Columbia Seminary's LGBTQIA+ Statement of Inclusion

As a seminary affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), Columbia welcomes and affirms LGBTQIA+ persons in all roles and ministries of the church and our community. Columbia strives to create and maintain safe learning spaces; intimidation, rejection, and judgment are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

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.

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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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Columbia Events

Jul 11
Wounded Ministers Retreat: A Retreat for Clergy and Spouses

07/11/2022 - 07/14/2022

Wounded Ministers Retreat for Clergy and Spouses on the...

Jul 25
Prayer: Deepening your Experience with God (Online)

07/25/2022 - 08/26/2022

Develop a habit of prayer to deepen your spiritual...

Aug 01
Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight (PW/Horizons Bible Study 2022-23)

08/01/2022 - 08/03/2022

This seminar is designed to prepare leaders to facilitate...

Sep 12
reKindle: A Congregation Development Program

09/12/2022 - 09/14/2022

 “reKindle” is a congregational development program funded by the Lilly...

Sep 14
TCI@CTS Mentor Coaching Fall 2022 (Online)

09/14/2022 - 11/30/2022

Mentor Coaching includes 10 hours of coach education and...

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Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups
Our Witness to Christian Love: A Call to the PC(USA)
Growing Through Mission
10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Do You Have the Moves?
Using Entry Points in Your Teaching
Christine Roy Yoder Named Luce Scholar