Military Chaplaincy

The M.Div. (Military Chaplaincy) concentration is designed to meet the Department of Defense requirement that military chaplains complete a 90-hour Master of Divinity degree. Students pursuing this concentration complete the standard 60-hour core requirements in Bible and Hermeneutics, Biblical Languages, History and Theology, Worldview and Spiritual Formation, and Ministry Praxis.

Afternoon/Evening Custodian-Ben Lippen Campus

Physical Plant
40 hrs/12 months
July 01, 2017


The afternoon/evening shift custodian is responsible for lunch set-up/take-down/clean-up at the MPR and assisting custodians at The High School, Elementary School, and the St Andrews Rd campus. The afternoon/evening shift custodian is responsible for preparing the facility for the next day’s activities in such a way as to provide a clean, comfortable, and attractive environment for students, faculty/staff, and the general public.


  • Clean assigned areas according to prescribed manner.
  • Clean carpets and polish VCT floors in assigned areas.
  • Assist in preparing facilities for special events.
  • Assist with the stripping and waxing of floors.
  • Assist with special custodial tasks during breaks.
  • Be alert for safety hazards and take appropriate action.
  • Be alert for security issues and notify campus security.
  • Fill in for absent Ben Lippen custodians.
  • May be required to work overtime or Saturdays occasionally.
  • Perform other custodial duties as required by supervisor.
  • Submit work orders for maintenance issues needing attention.


  • Ability to use cleaning equipment such as vacuums, brooms, mops, etc.
  • Ability to use carpet cleaner and floor buffer.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to relate to and work around young people including elementary age.
  • Ability to observe areas that need attention and take appropriate action.
  • Able to assist in medium to heavy lifting.
  • Able to be flexible.

CIU Alumnus Develops Course for New Army Chaplains

April 18, 2017

Applying classroom training to realistic environments  

Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew K. Arrington is concerned that new Army chaplains are ready to minister to the troops beginning with their first assignment. That’s why the CIU alumnus has developed the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CHBOLC), an intensive outcomes-based, entry-level training process for new chaplains and chaplain candidates who apply classroom training to realistic environments.  

Business is Growing for “The Cookie Lady”

April 18, 2017

What started out as a “side hustle” for a Columbia International University alumna has grown into a full-time business. Marcella Wilson, a 2011 CIU graduate, is now known as “The Cookie Lady” in the Columbia area, delivering her products to over 60 businesses each week, in addition to fulfilling call-in orders.

Wilson also says her business serves a higher purpose. She donates a portion of her profits to a ministry that assists low-income families.


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