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

Apr 25
Come See Columbia Day 2019


This year’s Come See Columbia Day is April 25, 2019


Apr 29
Writing Together in Creative Community: An Online Workshop

04/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

Writing Together in Creative Community is an invitation to find...

Apr 29
Money and Your Ministry

04/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

Online Course

Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by...

May 12
Discerning Forgiveness

05/12/2019 - 05/15/2019

Marjorie Thompson guides this class in a deep conversation...

May 13
Leadership in Ministry Boston Session I

05/13/2019 - 05/15/2019

The Leadership in Ministry workshops are an on-going twice-a-year peer-based...

full calendar
New Art Exhibit on Campus “Our Home Is The Holy Land”
Resisting the Co-opting of MLK’s Legacy and Remembering Him as a Theologian
Planning and Organizing for Christian Education Formation
Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups

RT @PresTheoEd: Great news from @CTSeminary: an anonymous donor created a $1 million scholarship fund in honor of Rev. Dr. Thomas W. and Ja…

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 @PalmsPres: We joyfully share this news with all!

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