Lifelong Learning

Each year, Columbia’s community includes more than 2,000 people who take courses and attend special events offered on campus and in other locations worldwide through the Center for Lifelong Learning.

Lifelong Learning

For church professionals and lay people, Columbia’s Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-degree courses and events—opportunities to learn with and from others for faithful discipleship. Led by top-notch seminary 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.

COURSES AND EVENTS
COURSES AND EVENTS
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS
POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM
SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM
PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

Upcoming lifelong learning events

Event Feed

Jan 23
Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy: Session II

01/23/2017 - 01/25/2017

A Pastoral Excellence Program

It is designed for mid-career clergy (15 to 25 years into full time ministry) seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation or to reflect on their vocational experience, and assess their current abilities.

Jan 26
History of Western Christian Spirituality

01/26/2017 - 01/29/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

In this course, led by Catherine Gonzalez, we will study three historic periods in Christianity, and will then consider what is helpful at the present time.

Feb 06
Developing Lay Leaders

02/06/2017 - 02/08/2017

In this course, led by Dr. Eugenia Freiburger, nationally-recognized expert in lay mobilization, participants will learn ways and means for developing and mobilizing lay leaders in the congregation. Learn how your church can develop persons within congregations for leadership roles...

Feb 09
Spirituality of Marginality

02/09/2017 - 02/12/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

This weekend seminar will explore expressions of spirituality emerging from the Asian North American ecclesial communities that have largely been shaped by experiences of marginality, the sense of living in-between two worlds or existing on...

Feb 13
Seven Concepts That Will Change Your Teaching

02/13/2017 - 02/15/2017

This program is for congregational educators—lay teachers, pastors, teaching and program staff who want to be more effective in their teaching. This is a 3 day educational workshop for development in the area of teaching and learning in the congregational context.

Feb 19
Illuminating the Text

02/19/2017 - 02/22/2017

Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Led by Anne Laird Jones, at Montreat Conference Center, we will explore the St. John’s Bible, a work of art that unites a medieval Benedictine tradition with modern technology, illuminating the Word of God!

Feb 26
Articulating Our Mission, Role, and Value

02/26/2017 - 03/01/2017

Compass Points Certificate Course

SAVE THE DATES! Spring Compass Points courses will be hosted at Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center, York, SC.

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