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 quoteThe faculty and staff at Columbia Theological Seminary taught me the importance of leading with love by first seeking understanding.end quote

Myron Krys Florence
Atlanta, GA

Columbia Events

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...

Sep 16
Leadership in Ministry Portland

09/16/2019 - 09/18/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Portland is a twice-a-year...

Sep 19
Spiritual Direction: An Introduction

09/19/2019 - 09/22/2019

This is an introductory exploration of spiritual guidance, including...

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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

On Knowing What You Are Actually Doing

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

“We Are Columbia” Continues to Create Dialogue About the Past and Future of Columbia

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