What's Happening at Columbia
What’s Happening at Columbia
We’re investing in our campus. We’re working on plans for a new energy-efficient residence hall that will provide affordable apartments and suites especially attractive to single students. Our goal is to lessen students’ financial burdens—and to enhance the seminary’s community life. We’re also upgrading educational and information technology to enhance the classroom experience, streamline administrative processes, and facilitate communication among degree students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and lifelong learners everywhere.
We’re increasing the size of our faculty. Three outstanding newcomers are joining our distinguished faculty. Bringing their own extraordinary gifts for teaching, scholarship, and ministry, and years of experience in the church, they are Paul Huh, assistant professor of worship and director of Korean American ministries; Kim Long, assistant professor of worship and coordinator of worship resources for congregations; and Jeffery Tribble, assistant professor of ministry.
We’re giving our students rich opportunities to experience ministry in a variety of contexts. Required courses, including supervised ministry in congregations and clinical settings, along with opportunities for international study, help prepare Columbia graduates to be resilient, imaginative leaders for Christ’s church.
We’re helping congregations and other organizations connect with students seeking calls. Each spring we offer a Call Fair where students can meet with pastor nominating committees and other prospective employers who have open leadership positions. We also offer information online about our seniors and recent graduates who are seeking calls. For more information go to www.ctsnet.edu/senior_placement.asp or contact Student Services at 404.687.4523.
We’re providing opportunities for lifelong learners, church professionals and lay leaders alike. For more information on personal and professional development opportunities, travel/study and certificate programs—and more—offered through our Center for Lifelong Learning, go to www.ctsnet.edu > Lifelong Learning.