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

John Azuma
Professor of World Christianity and Islam; Director of International Programs

Columbia Events

Jul 23
God’s Promise: I Am With You (2018-19 Horizons Bible Study Leader Preparation Course)

07/23/2018 - 07/25/2018

Amy Poling Sutherlun, author of the upcoming Horizon’s Bible Study,...

Jul 26
Blessed at the Broken Places

07/26/2018 - 07/29/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

J. Marshall Jenkins leads this...

Aug 06
Colloquy for Clergy in Rural Church Contexts Fall Session

08/06/2018 - 08/08/2018

This application-based program is designed for clergy who are seeking...

Sep 10
Living Prayer: The Spirituality of Everyday Liturgy

09/10/2018 - 10/06/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation Online Course

Carl McColman leads

Sep 13
Just Worship: Toward a Vibrant and Faithful Future

09/13/2018 - 09/15/2018

This conference will explore vibrant and faithful worship that...

full calendar
Learning to Love the “Habit” of Prayer
Dr. Love Sechrest Named VP, Dean of Faculty
The Classroom and the Table
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

Saying Yes to “Prayer Without Ceasing”

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