The seminary remains closed for on-campus instruction through June 30, 2021. Please check scheduled courses for information about dates, location and format. Most courses will be offered online or rescheduled.
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
The Role of the Minister in a Dying Congregation (Online)
01/04/2021 - 01/29/2021
This course will focus on helping clergy and laypersons explore the challenges of pastoral leadership in a dying congregation. Instructor Mandy Egland Cole will share her wisdom gained from her own personal experience and journey in leading a congregation...
Colloquy for Mid-Career Clergy
01/04/2021 - 01/07/2021
CANCELLED This Colloquy is designed for mid-career clergy (15-25 years in full-time ministry) who seek to participate in formative conversations to reflect on their vocation and call at this stage of their career.
Wisdom of the Christian Mystics (Online)
01/04/2021 - 01/29/2021
Mystics through the ages are remembered for their love of God and whole-hearted approach to living the Gospel in their daily lives. Our emphasis will be on their timeless wisdom and how it helps us to live today. Carl...
The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS)
01/11/2021 - 01/14/2021
TCI@CTS is an application-based program that follows a rigorous, proven coaching program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For complete information and a link to the application for TCI@CTS visit https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/certificate-programs/coaching-institute/.
Presbyterian Polity (Presbytery of the Wabash Valley Ruling Elder Training Program) Online
01/18/2021 - 02/26/2021
This course is limited to members of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley. Its focus is on Presbyterian Polity.