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 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

Oct 02
Leadership in Ministry: Boston – Session II

10/02/2017 - 10/04/2017

 A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the second of...

Oct 15
Texts of Terror

10/15/2017 - 10/18/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

How do troubling texts inform your...

Oct 16
Marriage and the 21st Century Church

10/16/2017 - 11/17/2017


Online Course

Students in this course will explore the biblical,...

Oct 16
Leadership in Ministry: Lost River A – Session II

10/16/2017 - 10/18/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the second of two...

Oct 19
Holy Wells and Thin Places: Exploring Celtic Spirituality

10/19/2017 - 10/22/2017

We will celebrate the wisdom of Celts from St....

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So You Want to Improve Yourself?
Mark Douglas Receives Nohria Grant for “War in a Warming World”
The Classroom and the Table

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

Trusting the Slow Work of God

10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Do You Have the Moves?