Online Education

Columbia Theological Seminary and the Center for Lifelong Learning offer opportunities for learning and growth through online education. 

The online experience offers high interaction with instructors and peers, and the flexibility to meet the schedules and myriad needs of the participants. Benefits of online learning include:

Engaging dialogue with diverse groups of people and experienced instructors

Quality learning at an affordable price

Ability to participate from anywhere with internet access.

Students

Students currently enrolled in CTS degree programs, and other degree-seeking students, can take advantage of a variety of courses on campus, online, and in various hybrid classes. These formats offer expanded options for quality learning experiences. Check out our Academic Catalog to explore all the options available for degree students.

Lifelong Learners

Clergy and other church leaders can participate in a wide array of non-credit online courses through the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL). Online learning with CLL nourishes and enriches the lives and ministries of people around the world. (CEUs are available.) See the list of courses below for more details. 

Our online courses have enjoyed participants in Canada and Australia as well as most parts of the United States. Join us!

Upcoming Online Courses

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Jul 16
The Humility of Christ: Power and Love in the Dance of Paradox

07/16/2020

Join Marjorie Thompson for this timely course exploring God’s nature through the humility of Christ. We will dive deeply into the non-dual waters of paradox that characterize spiritual truth.

Aug 03
10 Best Parenting Ways to Ruin Your Child (online)

08/03/2020

A parenting course of a different kind for courageous parents. Based on the best-selling 10 Best Parenting Ways to Ruin Your Child, this course will help parents explore ten common parenting behaviors detrimental to the parent-child relationship, and ways to change...

Aug 03
Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament (2020-21 PW/Horizons Bible Study Seminar) Online

08/03/2020

The 2020-2021 PW/Horizons Bible Study invites us to explore and reclaim the practice of lament in prayer and worship. This seminar, led by study author and artist P. Lynn Miller and Dee Koza will prepare participants to lead the...

Aug 03
Thriving as a Church Ministry Associate (online)

08/03/2020

This five-week online course will focus on the role and function of the pastoral associate staff in the congregational context. 

Aug 03
Call to the Center: A Contemplative Prayer Experience (Online)

08/03/2020

In this five-week course you are invited to meditate on selected texts within the Gospel of Matthew while engaging “a simple form of prayer from the heart.” The texts call us to a deeper union with God through prayer...

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Still curious?  Check out these articles about the online learning experiences of others:

Learning Together Apart: The Case For Online Learning

The Power Of Written Conversation by Sharol Hayner, DMin ’17

You may also read up on the latest news about how we are going our online opportunities:

Wabash Grant For Design Of Classroom And Online Teaching Methods

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