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...

Major General Doug Carver understands the admonition of 1 Peter 3:15. but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for... Read More
Over 175 high school students were challenged to be leaders of their generation during a two-day conference held on the Columbia International University campus in March.Student Leadership University... Read More
While Columbia International University students relaxed on spring break, Over 200 home school students took advantage of empty CIU classrooms for a debate tournament sponsored by The National... Read More
The old song says, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."  At Columbia International University, we're unpaving the parking lot and putting up ... well, OK, it's not paradise. But as the CIU... Read More
Thoughts from CIU Sophomore Jacob GivenWorld Christian Week is a big event here on the CIU campus. Every year, a week is devoted to hearing what God is doing among the nations. Various missionaries... Read More
A Columbia International University alumnus is offering financial advice to a company focused on stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector.    Art Carter, who graduated... Read More
As a Columbia International University student, Ashley Chandler was known by her friends as the intellectual in the group.  They knew her as a deep thinker.  Chandler, who graduated from CIU in 2003... Read More
At about 5:30 a.m. March 3, 2012, students at Columbia International University heard a roar.  It turned out to be a tornado that hit the Denny Terrace neighborhood just south of the CIU campus.  The... Read More
Christian school educators from around the United States joined The Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University and the Association of Christian Schools... Read More
A Columbia-area businessman and church elder is the newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.  Marion Hill Davis of Chapin was elected to the board at its February... Read More
Not every Columbia International University Chapel begins with 60 dozen doughnuts.  But the Chapel speaker on March 1 brought his work with him.  Students lined up to get a doughnut before heading in... Read More
By Tim CaielloCIU Student WriterColumbia International University not only trains future leaders, but also equips current leaders.That’s why the Youth Ministry, Family & Culture Department at CIU... Read More