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 quoteI knew then that was the place for me, because I felt that people at Columbia Theological Seminary (even professors) really cared about getting to know me!end quote

Dallas Thompson
MDiv 2019

Columbia Events

Jan 18
Presbyterian Polity (Presbytery of the Wabash Valley Ruling Elder Training Program) Online

01/18/2021 - 02/26/2021

This course is limited to members of the Presbytery of...

Feb 01
Contemplation and Compassion: Engaging Two Aspects of the Spiritual Life

02/01/2021 - 03/01/2021

Examine the prayerful and active dimensions of the spiritual...

Feb 01
Stand-Up Preaching: What Comedians Can Teach Us About Sermonic Craft ONLINE

02/01/2021 - 03/05/2021

This online course will explore the essential aspects of...

Feb 01
The Hidden Lives of Congregations (Online)

02/01/2021 - 03/05/2021

This is a five-week study on understanding the dynamics...

Feb 11
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults (Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course) (Online)

02/11/2021 - 03/19/2021

Teaching and learning methods that enhance engagement in, and ownership...

full calendar
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Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups
Our Witness to Christian Love: A Call to the PC(USA)
Growing Through Mission
10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Do You Have the Moves?
Using Entry Points in Your Teaching
Christine Roy Yoder Named Luce Scholar