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granted to every believer as he yields and trusts (Acts 1:8; I Cor. 12:7; Eph. 3:20; Acts 5:32). And in all of this

service, prayer is to have the central place (Jn. 14:12-14; Eph. 6:18-19).

8. Jesus Christ will come again to earth the second time (Heb. 9:28) personally (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16), bodily (Acts

1:11; Col. 2:9), and visibly (Matt. 26:64; Rev. 1:7). His coming will precede the age of universal peace and

righteousness foretold in the Scriptures (Matt. 24:29-30, 42; II Thess. 2:7-8; Rev. 20:1-6).

(Candidates for

graduation need not affirm the premillennial position.)

Denominational Relationships

Although Columbia International University is denominationally unaffiliated, we seek to serve a variety of evangelical

denominations and independent congregations. The faculty and student body reflects church affiliations across a broad

spectrum of denominations and church fellowships. Students find exposure to persons from various ecclesiastical traditions

(which are united in their commitment to evangelical orthodoxy) an enriching and beneficial experience. The curriculum at

CIU makes provision for church polity courses taught by ministers who represent various denominations. We also provide

for elective courses on denominational distinctives as desired by various groups.

The following affiliations are typically represented on campus:

African Methodist Episcopal

African Methodist Episcopal Zion

Alliance des Eglises Evangéliques Interdépendantes

American Baptist

Anglican Church in America

Assemblies of God

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Synod

Christian and Missionary Alliance

Church of God in Christ

Church of the Nazarene

Conservative Baptist Association


Evangelical Free Church of America

Free Will Baptist

Independent Baptist Churches

Independent Churches

National Baptist


Presbyterian Church in America

Presbyterian Church, various denominations

Southern Baptist

United Methodist Church

Accreditation & Recognition

Columbia International University is:

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the

regional accrediting agency for the Southeastern United States for undergraduate and graduate education, to award

degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, first professional, and doctoral levels.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, a North American

accrediting agency for undergraduate and graduate institutions offering degrees in Bible and ministry.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and

Canada, a North American accrediting agency for seminaries and theological graduate schools.

Authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

Recognized by the Selective Service System.

Chartered as a collegiate institution by the state of South Carolina and authorized by the state of South Carolina to

grant such degrees as the Board of Trustees shall determine.

A member of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

Listed in Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education.

Listed in the Education Directory (Higher Education).

Approved at the graduate level for early childhood and elementary teacher education programs by the South

Carolina Department of Education.

A member of the Higher Education Transfer Alliance (HETA) for transcript evaluation.

Approved by the Certification Commission of the Association of Christian Schools International for the preparation

of teachers for a ministry in Christian school education and for secondary Bible certification.