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For church professionals and lay people, The Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events – opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship. Led by top-notch faculty, our offerings are biblically and theologically grounded, with a practical focus to help participants identify and address specific, real-life needs. At the same time, we see lifelong learning as recreation – time to step out of life’s busy routines and experience renewal of mind, spirit, body, and emotion. We hope you will browse through our website to find out more about opportunities that are available for you.


Intelligent People

About Columbia
I met a rare kind of person last week. He was what I’ll describe as a genuinely intelligent person. There are plenty of smart or knowledgeable people around, and given that I spend a lot of time around “academic types” I run into a lot of them from all fields. But there’s a difference between being merely smart, and... + Read More
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Thinking Changes Things

About Columbia
In October 1929, the U.S. Stock Market crashed. Investors lost billions of dollars; were drained of their sense of invincibility; and confronted with the limits of industrialization and human power. This unprecedented event set in motion the Great Depression—a deep and sustained economic downturn that held the world in its grip... + Read More
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Something We Urgently Need to Improve Upon, and One Way to Do So

About Columbia
Listening. We urgently need to improve our listening. Or, more precisely, at knowing how we’re listening (or not), and how to shift listening “channels.”   Sure, we’re not so bad at hearing and receiving communication, taking in information, and doing the intuitive, heuristic work of... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Sep 01
TCI@CTS Mentor Coaching (Fall 2021) (online)


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...

Sep 13
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Fall Session


The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Portland is a twice a year, peer-based clergy leadership development program ...

Sep 20
Leadership in Ministry: Lynchburg Fall Session


The Leadership in Ministry workshop in Lynchburg is a twice a year, peer-based clergy leadership development program...

Oct 04
12 Days to Becoming a Better Christian Teacher (online)


Oct 14
Ensouling our Lives: The Gospel of Love according to Julian of Norwich


Dr. Mark S. Burrows leads this retreat that will explore passages from Julian’s Showings. Our aim is to make sense of her profoundly Pauline not...

Jan 10
Seeking God: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life (online)


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 ne...

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