COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY EXISTS TO EDUCATE AND NURTURE FAITHFUL, IMAGINATIVE, AND EFFECTIVE LEADERS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD.

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

Dr. John Azumah
Professor of World Christianity and Islam; Director of International Programs

Columbia Events

Jan 24
Enneagram: Personality and Spirituality

01/24/2019 - 01/26/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Sandra C. Smith leads this...

Jan 29
Welcoming Our Transgender and Non-Binary Neighbors

01/29/2019 - 01/31/2019

This class has been cancelled.

Transgender and non-binary people are...

Feb 01
The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation

02/01/2019 - 03/04/2019

Online Course

This class has been cancelled.

Using the book...

Feb 04
Homecoming 2019 Alumni Reunion

02/04/2019 - 02/06/2019

This year’s alumni reunion will include worship, lectures and workshops...

Feb 04
Creation and Connection: An Introduction to Celtic Christian Spirituality

02/04/2019 - 03/15/2019

Online Course/ Certificate in Spiritual Formation

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