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.


See, Seize and Recognize Opportunities for Kindness

About Columbia
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10)

What to do, when to do it

If you read or listen to the passage too quickly, your ear or eye will place the emphasis on the command to “do good to... + Read More
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Why Leaders Fail

About Columbia
February 11, 2019—Decades of leadership studies have produced well over 50,000 books with ‘leadership’ in their title but almost none on leadership failure. Adrian Furman called this “the elephant in the boardroom.”(1) Furnham noted that “more leaders fail and derail than become successes. Yet the emphasis in the... + Read More
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Racial Profiling: This is us, but it doesn’t have to be

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In 2008, a new social networking service hit the shelves of app stores: NextDoor. For the longest time, I avoided the service. At that time, I had Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. I did not need yet another service on which to waste time. Last year, after moving to a new neighborhood, and deleting most of my... + Read More
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Colloquy Opportunity for Early Call CTS Alumni Now Open!

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  Applications for the 2019-2020 Colloquy for Early Call Clergy for CTS alumni are now open!   As part of the Colloquy for Clergy series, this experience is for CTS alumni in ministry who are five to seven years into their + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Mar 11
Leadership in Ministry Kansas City Session I


The Leadership in Ministry Workshops are an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program a...

Apr 29
Money and Your Ministry


Online Course Using the current book by Margaret Marcuson by the same title, this course will focus on helping participants interpret...

May 12
Discerning Forgiveness


Marjorie Thompson guides this class in a deep conversation exploring forgiveness in the Christian life. The class will discuss several interpretat...

May 13
Leadership in Ministry Boston Session I


The Leadership in Ministry workshops are an on-going twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program ...

May 20
Leadership in Ministry: Portland Session I


The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Portland is a twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Collins Retreat...

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


The 2019-2020 PW/Horizons Bible study, Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments takes readers on an in-dept...

Aug 19
Colloquy for Women of Color (Pastoral Excellence Program)


This colloquy<...

Sep 28
Desert Spiritualities of the Southwest Pilgrimage


Pilgrimage is one of the oldest and most important spiritual disciplines. This pilgrimage will explore the Desert Southwest of northern New Mexico...

Sep 30
Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreat


The Healthy Transitions Wellness Retreats for Ministers and Spouses provide a rela...

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