Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

Feb 18
Colloquy for Latino/a Clergy Spring Session

02/18/2019 - 02/20/2019

This application-based program is designed for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation, or to reflect on their vocational experience and assess their ability to meet the leadership demands/needs of their organization. Attention will be given...

Feb 26
Art Exhibit Lunch & Learn and Reception “Our Home Is the Holy Land”

02/26/2019 - 02/27/2019

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) announces a new exhibit “Our Home Is The Holy Land” including selections from “Through the Checkpoint” and “Children of Bethlehem,” featuring the work of Columbia Theological Seminary alumna Katie Archibald-Woodward.  The CLL hosted the...

Mar 04
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Youth Christian Education (Online Course)

03/04/2019 - 03/29/2019

This four-week online course is part of the “Contemporary Readings Series” for persons interested in deepening their understanding of contemporary issues in Christian Education. This year’s focus is on the Christian education of youth.

Mar 11
The Process of Aging and Implications for Ministry

03/11/2019 - 03/12/2019

Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course

Aging is associated with many changes in physical and mental health. This course will explore practical ways that our congregations, families, and caregivers can adapt and respond to these age-related changes to enhance well...

Mar 11
Leadership in Ministry Kansas City Session I

03/11/2019 - 03/13/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshops are an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring).

Mar 13
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults

03/13/2019 - 03/15/2019

Older Adult Ministry Course

Teaching and learning methods that enhance engagement in, and ownership of, the learning process are as important for older adults as they are for all ages. Explore learning styles, examine effective teaching methods, experience current...

Mar 18
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta Session II

03/18/2019 - 03/20/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop in Atlanta is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring).

Mar 24
Incarnation: Theology, Tradition and Practice of Spiritual Direction

03/24/2019 - 03/29/2019

This seminar will explore biblical and theological underpinnings of spiritual direction and the practice of individual spiritual direction. This is the second residency for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction; enrollment is limited to those accepted into the program through...

Apr 01
Landscapes of Renewal: A High Desert Retreat

04/01/2019 - 04/05/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Set in the natural beauty of Ghost Ranch, this retreat invites exploration of the high desert landscape and reflection on those landscapes that have shaped our own life stories. Bill Brown will guide our exploration...

Apr 08
Leadership in Ministry A Lynchburg

04/08/2019 - 04/10/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop A is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting in Lynchburg, VA at the Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center.  Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall)

Apr 11
Journey Toward Justice, PANAAWTM 34th Annual Conference

04/11/2019

On April 11-13, 2019, the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM) presents their 34th Annual Conference at Columbia Theological Seminary. For more info and registration for the full conference, visit www.panaawtm.org.

The conference will begin...

Apr 22
Leadership in Ministry B Lynchburg 

04/22/2019 - 04/24/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop B at Lynchburg VA is an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall).

Apr 23
Tell Me Your Story and I’ll Know Why I Should Come to Your Church (Thompson Scholars 2019)

04/23/2019 - 04/26/2019

This year’s Thompson Scholars Program, features Ralph Watkins and Terence Lester.

This interactive seminar focusing on the power of telling the story of your congregation, faith community or other ministry setting.  Using readily- available tools...

Apr 25
Come See Columbia Day 2019

04/25/2019

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...

Apr 29
Writing Together in Creative Community: An Online Workshop

04/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

Online Course

Writing Together in Creative Community is an invitation to find an online group of writers who will write and share ideas together. A writing community is a great way to make writing a regular spiritual practice, get some...

Apr 29
Money and Your Ministry

04/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

Online Course

Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by the same title, this course will focus on helping participants interpret and reframe their understanding about money in the congregation, and, approach the issue of money in the church from...

May 12
Discerning Forgiveness

05/12/2019 - 05/15/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Marjorie Thompson guides this class in a deep conversation exploring forgiveness in the Christian life. The class will discuss several interpretations of forgiveness, discern complexities of timing and circumstance, and engage in key practices to...

May 13
Leadership in Ministry Boston Session I

05/13/2019 - 05/15/2019

The Leadership in Ministry workshops are an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (fall and spring).

 

 

May 20
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Session I

05/20/2019 - 05/22/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Portland is a twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Collins Retreat Center. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall).

Aug 01
Contemporary Readings in Christian Education: Children’s Faith Development

08/01/2019 - 08/30/2019

Online course

This five-week online course will introduce participants to current research and writings on children’s faith and spiritual development

Aug 19
Colloquy for Women of Color (Pastoral Excellence Program)

08/19/2019 - 08/21/2019

This colloquy  is for clergy leaders who are women of color. Participants will explore and share experiences in mediating dynamics of ethnicity, race, and gender in their work as pastoral leaders and how these experiences influence their self-identity as clergy in...

Sep 19
Spiritual Direction: An Introduction

09/19/2019 - 09/22/2019

This is an introductory exploration of spiritual guidance, including its history, theological foundations, various models and practices. It will be helpful if you are curious about what spiritual direction is and want to explore it at an introductory level. It...

Sep 30
Your Sacred Story: The Spiritual Practice of Journaling

09/30/2019 - 10/25/2019

Online Course

Explore the practice of spiritual journaling with Carl McColman. The course invites journaling from a variety of perspectives including writing memoir, using writing as a form of prayer, writing for healing and discernment, and writing to share...

Sep 30
Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat

09/30/2019 - 10/03/2019

The Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreats for Ministers and Spouses provide a relaxed atmosphere and confidential setting for healing and encouragement to ministers and their families who have experienced termination, or for those in conflicts possibly leading to termination.

Oct 01
In Life and in Death: Helping in End-of-Life Issues and Challenges

10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019

Online Course

This course will examine the hard choices and issues related to critical illness and end-of-life situations. Participants will gain understanding of the challenges and issues faced during health crises and find ways to minister and help those facing...

Oct 17
Spirituality, Spirits, and the Holy Spirit

10/17/2019 - 10/20/2019

Join Dr. Martha Moore-Keish for this course exploring a variety of Christian perspectives on the Holy Spirit through history and in contemporary contexts.

Jan 06
Christian Education in the Smaller Church

01/06/2020 - 02/07/2020

In this course participants will explore together the realities, challenges, and joys of providing Christian education in the smaller church context.

Jan 27
Colloquy for Women of Color (Pastoral Excellence Program)

01/27/2020 - 01/29/2020

This colloquy  is for clergy leaders who are women of color. Participants will explore and share experiences in mediating dynamics of ethnicity, race, and gender in their work as pastoral leaders and how these experiences influence their self-identity as clergy in...

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