Our Calling

Columbia Theological Seminary exists to educate and nurture faithful, imaginative, and effective leaders for the sake of the Church and the world.

Come and See what we’re about

Columbia Theological Seminary is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Located in Decatur, Georgia, just east of the city of Atlanta, Columbia offers seven graduate degree programs and dozens of lifelong learning courses and events as a resource for church professionals and lay people.

Come and see what God is doing to prepare and nurture pastors and educators and youth ministers; chaplains in hospitals, in the military, in schools/colleges/ universities; teachers, counselors, caregivers, missionaries, evangelists, community leaders, and leaders in congregations and the church at large for the proclamation of the reign of Christ on earth as it is in heaven.

Helping fulfill your calling

Experience a Global Formation
Experience a Global Formation

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+ Experience a Global Formation
Thrive with the Support of Community
Thrive with the Support of Community

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+ Thrive with the Support of Community
Gain Tools for Resilience
Gain Tools for Resilience

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+ Gain Tools for Resilience

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

Myron Florence, Student, Atlanta, GA

Understanding Our Impact


Countries represented by faculty and students


Denominations and religious traditions represented


Students from 27 states including communities of all sizes

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