Encountering God

Cultivating Leaders

Transforming Communities

God is living and active in the world near and far. In academically rigorous classes, we study the work God is already doing, challenging students to imagine what God will do through them and their peers. As an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia Seminary is a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ.

We are preparing visionary leaders who bring clarity and direction to their ministries, leaders who dwell in the realm of possibility, choosing to enact what can be instead of settling for what is. Internships are one of the many avenues for students to learn and practice their leadership.

We shape and partner with communities in new, profound, and prophetic ways. We boldly proclaim the Gospel and actively seek God's justice in the church and the world. Campus life includes regular worship, fellowship opportunities, and community meals. Beyond the campus, students unite their education with society's most pressing issues.

thinking of enrolling at Columbia?

Each student at Columbia Seminary is a gift to the community with his or her own God-given talents. While many are from the southeastern United States, others are drawn from all corners of the world. Politically and theologically, they represent a diverse spectrum of viewpoints. All of our students share one essential characteristic: God has called each one to faithful discipleship and leadership in Christ’s Church.

thinking  of enrolling at Columbia?

open quoteColumbia is a place that trains students, equips them, not just to become pastors, but more so, globally connected leaders. You couldn’t make a better choice. end quote

Dr. John Azumah
Professor of World Christianity and Islam; Director of International Programs

Columbia Events

Oct 21
Spiritual Direction in Context

10/21/2018 - 10/26/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

This seminar will explore and practice...

Oct 30
Growing Into Tomorrow…Today (PCUSA Board of Pensions Retirement Planning Seminar)

10/30/2018 - 10/31/2018

Planning for retirement can be challenging. This free-two-day seminar is...

Nov 01
Money and Your Ministry

11/01/2018 - 11/30/2018

Online Course

Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by...

Nov 01
Getting in Shape Fiscally (PCUSA Board of Pensions Financial Planning Seminar)


 How “fiscally fit” are you? This free one-day seminar is...

Nov 05
Third Act Seminar and Luncheon (Sponsored by the Board of Pensions of the P.C. (U.S.A. for plan members))

11/05/2018 - 11/05/2018

The Third Act Colloquium is designed to provide retired Board...

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Multi-seminary Sponsored Conference Explores Crossroads of Worship and Theological Justice
The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

Sacred Creation: The Celtic Way of Christian Spirituality

Our Witness to Christian Love: A Call to the PC(USA)
Growing Through Mission
10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Do You Have the Moves?

Once again named by Seminaries that Change the World...schools engaged in community-based service, innovative degre…

Using Entry Points in Your Teaching
Christine Roy Yoder Named Luce Scholar