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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Certificate in Spiritual Direction
The program of study is designed for individuals who discern a call to the ministry of Spiritual Direction. Applications for the 2018-2020 cohort will be accepted until June 1, 2018.
Applications for the Colloquy for Latino/a Clergy September 17-19, 2018 and February 18-20, 2019 are due July 15, 2018.
Apply now to be apart of this Colloquy for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation,...
Applications for the Colloquy for Rural Church Clergy August 6-8, 2018 and February 11-13, 2019 are due July 15, 2018.
Apply now to be apart of this Colloquy for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative...
07/26/2018 - 07/29/2018
Certificate in Spiritual Formation
J. Marshall Jenkins leads this class that explores biblical spirituality as a resource for people of faith experiencing emotional pain.
09/10/2018 - 10/06/2018
Certificate in Spiritual Formation Online Course
Carl McColman leads this class focused on ordinary habits and practices that can nurture faith and spiritual growth. The class will look at ‘liturgy’ for personal use with an eye toward sharing n...