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Apr 26
Come See Columbia Day 2018

04/26/2018

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

Visit with students, faculty, and other CFC members on the beautiful Columbia campus. This year’s gathering will include fellowship, inspiring worship, delicious food, and campus tours. Make plans to attend...

Apr 30
Beside Still Waters – A Contemplative Retreat

04/30/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Renew and refresh! Join us for this Contemplative Retreat at Sacred Heart Monastery. Writings of the Psalmists, Saints and Desert Mothers and Fathers will inspire our contemplation. Led by Chris Glaser and Debra...

Apr 30
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Session I

04/30/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to...

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

05/01/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course will examine the hard choices and issues related to critical illness and end-of-life situations.

May 14
Leadership in Ministry: Boston Session I

05/14/2018

A Pastoral Excellence Program

This is the first of two sessions in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring) but the program is, by design, an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to...

May 15
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application Deadline

05/15/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

The program of study is designed for individuals who discern a call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Applications for the 2018-2020 cohort will be accepted until May 15, 2018.

May 18
2018 Commencement Weekend Schedule

05/18/2018

Friday, May 18

10:00 a.m.       Commencement Rehearsal Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

12:30 p.m.      Picnic on the Quadrangle Columbia Theological Seminary Reservations required

6:30 p.m.        Baccalaureate Service Decatur Presbyterian Church, Decatur, Georgia Preacher:  Rev. Denise Anderson, Co-Moderator of...

Jun 01
DEADLINE FOR COLLOQUY FOR LATINO/A CLERGY

06/01/2018

Applications for the Colloquy for Latino/a Clergy September 17-19, 2018 and February 18-20, 2019 are due June 1, 2018.

Apply now to be apart of this Colloquy for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation,...

Jun 01
DEADLINE FOR COLLOQUY FOR CLERGY IN RURAL CHURCHES

06/01/2018

Applications for the Colloquy for Rural Church Clergy August 6-8, 2018 and February 11-13, 2019 are due June 1, 2018.

Apply now to be apart of this Colloquy for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative...

Jun 04
Thriving As a Church Ministry Staff Associate

06/04/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course will focus on the role and function of the pastoral associate or program staff in the congregational context. Because most children’s and youth ministers work in the congregational setting as associates, they must understand...

Jul 26
Blessed at the Broken Places

07/26/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

J. Marshall Jenkins leads this class that explores biblical spirituality as a resource for people of faith experiencing emotional pain.

Sep 10
Living Prayer: The Spirituality of Everyday Liturgy

09/10/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Carl McColman leads this class focused on ordinary habits and practices that can nurture faith and spiritual growth. The class will look at ‘liturgy’ for personal use with an eye toward sharing n family and...

Sep 13
Just Worship: Toward a Vibrant and Faithful Future

09/13/2018

This conference will explore vibrant and faithful worship that is informed by but not limited to the Reformed tradition, paying attention to how worship embodies and shapes us for justice.

Sep 24
Leadership in Ministry: B Session II

09/24/2018

This is the second of two session in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two session (spring and fall) but the program, by design, is an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to registration.

Oct 08
Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses

10/08/2018

The Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreats for Ministers and Spouses provide a relaxed atmosphere and confidential setting for healing and encouragement to ministers and their families who have experienced termination, or for those in conflicts possibly leading to termination. Through...

Oct 15
Leadership in Ministry: A Session II

10/15/2018

This is the second of two session in this cohort. Each annual workshop meets for two session (spring and fall) but the program, by design, is an ongoing leadership development program. Learn more and continue to registration.

Oct 18
A Dwelling Place for God: Renewing an Earthly Spirituality

10/18/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Rediscover a Christian spirituality that is rooted in and integrates creation, worship, justice and hope. Dr. Stanley P. Saunders leads this class that will explore New Testament images of temple and creation to inspire...

Oct 22
Leadership in Ministry: Kansas City Session I

10/22/2018

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop in Kansas City is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring).

Nov 01
Money and Your Ministry

11/01/2018

Online Course

Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by the same title, this course will focus on helping participants interpret and reframe their understanding about money in the congregation, and, approach the issue of money in the church from...

Nov 12
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta Session I

11/12/2018

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop in Atlanta is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring).

Jan 24
Enneagram: Personality and Spirituality

01/24/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Sandra C. Smith leads this workshop designed to help you understand your Enneagram personality style, the nuances and complexities that serve as barriers to our hearts. This helps waken us to live with the possibility...

Feb 04
Creation and Connection: An Introduction to Celtic Christian Spirituality

02/04/2019

Online Course/ Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Join Art Wright for this class exploring the rich traditions of Celtic Christian spirituality throughout the ages. See how these traditions led people to encounter God in their historical contexts, and consider what...

Mar 13
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults

03/13/2019

Older Adult Ministry Course

Teaching and learning methods that enhance engagement in, and ownership of, the learning process are as important for older adults as they are for all ages. Explore learning styles, examine effective teaching methods, experience current...

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