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

Feb 26
Art Exhibit Lunch & Learn and Reception “Our Home Is the Holy Land”

02/26/2019 - 02/27/2019

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) announces a new exhibit...

Mar 04
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Youth Christian Education (Online Course)

03/04/2019 - 03/29/2019

This four-week online course is part of the “Contemporary...

Mar 11
Leadership in Ministry Kansas City Session I

03/11/2019 - 03/13/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshops are an on-going twice-a-year...

Mar 13
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults

03/13/2019 - 03/15/2019

Older Adult Ministry Course

Teaching and learning methods that enhance...

Mar 18
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta Session II

03/18/2019 - 03/20/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop in Atlanta is an...

full calendar
New Art Exhibit on Campus “Our Home Is The Holy Land”
Resisting the Co-opting of MLK’s Legacy and Remembering Him as a Theologian
Planning and Organizing for Christian Education Formation
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

April 11-13: Conference for Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry. Details at…

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

Ella Mae Phelps Archives Collection on Display

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