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COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY EXISTS TO EDUCATE AND NURTURE FAITHFUL, IMAGINATIVE, AND EFFECTIVE LEADERS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD.

Explore our degree programs and other learning opportunities for those who want to become pastors or congregational leaders, work in non-profits, or teach future church leaders.  We also offer a robust schedule of courses for anyone who wants non-degree, Biblically-grounded lifelong learning, either in-person or online.

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Mar 01
Conflict Transformation (Online)

03/01/2021

In this study  participants will explore a workable approach to conflict via the framework of conflict transformation, as opposed to “conflict resolution.” 

Mar 01
The Return of the Prodigal (Online)

03/01/2021

A five week interactive course of study of Henri Nouwen’s most popular work on the Rembrandt painting of the Return of the Prodigal.

Mar 08
Leadership in Ministry: Atlanta

03/08/2021

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Atlanta is a twice a year, peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. . The spring session features webinars, online group...

Mar 22
The Disciple-Making Church: To Grow the Future We Visit the Past (Thompson Scholars 2021)

03/22/2021

This course has been cancelled. 

Now open for general registration instead of an application, 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 05
“Deep calls to Deep”: The Psalms in Transformative Dialogue (An Online Retreat)

04/05/2021

Explore the spiritual depths of the Psalms with Bill Brown.  Join us and listen to the ancient and diverse voices in the Psalter. A course in the Certificate in Spiritual Formation.

Apr 11
The Church and People with Intellectual Disabilities (ONLINE)

04/11/2021

This course will equip ministry leaders to adapt congregational practices to value relationships with people with intellectual disabilities. A survey of age-stage considerations will prepare participants to better assess and responds to current and emerging needs in their own...

Apr 12
Leadership in Ministry: Kansas City

04/12/2021

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Kansas City is a twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The spring session features webinars, online coaching groups, and individual...

Apr 19
Leadership in Ministry: Lynchburg, VA

04/19/2021

The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Lynchburg VA is a twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Program of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The spring session features webinars, online coaching groups, and...

Apr 21
Come See Columbia Day

04/21/2021

Join Columbia Friendship Circle, a mission of the PW of the Synod of South Atlantic and Synod of Living Waters, for an on-campus day of worship, lessons, tours, good food and fellowship. Meet the scholarship winners, other CFC participants, and...

May 03
Understanding Congregations (online)

05/03/2021

This course is part of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley Ruling Elder program open to members of that presbytery.  Special attention will be given to the nature of congregations as a particular model of the Church. 

May 10
Leadership in Ministry: Boston

05/10/2021

The Leadership in Ministry Workshops at Boston is a twice-a-year, peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Program of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The spring session features webinars, online coaching groups, and individual coaching sessions.

May 17
Leadership in Ministry: Portland

05/17/2021

The Leadership in Ministry Workshops at Portland is a twice-a-year, peer-based clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong Learning. The spring session features webinars, online coaching groups and individual coaching sessions. 

May 17
Sharing Our Stories: Tools for Renewing the Body of Christ (ONLINE)

05/17/2021

Participants in this four-week online course will practice together the power of storytelling as a process to unite communities around our shared experiences of the pandemic and our shared experiences of the biblical story.

Aug 30
Christian Education in the Smaller Church (Online)

08/30/2021

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

Oct 04
12 Days to Becoming a Better Christian Teacher ONLINE

10/04/2021

Through this 12-day interactive self-directed study, teachers and Christian educators will acquire knowledge and skills to become better teachers. Each daily session takes 60 to 90 minutes. For Christian educators and teachers.  

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