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

Jul 16
The Humility of Christ: Power and Love in the Dance of Paradox

07/16/2020 - 07/19/2020

Join Marjorie Thompson for this timely course exploring God’s...

Aug 02
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application

08/02/2020

This is the Application for the 2020-2022 Cohort of...

Aug 03
10 Best Parenting Ways to Ruin Your Child (online)

08/03/2020 - 09/04/2020

A parenting course of a different kind for courageous parents. Based...

Aug 03
Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament (2020-21 PW/Horizons Bible Study Seminar) Online

08/03/2020 - 08/05/2020

The 2020-2021 PW/Horizons Bible Study invites us to explore and...

Aug 03
Thriving as a Church Ministry Associate (online)

08/03/2020 - 09/04/2020

This five-week online course will focus on the role and...

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Using Entry Points in Your Teaching
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