Do Young People Want Church to be a Safe Place?

Do Young People Want Church to be a Safe Place?

What does it mean for youth ministry to provide a “safe” space for our young people in the church?

Recently, I had a young person tell me that they wanted parents and committee’s and church members to stop saying that…

Big Ideas In Youth Ministry: Fearless Dialogues

August 28, 2019Fearless Dialogues is the theme of the Big Ideas in Youth Ministry Conference the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary November 5-7, 2019.

The conference kicks off Wednesday morning with Gregory C. Ellison II, Ph.D.,…

Common Sense in Pastoral Leadership

Emotional Intelligence is one of the fields of research that currently is being applied to pastoral leadership.

I think it holds great promise for effective pastoral leadership because the nature of leadership in the context of congregations is more about…

To Count Our Days: a history of Columbia Theological Seminary

An interview from Vantage magazine with Erskine Clarke, Professor Emeritus of American Religious History about his new book on the history of Columbia Theological Seminary

Columbia Theological Seminary’s rich history provides a window into the…

Columbia Theological Seminary Names David Huffine Vice President for Advancement 

August 20, 2019 – The Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary has appointed David Huffine, CFRE, to be the seminary’s Vice President for Advancement. An advancement professional of more than 30 years, Huffine has provided leadership for the past…

Questioning Change: The Leader as Change Agent

“Making good judgments about what needs to be preserved, what might be altered, and what should be totally redesigned are the difficult issues that institutions face.” Green and Hayward, Transforming Higher Education.

 

Change is the constant in organizations because…

PCUSA Co-Moderator to Speak at Columbia Seminary Convocation

August 18, 2019—Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, Co-Moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will speak at the Opening Convocation for Columbia Theological Seminary this year. The event will be held in the Columbia Presbyterian Church located at 711…

John Bulow Campbell Library Receives Competitive Digitization Service Grant

August 17, 2019—The John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary is one of six institutions to receive the fifth set of service grants awarded in a program intended to broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG)….

4 Reasons Why Online Learning Is Worth the Investment

Online education is for those whose lives demand flexibility.

Its focus on convenience, brevity, and variety make it an appealing option for many pursuing higher education.

The Center for Lifelong Learning has claimed its stake in the online realm of…

Biblical Weavings Art Exhibit at Columbia Seminary

August 14, 2019—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Columbia Theological Seminary announces its fall art exhibit featuring the textile art of Montgomery, AL artist Joanne Staley. “Biblical Weavings”, including twelve pieces created by Staley, will be available for viewing…

Exhibit Exploring Human Origins to Open at Columbia Theological Seminary

August 13, 2019—The John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary will be one of the first seminary libraries to host the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History traveling exhibit—Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?…

Connectional Leadership and the Self

Experience has not changed my belief that when the leadership (“L”) position is filled by a leader (or leaders) who is moving forward in his/her own process of self-differentiation, any system stands the best chance of dealing creatively with, rather…

Columbia Seminary to Highlight Faculty and Alumnae at AJC Decatur Book Festival

August 11, 2019—The AJC Decatur Book Festival, which takes place Labor Day weekend, is one of the largest independent book festivals in the country. The AJC Decatur Book Festival encourages a love of the written and spoken word by…

Columbia Student Chosen for FASPE Ethics Fellowship

Columbia Theological Seminary student Emily Morrell was one of 14 seminary and divinity school students, and early-career clergy, chosen for the 2019 Seminary Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a…

Ministry Coaching, The Way Ahead from Within

Professionally trained ministry coaches are being sought out, not by pastors who are incapable or incompetent, but by gifted leaders who see the value in having a creative conversation partner who is unattached to their circumstance -to stir ideas, challenge…

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