Each year, Columbia’s community includes more than 700 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
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05/20/2019 - 05/22/2019
The Leadership in Ministry Workshop at Portland is a twice-a-year peer-based clergy leadership development program meeting at the Collins Retreat Center. Each annual workshop meets for two sessions (spring and fall).
08/01/2019 - 08/30/2019
This five-week online course will introduce participants to current research and writings on children’s faith and spiritual development
08/05/2019 - 08/07/2019
The 2019-2020 PW/Horizons Bible study, Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments takes readers on an in-depth journey through this foundational text for our family of faith. Focusing on Exodus 20:1-17, along with Deuteronomy 5:1-21, the nine sessions...
08/12/2019 - 08/14/2019
This course will focus on the “Holy Ideas” and “Holy Virtues” of the Enneagram System and its invitation to explore the journey to our deeper selves. The course is intended for those with a working knowledge of the Enneagram...
08/19/2019 - 08/21/2019
This colloquy is for clergy leaders who are women of color. Participants will explore and share experiences in mediating dynamics of ethnicity, race, and gender in their work as pastoral leaders and how these experiences influence their self-identity as clergy in...