Accreditation Site Visit

Columbia Theological Seminary is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for reaffirmation of accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on October 10-13, 2022. The purpose of this visit is to verify that the school meets all applicable Commission Standards of Accreditation. Comments regarding how well the school meets those standards and/or generally demonstrates educational quality may be sent to or by phone at 412-788-6505 at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to Ann Clay Adams at All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.

Encounter God

Cultivate Leaders

Transform 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.

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Columbia Events

Oct 03
Intercultural Competence and Church Leadership (Online)

10/03/2022 - 11/04/2022

This practical five-week course is an introduction to intercultural...

Oct 03
Leadership in Ministry: Boston Fall 2022

10/03/2022 - 10/05/2022

The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Boston is a...

Oct 13
Exploring Wisdom’s Wonder 

10/13/2022 - 10/16/2022

Join Old Testament scholar, Bill Brown, for this retreat...

Oct 24
Wounded Ministers Retreat for Clergy and Spouses

10/24/2022 - 10/27/2022

The Wounded Ministers Retreat for Clergy and Spouses at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center...

Nov 01
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application

11/01/2022 - 11/01/2022

Apply here for acceptance to the Certificate in Spiritual...

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