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

Jan 14
The Coaching Institute at the Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS)

01/14/2019 - 01/18/2019

This is an application-based limited enrollment opportunity that leads to...

Jan 24
Enneagram: Personality and Spirituality

01/24/2019 - 01/26/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Sandra C. Smith leads this...

Jan 29
Welcoming Our Transgender and Non-Binary Neighbors

01/29/2019 - 01/31/2019

Transgender and non-binary people are coming out at higher rates...

Feb 01
The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation

02/01/2019 - 03/04/2019

Online Course

Using the book by Woody Jenkins by the...

Feb 04
Homecoming 2019 Alumni Reunion

02/04/2019 - 02/06/2019

This year’s alumni reunion will include worship, lectures and workshops...

full calendar
Artists, Leading Theologians, Legal Scholars, and Community Leaders to Explore Migration and Border Crossings in Multidisciplinary Conference
What's Your Number? How the Enneagram Helps You to Understand Yourself and Others
15 Most Common Anxiety Triggers in Congregations
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

Author, Scholar, Preacher Dr. Frank Thomas to Give 2019 Smyth Lectures

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

RT @CLLatCTSeminary: We know, it's not something we want to talk about in our success-oriented, death-denying culture. Yet, knowingly or no…

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