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

Sep 10
Living Prayer: The Spirituality of Everyday Liturgy

09/10/2018 - 10/06/2018

Certificate in Spiritual Formation Online Course

Carl McColman leads

Sep 13
Just Worship: Toward a Vibrant and Faithful Future

09/13/2018 - 09/15/2018

This conference will explore vibrant and faithful worship that...

Sep 17
An Introduction to the Old Testament

09/17/2018 - 10/26/2018

Online Course

This six-week online course provides a brief...

Sep 17
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Second Session II

09/17/2018 - 09/19/2018

This is the second of two session in this cohort....

Sep 17
Colloquy for Latino/a Clergy Fall Session

09/17/2018 - 09/19/2018

This application-based program is designed for clergy who are seeking...

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Multi-seminary Sponsored Conference Explores Crossroads of Worship and Theological Justice
The Coaching Institute Comes to Columbia Theological Seminary
Learning to Love the “Habit” of Prayer
The Classroom and the Table

An Interview With Cody Sanders About Ministry With LGBTQIA Youth

Characteristics of Effective Learning Groups
Our Witness to Christian Love: A Call to the PC(USA)
Growing Through Mission
The "C" Word

RT @deangalindo: Thriving in Ministry via @CTSeminary

10 Perennial Principles About Learning
Do You Have the Moves?