The Columbia International University Rams were honored for their efforts beyond the field of competition with the Sports Ministries Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
The Sports Ministries Award recognizes member institutions for “having significant spiritual outreach through the utilization of athletic ministries.”
Ministry outreach by the Rams has included gospel-centered overseas missions trips, community sports outreach, sports clinics and meeting humanitarian needs.
Fall marks several new beginnings for online degree programs at Columbia International University (CIU). Three entirely online business degrees will be offered in August, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), the first graduate degree to be offered by the CIU College of Arts & Sciences.
How do you define and measure a “healthy church?” That’s a question tackled by Columbia International University alumnus Kenn Oke who serves as European director for Avant Ministries , which focuses on planting and developing the church in the unreached areas of the world.
Chalk art ministry has deep roots at CIU
By Paul Young (Class of 1970)
Imagine preaching the gospel plainly to a thousand students in a public school. The students listening attentively, with many of them making a public profession of repentance and faith in Jesus.
A Columbia International University alumnus has been recognized by the FBI for ministering to the needs of police, firefighters and other public safety workers.
Robert Michaels, a 1981 CIU graduate, is the founder of Serve & Protect, an international non-profit organization based in Brentwood, Tennessee. He received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for the Memphis division. The award recognizes Michaels for assisting public safety workers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related needs.
By Janai Tedder
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University sent off the 207 members of the Class of 2017 during two April 29 commencement ceremonies in Shortess Chapel. The graduates were awarded diplomas ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees as faculty and families celebrated with shouts of encouragement and applause.