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

Feb 24
Readings in Spiritual Classics: Four Saints, Four Centuries (Online)

02/24/2020 - 03/27/2020

Sharol Hayner leads this 4-week dialogue with saints from four centuries who point us...

Mar 09
Teaching Spiritual Formation in the Congregation

03/09/2020 - 03/13/2020

Jane Vennard teaches how to invite and lead spiritual...

Mar 16
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta

03/16/2020 - 03/18/2020

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Atlanta is an on-going...

Mar 22
Spiritual Direction, Discerned Action, and Social Transformation

03/22/2020 - 03/27/2020

This seminar explores living with questions and making faithful choices...

Mar 30
Leadership in Ministry Workshops A

03/30/2020 - 10/14/2020

The Leadership in Ministry Workshops is an on-going twice-a-year...

full calendar
Creativity Blockers in Organizations
A Call to Community from Dr. King
Dr. Renita Weems to Give 2020 O’Connor Lectures
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

Teaching for Faith

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

Being a Neighbor to a Stranger

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