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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.


I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body: An Appreciation

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When I look back at my theological development, the guides and teachers I continue to be grateful for are more likely to be rooted in spirituality than systematic theology, more in poetry, nature, and music than sermons or formal instruction. One of the first inspirations for the progressive, poetic Christology I longed to find... + Read More
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Valuing our Kinfolk with Disabilities: Legislation and Heart Transformation

About Columbia
Years ago, in a disability studies class, I read Joseph Shapiro’s No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. This book gave me a sense of the history of the movement for disability rights in the United States – a powerful narrative of struggle, creativity, and resourcefulness that I... + Read More
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There are many factors that influence Christian education programming in congregations. Two of those factors are staff leadership and church size. While we may desire otherwise the fact is that congregations are highly dependent on program staff for leadership, development, and the effectiveness of educational programs. And... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Jan 11
The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS)


TCI@CTS is an application-based program that follows a rigorous, proven coaching program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For complete information and a link to the application for...

Feb 01
Contemplation and Compassion: Engaging Two Aspects of the Spiritual Life


Examine the prayerful and active dimensions of the spiritual life in this four-week online class. The course will en...

Feb 15
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 new d...

Feb 20
The Sense of Wonder: An Online Day Retreat


Mark Burrows invites us to open to the sense of wonder as we explore the work of poets, theologians, mystics and artists bearing witness to the My...

Mar 01
Conflict Transformation (Online)



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


Now open for general registration instead of an application, the seminar will explore the concept of “the disciple-making church,” and what it...

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