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Bookstore Hours for Summer 2014

Date: 6/23/2014 - 9/2/2014

June 10 – July 6 – Open by appointment – Call 404-687-4550. Appointments can be scheduled Monday – Friday anytime between 10:30 and 4:00.  We are here and happy to serve you at any time but need you to call  ahead so we can let you in!  The bookstore is locked when we are not “officially” open.


July 7 – August 15 – Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:30 – 2:30  - Tuesday and Friday by appointment.  (See above note.)


August 15 – September 1 – Open by appointment.


September 2, 2014 – The bookstore will re-open full time.  Exact hours to be determined.


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Clothes Closet Summer Hours

Date: 6/26/2014 - 8/31/2014

The Clothes Closet is a ministry for missionaries and members of the CTS community located at 235 Inman Drive. Summer Clothes Closet hours are as follows:

*M-W-F 10-12 
*Tues 12-3

Please note: We are very well stocked, so we are happy to have some hours for shoppers. However, the Clothes Closet is maintained by volunteers who may occasionally need to cancel their time slot without notice.

Book Giveaway

Date: 7/10/2014 - 8/31/2014

There are books in the hallway on the 3rd floor of Campbell Hall which have been left for any and all to take.

Seminary/Theological Education Sunday

Date: 9/21/2014

September 21, 2014, is “Seminary/Theological Education Sunday” for the PC(USA), and Columbia wants to use this as an opportunity to broaden awareness of the seminary. The Office of Alumni/ae and Church Relations is working now to identify churches who will welcome a member of the faculty, staff, or student body to teach, preach, and/or do a minute for mission in behalf of Columbia on that day.

If your calendar is not already committed, you are encouraged to save this date and plan to join with us as we work to “put a face” on Columbia Seminary for people on the pews. Because of the nature of this effort, no honoraria will be paid, but travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Leadership in Ministry Workshop (Atlanta) NEW Extended Learning Opportunity

Date: 11/17/2014 - 11/19/2014

Dates:             Session I - Nov. 17-19, 2014

                      Session II – March 9-11, 2015

The Center for Lifelong Learning is a new location for Leadership in Ministry (LIM) workshops beginning in the fall of 2014. Participants will learn how the concepts of family emotional process can be applied to their own ministry contexts, and, explore the theological implications of these concepts. This program is comprised of two three-day sessions (fall and spring). Each session follows the themes of Dr. Edwin Friedman’s book, Generation to Generation, with one day devoted to each of the minister’s three interlocking families: the minister’s own personal family (nuclear and extended), congregation member families and the congregation as a family. 

The Program fee of $480 includes all program fees, refreshments and six meals for each session (dinner Monday through lunch Wednesday. Housing on campus is available for an additional cost).

Details and registration 

Preaching the Verbs - A New Approach to Preaching

Date: 5/4/2015 - 5/6/2015

If you do a quick survey of any Bible passage, you’ll find that the verbs dominate. It’s what we do and don’t do that preoccupies human beings. And it’s the verbs we cannot imagine for ourselves (live, liberate, forgive, resurrect) that the church offers, and that we reach for, week after week. Dr. Anna Carter Florence puts a twist on dramatic theory and invites us to read the biblical “script” by focusing on the verbs that are given and chosen by the characters. What new things will we see and hear in both our sacred text and our human drama when we connect the verbs? How can that, in turn, change and renew our preaching?

Instructors:  Dr. Anna Carter Florence, John Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, assisted by Rev. Khalia Williams, Chapel Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Worship and Preaching.

Details and Registration

Want to stay for an entire week, for independent study/worship planning? See extended stay housing option, or indicate on registration form number of additional nights (departure Friday, May 8).