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 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

Apr 22
Leadership in Ministry B Lynchburg 

04/22/2019 - 04/24/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop B at Lynchburg VA is an...

Apr 23
Tell Me Your Story and I’ll Know Why I Should Come to Your Church (Thompson Scholars 2019)

04/23/2019 - 04/26/2019

This year’s Thompson Scholars Program  features Ralph Watkins, Shoccara...

Apr 25
Come See Columbia Day 2019

04/25/2019

This year’s Come See Columbia Day is April 25, 2019

Visit...

Apr 29
Writing Together in Creative Community: An Online Workshop

04/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

Writing Together in Creative Community is an invitation to find...

Apr 29
Money and Your Ministry

04/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

Online Course

Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by...

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

Blooming in the Desert: The Ghost Ranch Pilgrimage Experience https://t.co/7t7kA6nfIa https://t.co/7ryHM3DuXJ

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

Leadership in Ministry Feature: Bill (William) Pyle https://t.co/vh9uynDpyK https://t.co/dmaCFqbu21

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