Events

All Upcoming Events at CTS

Jul 01
Certificate in Spiritual Direction Application

07/01/2019 - 06/01/2020

This is the Application for the 2020-2022 Cohort of the Certificate in Spiritual Direction program, a 2.5-year formation and training program for persons who discern a call to the ministry of spiritual direction.

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 05
Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments (2019-20 Horizon Bible Study Leader Seminar)

08/05/2019 - 08/07/2019

The 2019-2020 PW/Horizons Bible study, Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments takes readers on an in-depth journey through this foundational text for our family of faith. Focusing on Exodus 20:1-17, along with Deuteronomy 5:1-21, the nine sessions...

Aug 12
Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram

08/12/2019 - 08/14/2019

This course will focus on the “Holy Ideas” and “Holy Virtues” of the Enneagram System and its invitation to explore the journey to our deeper selves. The course is intended for those with a working knowledge of the Enneagram...

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 09
Colloquy for Early Call Clergy (CTS Alumni)

09/09/2019 - 09/11/2019

Applications accepted now for this program designed for CTS alumni in their early call (three to seven years into full time ministry) who are seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation, to reflect...

Sep 16
Leadership in Ministry Portland

09/16/2019 - 09/18/2019

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).

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 23
Leadership in Ministry Workshop B Lynchburg

09/23/2019 - 09/25/2019

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).

Sep 23
Guthrie Scholars 2019

09/23/2019 - 09/27/2019

The Guthrie Scholars Program is a learning opportunity offered in the fall on an application basis. For additional information, including a link to the application, see https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/postgraduate-programs/guthrie-scholars/

Sep 25
Mentor Coaching (TCI@CTS) Online

09/25/2019 - 12/31/2019

Mentor Coaching includes 10 hours of coach training and is open to coach training students who have completed or are enrolled in their initial ICF-approved ACC ACSTH coach training. Each participant must be coaching at least 2 clients through...

Sep 28
Desert Spiritualities of the Southwest Pilgrimage

09/28/2019 - 10/10/2019

Pilgrimage is one of the oldest and most important spiritual disciplines. This pilgrimage will explore the Desert Southwest of northern New Mexico and engage many of the diverse spiritual communities that settled there.

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
Leadership in Ministry Boston

09/30/2019 - 10/02/2019

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).

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 (Online)

10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019

This online 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 critical...

Oct 07
Leadership in Ministry Kansas City

10/07/2019 - 10/09/2019

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).

Oct 07
Discover Columbia

10/07/2019 - 10/08/2019

October 7-8, 2019

Come and experience what seminary could mean for you!

Oct 14
Leadership in Ministry A Lynchburg

10/14/2019 - 10/16/2019

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)

Oct 15
Growing Into Tomorrow…Today (Board of Pensions Retirement Planning Seminar)

10/15/2019 - 10/16/2019

Planning for retirement can be challenging. This free-two-day seminar is for members of the PCUSA Board of Pensions and their guests who are planning to retire within the next fifteen years. Registration for this seminar will open in July 2019....

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.

Oct 17
Getting In Shape Fiscally (PCUSA Board of Pensions Financial Planning Seminar)

10/17/2019

The Board of Pensions Education team offers this a one-day seminar for seminarians, plan members, and their guests, to help you get — and stay — fiscally fit. Registration for this seminar will open in the summer of 2019. For...

Oct 20
Discernment in Spiritual Direction

10/20/2019 - 10/25/2019

This seminar explores the art and gift of Christian Discernment in the context of individual spiritual direction. This is the third residency for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction; enrollment is limited to those accepted into the program through application....

Oct 20
SAVE THE DATE! To Count Our Days: To Celebrate Our Stories

10/20/2019

Join us for TO COUNT OUR DAYS: TO CELEBRATE OUR STORIES at the Robert Mills House in Columbia, South Carolina!

Nov 04
An Introduction to the New Testament (Online)

11/04/2019 - 12/13/2019

This is an online six-week survey course on the New Testament. The goal of this course is: 1. To gain an understanding of the New Testament content and its interpretation 2. To gain appreciation and knowledge of the biblical...

