February 4-6, 2019

Register now for our annual alumni reunion.   This year’s event will include worship, lectures and workshops by Columbia Theological Seminary faculty and alumni, and also – for the first time in many years – will include the 2019 Smyth Lectures.  We are excited to welcome Dr. Frank Thomas, Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, as our 2019 Smyth lecturer.  This event will be jam-packed with opportunities for you learn, reflect and reconnect with your Columbia Seminary community. Registration below.

Homecoming ’19 Schedule
Monday, February 4
1:30 – 2:00       Registration & Check-InHarrington Center Library
2:00 – 2:50      Welcome & Opening Worship, HC Chapel, Jake Myers Preaching
3:00 – 3:45      Workshop with Anna Carter Florence, based on her new book, “Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community
3:45                    Break/Campus Tour by Admissions Team
4:30 – 6:00      Reception at the President’s Home sponsored by the Presbyterian Foundation
6:00                   Dinner with your class cluster in Decatur

Tuesday, February 5
7:30-8:15          Breakfast in Refectory
8:30-10:00      Workshops

Option ABrennan Breed, “Prophetic Preaching in a Divided World”
Option BClark Simmons and Keenan Rodgers, “Retirement 101 for Ministers”
Option CWilliam Yoo, “Talking about Race at Church – Resources and Ideas”

10:10                  Campus-Wide Worship, (Location TBD)
10:40                 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30      Workshops

Option ABill Harkins, “What We Need Is Here: Poetry, Theological Reflection, and Practical Wisdom.”
Option BRobert Hay, “Creating a Culture of Generosity”
Option CAlumni Panel, “Being Bi-vocational”

12:30 – 2:00      Alumni Association Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, Refectory
2:00-3:00          Student Meet & Greet / Opportunities Fair
3:15-4:45            Workshops

Option ARalph Watkins, “Social Media as Self Care”
Option BKate McGregor Moseley, “Earth Care & Self-Sustainability”
Option CKaren Webster, “Working Out”- Exercising our understanding of self-care”

5:00-6:30          BBQ dinner in Ellis Room (catered by alumnus, Hamilton Barnes)
7:00                    Smyth Lecture 1 of 2, Dr. Frank Thomas
8:00                    Reception

Wednesday, February 6
7:30-8:15           Breakfast
8:30-10:00       Workshops

Option ATodd Speed, “Seasoned Pastors & Sustainability”
Option BMartha Moore Keish, “Christian Prayer for Today”

10:15-10:50      Coffee & Closing Blessing – Ellis Room
11:00-12:00      Smyth Lecture 2 of 2, Dr. Frank Thomas (Location TBD)

Come for Homecoming ’19, stay for MIGRATIONS AND BORDER CROSSINGS, February 7-9.
This conference has world-class speakers from various disciplines in migration. Keynoters: former Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, and Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School Emilie Townes. See the complete list of speakers and learn more HERE.

You qualify for a special $50 reduction in your Homecoming ’19 registration fee if you register for both events.



President Ella Busby ’00,

Secretary/Treasurer Michael Kirby ’03,

Immediate Past President Julie Lehman ’92,

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Upcoming Alumni Events

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Feb 04
Homecoming 2019 Alumni Reunion


This year’s alumni reunion will include worship, lectures and workshops by Columbia Theological Seminary faculty and alumni.  This event will be jam-packed with opportunities for you learn, reflect and reconnect with your Columbia Seminary community. Details and Registration HERE.

Feb 05
2019 Smyth Lectures: Frank Thomas


Author, scholar and renowned preacher Dr. Frank A. Thomas, the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, will be the 2019 Smyth lecturer. Thomas will deliver two lectures offered free to the public in...

Feb 07
Migration and Border Crossings


Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion are excited to co-host an important multidisciplinary conference in the spring of 2019. Migration and Border Crossings February 7-9, 2019 Columbia Theological Seminary Atlanta

The conference will bring together theologians,...

Apr 25
Come See Columbia Day 2019


This year’s Come See Columbia Day is April 25, 2019

Visit with students, faculty, and other CFC members on the beautiful Columbia campus. This year’s gathering will include fellowship, inspiring worship, delicious food, and campus tours. Make plans to attend and...

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