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.

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open quoteThis community has been a home away from home, and a community I will miss once I leave this holy place. end quote

J. David Randolph
MDiv 2017

Columbia Events

Sep 28
The Soul and the Breath


Spirituality Program

Spiritual Directors will enjoy this half-day workshop exploring...

Oct 01
Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth

10/01/2018 - 11/02/2018

Online Course

This five-week online course examines issues and challenges...

Oct 01
Leadership in Ministry: Boston Session II

10/01/2018 - 10/03/2018

This is the second of two session in this cohort....

Oct 04
Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

10/04/2018 - 10/07/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

This is the Spirituality program’s...

Oct 08
Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses

10/08/2018 - 10/11/2018

The Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreats for Ministers and Spouses...

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15 Most Common Anxiety Triggers in Congregations
Multi-seminary Sponsored Conference Explores Crossroads of Worship and Theological Justice
The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

Making Religious Communities Safe for LGBTQ Kids

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

RT @BaerRyan: Hey @CTSeminary alums at #SKConf18, join us tonight at 5:30 for a pre-dinner drink at Provence Bar & Grill! Spread the word @…

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