CIU News

Dr. Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU student photographer)
By Alex Brickey
CIU Student Writer
“I challenge you at this time in 2020, perhaps one of the most disruptive times in history, to answer the question about what will you choose: chaos or community?”... Read More
Manuel Espina speaks to the Theology of Missions class. (Photo by Kierston Smith)
By Bob Holmes
Manuel Espina has served as an ambassador — in more ways than one.
For over two years Espina served as Guatemala’s ambassador to the United States. Today, he still represents his... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith with Darryl Strawberry.
By Bob Holmes

Over two dozen Columbia International University students, President Dr. Mark Smith and other CIU administrators joined tens of thousands on the National Mall who were crying out to... Read More
Dr. Michael Avery speaks at the Christian Life Conference. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon CIU Student Photographer
By Alexander Brickey

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University student body gathered together in prayer and glorifying God through worship at the annual Christian Life Conference... Read More
The Rams get shields ready.
Several members of the CIU men’s basketball team took time to help the local elementary school get ready for the return of in-class learning during the COVID era. The Rams travelled down Monticello... Read More
CIU students celebrate a record enrollment.
The upward enrollment trend at Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School continues in record breaking fashion. CIU’s enrollment has increased four straight years. A total of 2,145... Read More
Dr. Michael Avery opens the Christian Life Conference.
By Alex Brickey

CIU Student Writer

The students swayed back and forth like grass in the wind as they sang praises to their God. It was a brief reminder that while the flowers fade and the grass... Read More
John Dabeck prays for the troops at Fort Jackson in Columbia.
By Bob Holmes
The first graduate of Columbia International University’s 5-Year B.A./M.Div. calls the program “an absolute blessing.”
For John Dabeck, who completed his final credits over the summer... Read More
Dr. John C. Maxwell at CIU
By Alexander D. Brickey

CIU Student Writer

“You must know your people to grow your people.”

That’s what Dr. John Maxwell advised a leadership forum at Columbia International University.

Maxwell... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith gives the Convocation address.
“Praise the Lord for such a great start to the semester!” said Professor Dr. Andre Rogers, opening the annual Convocation signaling the 2020-2021 school year at CIU.

In the era of COVID-19, Rogers... Read More
CIU Counseling Professor Seth Scott
Do you feel like you are living in a world that is constantly on edge? With COVID-19 and racial tensions around us, how do followers of Christ recalibrate in the midst of the strain?

Columbia... Read More
Executive Director and CIU alumnus Rob Settle (right), prays with board member Henry Hennagan (left) and volunteer David Coleman at Providence Home. (Photo provided)
By Bob Holmes

There are probably few ministries in the Columbia area that have felt the positive, powerful impact of Columbia International University more than Providence Home, a... Read More

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