Nov 05
Big Ideas in Youth Ministry Conference: Fearless Dialogues

11/05/2019 - 11/07/2019

Looking for a conference where you can explore the hard questions in youth ministry, learn how to foster fearless dialogues and connect with colleagues engaged in this challenging, rewarding work? 

Nov 07
Discover Columbia

11/07/2019 - 10/08/2019

November 7-8, 2019

Come and experience what seminary could mean for you!

Nov 11
Leadership in Ministry Atlanta

11/11/2019 - 11/13/2019

The Leadership in Ministry Workshops at 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).   

Nov 15
Fusion Retreat

11/15/2019 - 11/16/2019

This retreat offers spiritual practice, creative arts, personal reflection and conversation to look gently within. Armandee Drew and Julie Rogers-Martin guide this retreat to deepen the spiritual quest and self-understanding.

Dec 13
The Disciple-Making Church: To Grow the Future We Visit the Past (Thompson Scholars 2020)

12/13/2019

Applications are due by December 13, 2019 for the 2020 Thompson Scholar seminar. The seminar will explore the concept of “the disciple-making church,” and what it means to develop mature disciples of Jesus Christ who make a real difference...

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 13
Teaching and Preaching the “Forgotten” Books of the Bible (Online)

01/13/2020 - 02/21/2020

This course invites participants to engage deeply with the books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther with an eye toward both the ancient context and the contemporary relevance as they develop strategies for teaching and preaching...

Jan 13
The Coaching Institute at the Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS)

01/13/2020 - 01/17/2020

TCI@CTS is a rigorous six-month program comprised of a week of residential training and thirteen teleclasses accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For complete information and link to apply, visit https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/certificate-programs/coaching-institute/.

Jan 27
Colloquy for Women of Color

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...

Feb 24
Readings in Spiritual Classics: Four Saints, Four Centuries (Online)

02/24/2020 - 03/27/2020

Sharol Hayner leads this 4-week dialogue with saints from four centuries who point us to a deeper life in Christ. The course is based on the writings of Teresa of Avila, Frances de Sales, William Law and Mother Teresa.  

Feb 27
Discover Columbia

02/27/2020 - 02/28/2020

February 27-28, 2020

Come and experience what seminary could mean for you!

Mar 09
Teaching Spiritual Formation in the Congregation

03/09/2020 - 03/13/2020

Jane Vennard teaches how to invite and lead spiritual disciplines in congregational settings. The course is practical and experiential, taught by a master teacher who embodies what she espouses.

Mar 22
Spiritual Direction, Discerned Action, and Social Transformation

03/22/2020 - 03/27/2020

This seminar explores living with questions and making faithful choices in the complexity of life. This is a residency in the Certificate in Spiritual Direction; enrollment is limited to those accepted into the program through application.  Thank you for...

Apr 13
Storytelling as Tool for Change (Online)

04/13/2020 - 05/22/2020

This online course will discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) on faith communities and how storytelling can be a foundational tool for social innovation and transformative learning in congregational educational ministry, thus fostering systems change in light...

Apr 16
Between Nothing and Everything: The Gospel of Love according to Julian of Norwich

04/16/2020 - 04/19/2020

Join poet and scholar, Mark Burrows, for this course exploring the remarkable vision and writings of Julian of Norwich; a vision of the immensity of divine generosity and the radical call of compassion it places on us.

Apr 21
The Disciple-Making Church: To Grow the Future We Visit the Past (Thompson Scholars 2020)

04/21/2020 - 04/24/2020

Applications are due by December 13, 2019 for the 2020 Thompson Scholar seminar. The seminar will explore the concept of “the disciple-making church,” and what it means to develop mature disciples of Jesus Christ who make a real difference...

Apr 27
Theological Reflection in Older Adulthood

04/27/2020 - 04/29/2020

This course will explore theological doctrines and concepts pertinent to older adult ministry. Using Scripture, creeds and confessions and other reading, participants will explore how to facilitate theological reflection among older adults.

Apr 27
Beside Still Waters—A Contemplative Retreat

04/27/2020 - 05/01/2020

Join us for this contemplative retreat and lean into the opportunity to “be still and know.” Practical by design, the retreat may be a valuable for those discerning new directions, or simply desiring greater connection with God, themselves and...

Apr 29
Spiritual Formation and Older Adults

04/29/2020 - 05/01/2020

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...

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