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Ignite your passion

Columbia International University is a multidenominational, Christ-centered community where our mission is to educate you from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

As biblical Christians, we find our passion for everything in life through the truth of the Scriptures under the guidance of professors who bring years of Bible-centered scholarship and hands-on experience from around the globe to our spacious 400-acre campus in Columbia, South Carolina.

Fulfill your purpose

Biblical Christians understand their purpose as world changers whether it’s in the marketplace or ministry setting. That’s why we offer 19 accredited programs, each designed to assist you in that pursuit of God’s purpose in your life.

Unleash your potential

Through biblical education, you’ll develop your God-driven potential as you tap into our caring campus community and our growing network of 18,000 alumni serving in 150 countries who are teaching, counseling, working in business and community development, and spreading the Word through leading-edge media.

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CIU Celebrates Cultural Diversity in the Church

February 08, 2016
Dr. Carl Ellis, Black History Month Speaker at CIU

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The students, faculty and staff of Columbia International University came together to celebrate diversity in the church in conjunction with Black History Month. Through a four-day series of chapel messages, the CIU family was able to rejoice in seeing God's plan for both diversity and unity in His church from the very beginning in the book of Acts. The speaker was Dr. Carl Ellis.


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