All Upcoming Events at CTS

Jan 03
The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS 2023Cohort)

01/03/2023 - 07/06/2023

TCI@CTS is an application-based limited enrollment opportunity that follows a rigorous, proven coaching program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For complete information about the Coaching Institute at the Center for Lifelong Learning (TCI@CLL), visit

Jan 09
Seeking God: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

01/09/2023 - 02/06/2023

This four-week online retreat is for anyone seeking to cultivate a more meaningful life with God. It may also be helpful for those exploring new directions and callings. With: Carl McColman, Deedra Rich and CTS faculty. 

Jan 23
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults ONLINE (Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course)

01/23/2023 - 02/24/2023

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. This course will explore learning styles, examine effective teaching methods, experience current teaching-learning...

Jan 23
Understanding the New Testament Presbytery of the Wabash Valley (online)

01/23/2023 - 03/03/2023

This course is part of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley Ruling Elder program open to members of that presbytery.  Participants will gain an understanding of the New Testament and its interpretation and an appreciation and knowledge of the biblical text to inform and...

Feb 06
The Preacher and the Poet

02/06/2023 - 03/24/2023

This six-week, online course explores preaching as an act of poetic and prophetic imagination. Participants will consider the poet’s art and craft as a resource, a hermeneutic, and a set of Christian practices for preaching in a postmodern world.

Feb 27
Thomas Merton, Spiritual Guide: An Introduction to Merton through his Writings (Online) 

02/27/2023 - 03/24/2023

This course is an introduction to Merton and his writings.  Carl McColman will guide this exploration with an eye to how the writings might speak to current times and invite a deepening spiritual life. 

Mar 06
Spiritual Formation and Older Adults ONLINE (Older Adult Ministry Certificate Program)

03/06/2023 - 04/14/2023

The last third of life presents some of life’s richest spiritual, theological and ethical challenges. This course will explore how congregations and other communities of faith can engage in conversations and practices that will allow them to actively nurture...

Apr 13
Meister Eckhart as a Guide for the Perplexed in Our Times 

04/13/2023 - 04/16/2023

In this course, Mark Burrows invites participants to explore the sources of Eckhart’s wisdom, drawing upon selections from his sermons and writings together with poems inspired by these texts. Come for an immersion in startlement and wonder.  

Apr 16
Spiritual Direction in Context

04/16/2023 - 04/21/2023

This seminar will explore and practice the basic tenets of spiritual direction – presence, deep listening, and discernment. This is the first residency for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction; enrollment is limited to those accepted to the program through...

Apr 17
Grieving Well When the List of Losses is So Long (Online)

04/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

From pandemic to climate crisis to war to racialized violence, there is a growing list of compounded losses in need of grieving well. This course will introduce current grief theory and practices to support grieving well, taking account of...

Apr 25
Seeing the Future of the African American Church in the Rainbow: The Birth of a Movement (Thompson Scholars 2022)

04/25/2023 - 04/28/2023

The data is clear, the next generation seeks a church ​that doesn’t limit its liberation theology. This gathering of faith leaders from the African American community will consider the future of the African American Church ​and how it can become a ​more inclusive ​faith community...

May 01
Unforced Rhythms of Grace (A Contemplative Retreat)

05/01/2023 - 05/05/2023

Step away from your hectic schedule in exchange for rest in the unforced rhythms of grace. You’re invited to explore the power of stillness, silence, grace, and monastic life during this contemplative retreat.