COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY EXISTS TO EDUCATE AND NURTURE FAITHFUL, IMAGINATIVE, AND EFFECTIVE LEADERS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD.

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 quoteThis community has been a home away from home, and a community I will miss once I leave this holy place. end quote

J. David Randolph
MDiv 2017

Columbia Events

Mar 24
Incarnation: Theology, Tradition and Practice of Spiritual Direction

03/24/2019 - 03/29/2019

This seminar will explore biblical and theological underpinnings of spiritual...

Mar 28
The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide Performance

03/28/2019

Central Presbyterian Church, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Georgia Interfaith...

Apr 01
Landscapes of Renewal: A High Desert Retreat

04/01/2019 - 04/05/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Set in the natural beauty of...

Apr 08
Leadership in Ministry A Lynchburg

04/08/2019 - 04/10/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop A is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy...

Apr 11
Journey Toward Justice, PANAAWTM 34th Annual Conference

04/11/2019

On April 11-13, 2019, the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian...

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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

Women in Ministry: Clergywomen Need Community Part 1 https://t.co/ognv6e5wOu https://t.co/2sOWqP5tWG

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

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