All in-person participants attending lifelong learning courses are required to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination if requested. The seminary regularly evaluates local risk factors, including mask requirements. Masks are always welcome whether they are required or not.
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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
The Coaching Institute at Columbia Theological Seminary (TCI@CTS 2023Cohort)
01/03/2023 - 07/06/2023
TCI@CTS is an application-based limited enrollment opportunity that follows a rigorous, proven coaching program accredited by the International Coaching Federation. For complete information about the Coaching Institute at the Center for Lifelong Learning (TCI@CLL), visit https://www.ctsnet.edu/lifelong-learning/certificate-programs/coaching-institute/.
Seeking God: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life
01/09/2023 - 02/06/2023
CANCELLED: This four-week online retreat is for anyone seeking to cultivate a more meaningful life with God. It may also be helpful for those exploring new directions and callings. With: Carl McColman, Deedra Rich and CTS faculty.
Teaching for Transformation with Older Adults ONLINE (Older Adult Ministry Certificate Course)
01/23/2023 - 02/24/2023
Teaching and learning methods that enhance engagement in, and ownership of, the learning process are as important for older adults as they are for all ages. This course will explore learning styles, examine effective teaching methods, experience current teaching-learning...
Understanding the New Testament Presbytery of the Wabash Valley (online)
01/23/2023 - 03/03/2023
This course is part of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley Ruling Elder program open to members of that presbytery. Participants will gain an understanding of the New Testament and its interpretation and an appreciation and knowledge of the biblical text to inform and...
The Preacher and the Poet
02/06/2023 - 03/24/2023
Registration Closed: This six-week, online course explores preaching as an act of poetic and prophetic imagination. Participants will consider the poet’s art and craft as a resource, a hermeneutic, and a set of Christian practices for preaching in a...