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Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]


"... no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment..." Isaiah 54:17

Graduate and Seminary Preview Day

Choosing a graduate school or seminary is a very important decision. 

Keke Brooks
You want a school that will prepare you for success and broaden your world. But just as important, you want a school that supports your faith and your devotion to Christ.

Columbia International University is that place. We are dedicated to preparing you for a life of professional excellence and service to God.

If you are looking for a campus that will give you a strong career start and also support your core values, then join us for Preview Day on March 28. You’ll experience first-hand how CIU can help you pursue your dreams.

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If I Ever Needed Grace


And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

89.7 WMHK Scholarship

WMHK Scholarship

89.7 WMHK is offering one 4-year $20,000 scholarship and two additional $10,000 scholarships to applicants who have demonstrated their desire to make Christ known and will use their degree from CIU to make an impact for Him in the workplace.

Deadline for completion of application and all requirments is March 14, 2014. The winners will be announced on the air April 7, 2014.

Click here to apply for the 89.7 WMHK Scholarship

I Can Just Be Me


CIU's very own, Laura Story.

Called Me Higher by All Sons & Daughters


I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

Meet Challie

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Visit CIU and meet students like Challie Shaver.

 What do you love most about CIU?

I love the type of people CIU attracts. The community makes CIU special, but the relationships I have made here are seriously unlike any other relationships I have ever had and I know they won't end at graduation.

Why did you choose CIU?

My journey to CIU was pretty simple; I wanted to know the Bible better and I wanted to be prepared for cross-cultural ministry. After visiting CIU and attending the McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend, I discovered that this place was different--the students actually desired to know Christ and to make Him known and were taking advantage of so many different avenues here to live that out.

What is your major, class, and future plans?

Bible/Intercultural Studies, 2014 (!!!), I'm not really sure what the future holds for me, but I do know that I want to go where God points out a great need for the gospel, whether that is downtown Columbia or on the other side of the world.

How do you plan to use your degree after graduation?

I love learning how different cultures view the world and the timeless truths of Scripture that know no boundaries. If I end up living stateside, I hope to help establish better cross-cultural communication between the church here in the West and the rest of the world. If I have the opportunity to live overseas, I would love to use those same skills I've learned from my ICS degree to help introduce the gospel in another culture.

 How has CIU shaped who you are as a person and/or spiritually in the time you’ve been here?

CIU has been a safe place for me to grow, to ask hard questions, to doubt, to believe more firmly, to make mistakes, and to learn more about who I am. It's impossible to sum up how God has transformed me during my time at CIU in just a few sentences...but I do know that at CIU I have been encouraged to know God, not just know about God. To know God is to love Him, and to love Him inevitably makes Him known. CIU has impressed upon me a desire to know my God and to make Him known among the nations. That's something that will, God-willing, carry through the rest of my life.

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Nothing Like Your Love


Happy Valentine's Day!

WMHK $20,000 Scholarship


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89.7 WMHK (We Make Him Known) exists to influence as many people as possible with the life changing reality of Jesus Christ. What better way to do that than to help send graduating seniors to Columbia International University where you will be educated To Know Him and to Make Him Known!

89.7 WMHK is offering one 4-year $20,000 scholarship and two additional $10,000 scholarships to applicants who have demonstrated their desire to make Christ known and will use their degree from CIU to make an impact for Him in the workplace.

Click here to apply for the 89.7 WMHK Scholarship

Not in Vain


Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58).

This is one of those verses I go back to over and over again – especially when I feel overwhelmed. 

It’s incredibly encouraging to be reminded that my work is not in vain.  Sometimes just being told that what I’m doing isn’t pointless is all the motivation I really need to keep going.  Although I read 1 Corinthians 15:58 often, I realized something I’d never thought about when I read it on Sunday.

1 Corinthians 15 is all about resurrection – the resurrection of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the resurrection body.  Paul’s argument is basically that if Christ rose from the dead, we too will rise from the dead (15:21-22).  The other side of the argument is that if Christ didn’t rise from the dead, we won’t be raised from the dead – we have no eternal hope, our faith is futile, and we are still in our sins (15:17).

His point is the centrality of the resurrection to the life and message of the Christian – Christ’s resurrection means that our faith not useless (15:14).  It also creates in the believer a longing for eternity – it is not only for this life we have hope in Christ (15:19).

Reading 15:58 in the context of all that sheds light on the reason why our labor in the Lord is not in vain.  15:58 is the practical, daily application of the Easter message in the Christian’s life – it’s usually called having an eternal perspective.  Walking in the confidence that Christ has been raised from the dead speaks to both my present and future – the confidence I have for the future gives purpose to my present work.

Christ has indeed been raised from the dead (15:20), therefore our labor in Him is not in vain (15:58).

Written by Abbey Le Roy, MA in Theological Studies from CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry

"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11

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