CIU News

  • Influential leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell

    Get Ready for Another Exciting John Maxwell Leadership Forum

    Influential leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell returns to Columbia International University on March 23 for his fourth Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina. The event takes place from 1-3 p.m. in Shortess Chapel on the campus of CIU.

    Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26...

  • Making a spiritual point: Bishop Dale Bronner dramatizes the breaking of a crayon, saying that even a broken crayon can still color.

    CIU brings encouragement to church leaders

    First “Church Refreshed” conference hosted on campus

    By Bob Holmes

    As leaders of two different Columbia-area churches stood outside the doors of Shortess Chapel, they excitedly chatted about what they had just experienced inside at Columbia International University’s first “Church Refreshed” conference.  

    Malcolm Walls of...

  • Patricia England receiving her Diploma in Women's Leadership from Provost Dr. James Lanpher

    Ministry to the hopeless began in a CIU class

    Graduate of Diploma in Women’s Leadership ministers to women in jail

    By Bob Holmes

    Patricia England says the Columbia International University Diploma in Women’s Leadership “takes you to another level.”

    England is among those who graduated from the program’s inaugural class in 2019 and...

  • Student Encouraging “Right Words @ CIU”

    By Bob Holmes

    Amidst a pandemic, racial and political tension and disunity in our country, a Columbia International University freshman is heading a new initiative called “Right Words @ CIU,” an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to communicate written messages of appreciation, assurance and encouragement to one another.

    Aynsley Vivian, an American who...

  • Dr. Ed Smither, CIU dean of Intercultural Studies

    Smither's Dynamic book challenges the church to practice hospitality

    God is a missionary God. God is also hospitable in his nature. He makes His enemies friends and invites them to intimate communion.

    That’s the basis for a new book by CIU dean of Intercultural Studies Dr. Ed Smither.

    Smither challenges the church to participate in God’s mission today by...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (center) meets with CIU African-American leaders at retreat.

    CIU President and African American Leaders “Go Deeper” at Retreat

    In anticipation of a new year, Columbia International University Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Andre Rogers asked CIU President Dr. Mark Smith to “go deeper” with some of CIU’s African American leaders at an early January leadership retreat.

    Smith graciously...

Three Columbia International University alumni, who specialize in youth ministry, recently tackled some weighty topics in two separate publications. Trevor Miller, a 2005 graduate of the Youth... Read More
By Abbey LeRoyCIU Student Writer Fifty years after being hired as a teenager to move furniture, Lee Morris Sr. was recognized for his half century of service to Columbia International University... Read More
Logos Bible Software, used by over 55,000 pastors, Bible teachers, and students now features two complementary textbooks written by two Columbia International University professors.“Greek is Good... Read More
Dr. Crawford Loritts will give the charge to the graduates at the May 12 spring commencement exercises at Columbia International University. Loritts has served God in a variety of capacities during... Read More
NASCAR racing icon Kyle Petty is coming to Columbia May 9.  Petty will be speaking at a fundraising luncheon for the new intercollegiate athletics program at Columbia International University, and... Read More
In 1962, Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, needed help moving the campus from downtown Columbia, to its new location on Monticello Road.  They hired 18-year-old... Read More
What if your blessings come through raindrops?   What if your healing comes through tears? Those are questions we often avoid pondering.  But for 2003 Columbia International University alumna Laura... Read More
While many people are remembering the ways Chuck Colson touched their lives, few have memories of Colson from the perspective of Columbia International University alumna Ginny Dent Brant.Colson, a... Read More
There’s no doubt that Jud Brooker came to CIU highly qualified for his role as men’s and women’s cross country coach.  But his running prowess was displayed April 14 when he won the Palmetto Half... Read More
It’s another small, but significant and historic step toward intercollegiate athletics at Columbia International University.  On April 19, lights went up on the soccer field under development at CIU... Read More
Dr. Anita Cooper, the director of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University is the CIU recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award presented by South Carolina Independent... Read More
Grace and the Christian’s Responsibility in Sanctification.  Sounds pretty deep.  Deep, but nonetheless a topic of important discussion for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) at their General... Read More