From President Victor Aloyo, A Prayer of Lament for the Horrific Attack on the LGBTQIA+ Community.

Encounter God

Cultivate Leaders

Transform 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.

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Columbia Events

Jan 03
The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS 2023Cohort)

01/03/2023 - 07/06/2023

TCI@CTS is an application-based limited enrollment opportunity that follows...

Jan 09
Seeking God: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

01/09/2023 - 02/06/2023

This four-week online retreat is for anyone seeking to...

Jan 23
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults ONLINE (Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course)

01/23/2023 - 02/24/2023

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

Jan 23
Understanding the New Testament Presbytery of the Wabash Valley (online)

01/23/2023 - 03/03/2023

This course is part of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley Ruling...

Feb 06
The Preacher and the Poet

02/06/2023 - 03/24/2023

This six-week, online course explores preaching as an act...

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