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

Jul 27
What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus (2021-2022 PW Horizons Bible Study Leader Seminar) (online)

07/27/2021 - 07/29/2021

Have you ever wondered about the women listed in Matthew’s...

Aug 30
Christian Education in the Smaller Church (online)

08/30/2021 - 10/02/2021

In this course participants will explore the realities, challenges,...

Sep 01
TCI@CTS Mentor Coaching (Fall 2021) (online)

09/01/2021 - 12/31/2021

Mentor Coaching includes 10 hours of coach training and...

Sep 13
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Fall Session

09/13/2021 - 09/15/2021

The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Portland is a twice...

Sep 20
Leadership in Ministry: Lynchburg Fall Session

09/20/2021 - 09/22/2021

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

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Using Entry Points in Your Teaching
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