Colloquy for Clergy

Clergy face challenges, both personal and professional, that are unique to their context and vocational trajectory. The Colloquy for Clergy Series provides opportunity for reflection on practice with peers and peer mentors for discernment and renewal. 

Who should attend

This application-based program is designed for clergy who are seeking to participate in a professional formative conversation, or to reflect on their vocational experience and assess their ability to meet the leadership demands/needs of their organization. Attention will be given to addressing common experiences and issues of clergy cohorts: facing either a normative or unanticipated ministry challenges, career transition, standing at a vocational crossroads of some sort, engaging in reflective self-assessment, and finding support among peers.

Upcoming Colloquies

The colloquies for 2018-2019 are the Colloquy for Latino/a Clergy and the Colloquy for Clergy in Rural Church Contexts. Application is limited at the colloquies. Please apply early.


Dates and Costs

Check the programs listing page for dates. Participants must commit to attending both sessions of the colloquy. 

The application deadline will remain open until filled. Applicants will be notified within a week of their application.


Location, Fees and Housing

Location: The Center for Lifelong Learning. Harrington Center

Program Fee: $600

Housing and meals:  Housing is available at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary. You will be able to make room reservations upon registration. Meals are included in the registration fee.