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Spring Hours for Clothes Closet

Date: 2/14/2014 - 5/31/2014

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

  • Monday   10-12, 1-4, 4:-7

  • Tuesday  10-4, 4:30-6:15

  • Wednesday  10-12

  • Thursday  10 -7

  • Friday 10-12

  • Saturday 9-3

Please note that the Clothes Closet is maintained by volunteers who may occasionally need to cancel their time slot without notice.

Baptism and Beyond: Scaffolding a Life of Discipleship

Date: 4/23/2014 - 4/25/2014

How does one guide children, youth, and young adults in being followers of the living Christ in the world rather than simply handing them information about Jesus? How do we nurture all ages to live out their baptismal vows in their daily lives in ways that are counter-cultural to a life of consumption and self-fulfillment? This event looks at ways that we can act as a scaffold for age-appropriate engagement with mission in the church and world. Special attention will be given to the elementary school ages of six-twelve, but there will also be times of engaging with how these methods of discipleship may then lead to continued progression in the youth and young adult years. 

Instructors: Anne H.K. Apple and Kathy Dawson

Details and Registration.

"Come See Columbia" Day

Date: 4/24/2014

Columbia Friendship Circle began when the wives of two seminary professors encouraged other Atlanta wives to contribute one dollar each to help the seminary. From that small group, Columbia Friendship Circle has grown to include all who participate in the Presbyterian Women's organizations throughout the synods of South Atlantic and Living Waters.

Throughout its history, Columbia Friendship Circle has been an organization deeply concerned about the well-being of ministers, missionaries, and Christian educators called by God to be the leaders of Christ's church. Columbia Friendship Circle addresses this concern in their threefold statement of purpose:

  • To pray for the students, faculty, staff, and all members of the seminary community
  • To encourage men and women to consider Christian ministry
  • To provide financial assistance through selected projects that help meet the seminary's needs

Carrying on the tradition of its founding members, the Columbia Friendship Circle has helped seminary students in a variety of ways. The group's projects include establishment of the Peter Marshall Chair of Homiletics; furnishings for residence halls, the library, and classrooms, an organ for the chapel; housing for married students; and continuing education for ministers. In recent years support has focused on scholarships for students with families and fellowships awarded to outstanding graduates.

Worship with the seminary community led by President Steve Hayner, meet the scholarship recipients, have lunch and visit with students and faculty and other CFC members.

Contact Barbara Poe for more information at poeb@ctsnet.edu

Evening Chapel Service

Date: 4/28/2014
Time: 5:30 pm

There will be an evening chapel service for the Columbia Seminary community led by Carla Burnett, Paul Kwak and Allison Per-Lee (with Prof. Kim Long). All are invited! It will take place this Monday, April 28 at 7:00 pm in the Harrington Chapel. This will be a Service of Prayer. 

Presentation & Conversation on Peace in Israel & Palestine

Date: 4/28/2014
Time: 7:00 pm

This presentation will be given by former Columbia Seminary student Will Christians based on a recent peace delegation trip to Israel and Palestine with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. The event will take place at 7:00pm on April 28 in BLC 101. Snacks and beverages provided by Claiming Justice.

 

Evangelism in Ministry - Thompson Scholars 2014

Date: 4/29/2014 - 5/2/2014

Thompson Scholars 2014 will take place April 29-May 2 and explore the topic,  "A Different World: Evangelism for the Screen Share Generation." For program description and application instructions, please visit http://www.ctsnet.edu/thompson-scholars.

Forum: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual & Social Lives

Date: 4/30/2014
Time: 10:00 am

The Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to sponsor Forum on April 30. Please mark your calendar and don’t miss Dr. Craig Detweiler, author of iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives, Detweiler, a  nationally known writer and speaker on media issues, will offer a Christian perspective on navigating today's social media culture. He is Associate Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University, is a graduate of Davidson College, the University of Southern California's acclaimed film school, and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Seminary.

Author to sign books after Forum: Craig Detweiler will sign copies of iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives following the FORUM. Copies of the book will be available, cash or check please (credit card purchases available in the CTS bookstore). His visit is made possible by the Thompson Scholars Program at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

Forum: Towards a Dalit Liberative Hermeneutics

Date: 5/7/2014
Time: 10:00 am

Visiting scholar, Dr. Jesurathnam, will offer a lecture on Dalit theology during a Wednesday Forum on May 7. He will speak on “Towards a Dalit Liberative Hermeneutics: Re-reading the Psalms of Lament.” The liberative hermeneutics is the common ground and concern in our quest to see inter-relatedness between Biblical and Dalit worlds. The important objective in the liberative praxis for Dalits is their liberation from the socio-cultural oppression. The Dalit liberative praxis oriented hermeneutics is geared towards the liberation of Dalits from the psychological, cultural and social oppression and to empower them to get organized in their struggle for freedom.

2014 Commencement Schedule

Date: 5/16/2014 - 5/17/2014

Friday, May 16

 
   

10:00 am

Commencement Rehearsal

 

Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

   

12:30 pm

Picnic on the Quadrangle

 

Columbia Theological Seminary

 

Reservations required (Alumni Office details later)

   

6:30 pm

Baccalaureate Service

 

Columbia Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Georgia

 

Preacher:  Dr. Catherine Gunsalus González, Professor of Church History Emerita

 

Reception with refreshments following service at Broyles Leadership Center

Saturday, May 17

 
   

10:00 am

Commencement Service

 

Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Reception following service, Fellowship Hall

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