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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
February 15 is the last day to submit your application for Evangelism and Social Justice.