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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.

 

Creativity As A Catalyst of Healing

About Columbia
There was a time when knowledge was the driving force to my faith journey. I desperately desired to understand more about Christ and needed the “right” answers. I became a committed student to figure out the areas of Scripture that didn’t make sense. I joined Bible studies. Dutifully read my devotions. I... + Read More
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A Call to Community from Dr. King

About Columbia
At the end of the year 1967 the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) decided that it was time to launch the Poor People’s Campaign. This was an effort at launching a broad movement across axes of race, gender, and class that focused on alleviating poverty. Prior to the SCLC launching the Poor People’s Campaign,... + Read More
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Clergy Colloquies to Help Get You Out of Your Rut

About Columbia
It's worth confessing: most of us, at some point, settle into a comfortable professional routine (a rut, really) that intersects with the achievement of a certain level of competence and the expectations placed on us about the job. Once we learn the job (it takes about 3.4 years to get "competent") and find efficient (if not effective)... + Read More
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Upcoming journeying together courses

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Apr 16
Between Nothing and Everything: The Gospel of Love according to Julian of Norwich

04/16/2020

Join poet and scholar, Mark Burrows, for this course exploring the remarkable vision and writings of Julian of Norwich; a vision of the immensity ...

Apr 19
Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

04/19/2020

This course is for those seeking to cultivate a more meaningful life with the triune God. Classic spiritual practices and biblical spirituality wi...

Apr 27
Beside Still Waters—A Contemplative Retreat

04/27/2020

Join us for this contemplative retreat and lean into the opportunity to “be still and know.” Practical by design, the retreat may be a valuabl...

Jul 16
The Humility of Christ: Power and Love in the Dance of Paradox

07/16/2020

Join Marjorie Thompson for this timely course exploring God’s nature through the humility of Christ. We will dive deeply into the non-dual water...

Sep 09
Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy

09/09/2020

This Colloquy is designed for mid-career clergy (15-25 years in full-time ministry) who seek to participate in formative conversations to reflect ...

Sep 14
Colloquy for Women of Color

09/14/2020

This colloquy is for women of color who are leaders in their faith community: chaplains, pastors, deacons, evangelists, ministers and program dire...

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