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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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Upcoming lifelong learning courses
Leadership in Ministry (Online)
02/01/2022 - 05/31/2022
The Leadership in Ministry Online program is new addition to the long-running Leadership in Ministry workshops. This program is a twice-a-year, peer-based, clergy leadership development program and is part of the Pastoral Excellence Programs of the Center for Lifelong...
Colloquium Registration Opens
Registration for Colloquium 2022 will open. Link and additional information will be posted soon.
Colloquy for Young Black Church Clergy
02/07/2022 - 02/09/2022
This event has been cancelled.
This rich peer learning experience offers an opportunity to explore how young Black Church Clergy can be more effective leaders in the changing realities of ministry today.
Understanding Congregations: A Systems Perspective
02/14/2022 - 03/18/2022
This course is a five-week study on understanding the dynamics of congregations. Using the text, The Hidden Lives of Congregations: Understanding Church Dynamics, by Israel Galindo, participants will gain insights into the dynamics that impact many facts of congregational...
The Life of Christ in Art and Poetry (online)
03/07/2022 - 04/08/2022
This five-week course presents the life of Christ in poetry and art. You are invited to read and reflect on contemporary poetic and visual interpretations of Gospel passages. Imaginative and artistic reflections will be encouraged.