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 quoteMy classes, my professors, my peers, and my internship pushed me and helped me to grow in so many ways. As I leave here I feel prepared in so many ways I did not even expect or anticipate. end quote

Brittany Fiscus-van Rossum
MDiv 2017

Columbia Events

Jul 01
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application

07/01/2019 - 06/01/2020

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

Aug 01
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Children’s Faith Development

08/01/2019 - 08/30/2019

Online course

This five-week online course will introduce participants to...

Aug 05
Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments (2019-20 Horizon Bible Study Leader Seminar)

08/05/2019 - 08/07/2019

The 2019-2020 PW/Horizons Bible study, Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh...

Aug 12
Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram

08/12/2019 - 08/14/2019

This course will focus on the “Holy Ideas” and...

Aug 19
Colloquy for Women of Color (Pastoral Excellence Program)

08/19/2019 - 08/21/2019

This colloquy  is for clergy leaders who are women of...

full calendar
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Phrases You Should Never Use Around Church Members
Columbia Seminary Archives Acquires Papers of Emeritus Walter Brueggemann
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

Breaking out of Gridlock https://t.co/PQoq7IUe0c https://t.co/GWQvcp2qZC

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

Bridging Cultural Parallax through Ministry and Technology https://t.co/EWSENJfahk https://t.co/uGy3oqedzA

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