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 06
Christian Education in the Smaller Church

01/06/2020 - 02/07/2020

In this course participants will explore together the realities, challenges,...

Jan 13
Teaching and Preaching the “Forgotten” Books of the Bible (Online)

01/13/2020 - 02/21/2020

This course invites participants to engage deeply with the...

Jan 13
The Coaching Institute at the Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS)

01/13/2020 - 01/17/2020

TCI@CTS is a rigorous six-month program comprised of a week...

Jan 27
Understanding the New Testament (Online) Presbytery of the Wabash Valley

01/27/2020 - 03/06/2020

This online course is part of the Presbytery of the...

Jan 27
Theological Reflection and Older Adult Ministry: New Online Format!

01/27/2020 - 03/06/2020

This ONLINE course will explore theological doctrines and concepts...

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New Walker Presidential Scholarship to Make Seminary an Affordable Reality for PC(USA) Students
To Count Our Days: a history of Columbia Theological Seminary
Exhibit Exploring Human Origins to Open at Columbia Theological Seminary
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

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

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