lunch


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

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

For the Bookshelf: The Equipping Church

10 Perennial Principles About Learning
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