Journeying Together

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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.


Montreat: A Place of Spiritual Awakening

About Columbia
The Montreat Conference Center in Montreat NC serves as a place of spiritual awakening for many of the CLL's Certificate in Spiritual Formation courses hosted there each year.   This post is a written reflection of participant Martha Jane Petersen's experiences during her time in the 2018 course, I Have Room for  Second... + Read More
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Nine Things I Learned About Leadership (So Far)

About Columbia
One axiom about vocations is that it takes about three years to learn a job and about four and a half years to get competent at it. It's something I tell seminarians as a caution about the complex work of ministry, accompanied with the admonition that "It's too soon to quit" during those challenging first years of their first call... + Read More
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Do Young People Want Church to be a Safe Place?

About Columbia
What does it mean for youth ministry to provide a “safe” space for our young people in the church? Recently, I had a young person tell me that they wanted parents and committee’s and church members to stop saying that the goal of youth ministry was to create a safe place for the youth. Is that really what the youth... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Oct 17
Spirituality, Spirits, and the Holy Spirit


Join Dr. Martha Moore-Keish for this course exploring a variety of Christian perspectives on the Holy Spirit through...

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


Applications are due by December 13, 2019 for the 2020 Thompson Scholar seminar. The seminar will explor...

Jan 06
Christian Education in the Smaller Church


In this course...

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


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 a...

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


This course invites participants to engage deeply with the books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther with an eye toward...

Jan 27
Theological Reflection and Older Adult Ministry: New Online Format!


This ONLINE course will explore theological doctrines and concepts pertinent to older adult ministry. Using Scriptur...

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