Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

Dec 15
Tell Me Your Story and I’ll Know Why I Should Come to Your Church (Thompson Scholars 2019)

12/15/2018

This year’s Thompson Scholars Program features Ralph Watkins and Terence Lester. Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2018. Read more about the program here and apply to be a part of this interactive seminar focusing on the power of...

Jan 14
The Coaching Institute at the Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS)

01/14/2019 - 01/18/2019

This is an application-based limited enrollment opportunity that leads to the completion of rigorous, proven coaching program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For information about the Coaching Institute at the Center for Lifelong Learning (TCI@CLL), click here.

Jan 24
Enneagram: Personality and Spirituality

01/24/2019 - 01/26/2019

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Sandra C. Smith leads this workshop designed to help you understand your Enneagram personality style, the nuances and complexities that serve as barriers to our hearts. This helps waken us to live with the possibility...

Jan 29
Welcoming Our Transgender and Non-Binary Neighbors

01/29/2019 - 01/31/2019

Transgender and non-binary people are coming out at higher rates than ever before. This engaging and highly interactive seminar is for all religious professionals and lay people who are wanting to make their churches or programs more trans friendly. ...

Feb 01
The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation

02/01/2019 - 03/04/2019

Online Course

Using the book by Woody Jenkins by the same title, this course will focus on helping clergy and laypersons explore the challenges of pastoral leadership in a dying congregation. Author and instructor Jenkins will share his own wisdom...

Feb 04
2019 Alumni Reunion

02/04/2019 - 02/06/2019

 

Save the Date! ALUMNI REUNION February 4-6, 2019

Feb 04
Creation and Connection: An Introduction to Celtic Christian Spirituality

02/04/2019 - 03/15/2019

Online Course/ Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Join Art Wright for this class exploring the rich traditions of Celtic Christian spirituality throughout the ages. See how these traditions led people to encounter God in their historical contexts, and consider what...

Feb 07
Migration and Border Crossings

02/07/2019 - 02/09/2019

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,...

Feb 11
Colloquy for Clergy in Rural Church Contexts Spring Session

02/11/2019 - 02/13/2019

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 14
Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

02/14/2019 - 02/17/2019

This is the Spirituality Program’s foundational retreat, introducing participants to classic Christian spiritual practices and understandings. The weekend includes plenary and prayer sessions, and personal reflection. This retreat is open to anyone seeking a closer relationship with God.

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...

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...

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 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

Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2018 for this year’s Thompson Scholars Program, featuring Ralph Watkins and Terence Lester.

This interactive seminar focusing on the power of telling the story of your congregation, faith community...

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

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...

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