COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY speaks out in support of our Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian communities.Read our latest statement.

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.

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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

Feb 01
Leadership in Ministry (Online)

02/01/2022 - 05/31/2022

The Leadership in Ministry Online program is new addition...

Feb 01
Colloquium Registration Opens

02/01/2022 -

Registration for Colloquium 2022 will open. Link and additional information...

Feb 07
Colloquy for Young Black Church Clergy

02/07/2022 - 02/09/2022

This event has been cancelled. This rich peer learning experience...

Feb 14
Understanding Congregations: A Systems Perspective

02/14/2022 - 03/18/2022

This course is a five-week study on understanding the...

Mar 07
The Life of Christ in Art and Poetry (online)

03/07/2022 - 04/08/2022

This five-week course presents the life of Christ in poetry and art. You are...

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10 Perennial Principles About Learning
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Using Entry Points in Your Teaching
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