Skip to main content
Columbia International University

Columbia International University

By Columbia International University

For nearly a century, CIU has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. Today, we continue that effort, offering 24 undergraduate majors, graduate and seminary programs, professional certificates, and convenient online programs for working adults. The love of God's word anchors the experience providing you with a foundation that will guide you for the rest of your life.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

How Do I Develop Character?
How Do I Develop Character?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:20
December 05, 2022
Dr. Bill Jones: Strengthened By Power
Dr. Bill Jones: Strengthened By Power
CIU Chancellor Bill Jones takes a look at Ephesians 3:16 and examines how the power of Christ comes to believers. 
37:46
November 29, 2022
What Will Guide CIU?
What Will Guide CIU?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:42
November 28, 2022
Dr. Mike Naylor: The Incarnation Of The Son
Dr. Mike Naylor: The Incarnation Of The Son
Dr. Mike Naylor takes a look at Hebrews and the nature and Character of Christ and the reason why we needed Him to come down to Earth. 
32:23
November 22, 2022
Principles for Handling Adversity
Principles for Handling Adversity
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:54
November 21, 2022
Dr. Michelle Raven: The scent Of A Victorious Life
Dr. Michelle Raven: The scent Of A Victorious Life
Dr. Michelle Raven takes a look at different scents points us to different imagery, and asks if our metaphorical scent leads to people to Christ. 
32:01
November 17, 2022
Dr. Brion Burns - Brokenness
Dr. Brion Burns - Brokenness
Dr. Brion Burns offers his testimony and speaks on what God does with all of our brokenness. 
30:38
November 15, 2022
Daily Surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
Daily Surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:37
November 14, 2022
Tom McKullin - Answering The Call
Tom McKullin - Answering The Call
Tom Mullikin speaks on the impact that veterans have had on this nation. 
27:03
November 10, 2022
Don't Allow Failure to Define You
Don't Allow Failure to Define You
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:31
November 07, 2022
Dr. Rick Christman - The Urgent Call
Dr. Rick Christman - The Urgent Call
Dr. Rick Christman brings to light the urgency of the need for global missions and for more missions to go out to the ends of the Earth. 
42:02
November 04, 2022
Steve Richardson - The Rising Tide
Steve Richardson - The Rising Tide
Steve Richardson shares his fathers story of the peace child, and the beauty of the gospel reaching the nations. 
49:34
November 03, 2022
Dr. Robin Harris - The Future Of Missions Is Local Worship
Dr. Robin Harris - The Future Of Missions Is Local Worship
Dr. Robin Harris shares what Ethnomusicology is and the role it plays in global missions. 
40:28
November 03, 2022
Bekele Shanko - The Future Of Global Missions
Bekele Shanko - The Future Of Global Missions
Bekele Shanko shares how the gospel impacted him and his village in Ethiopia, and need for global missions to continue. 
54:46
November 02, 2022
Dr. Robert Priest - CIU In The Past And Future Of Global Missions
Dr. Robert Priest - CIU In The Past And Future Of Global Missions
Dr. Robert Priest shares his story with the field of anthropology. 
44:22
November 02, 2022
Set Goals and Have Fun
Set Goals and Have Fun
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:56
October 31, 2022
Dr. Trevor Castor - Christian Identity: We Become Like The Things We Worship
Dr. Trevor Castor - Christian Identity: We Become Like The Things We Worship
Dr. Trevor Castor expounds on how identity outside of Christ is idolatry and how we make ourselves into what we worship. 
30:10
October 27, 2022
T. Rousey - Are you with Jesus?
T. Rousey - Are you with Jesus?
FCA speaker T. Rousey challenges students on how their prayer and spiritual walk with God is. 
33:08
October 26, 2022
Vladimir Prokhnevskiv - Operation Christmas Child
Vladimir Prokhnevskiv - Operation Christmas Child
Past Operation Christmas Child gift recipient Vladimir, offers his story and the importance of the Operation Christmas Child ministry. 
20:38
October 25, 2022
Is Failure Ok for a Leader?
Is Failure Ok for a Leader?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:60
October 24, 2022
Andre Melvin - Walking With God: Lessons From Enoch
Andre Melvin - Walking With God: Lessons From Enoch
Pastor Andre Melvin takes a look at the life of Enoch and draws out some observations about what his life must have looked like. 
34:29
October 20, 2022
Star Parker - My Story
Star Parker - My Story
Star Parker offers her story and experience and perspective on what's going on in America and what the Bible has to say about it. 
32:52
October 18, 2022
The Right Characteristics to Hire
The Right Characteristics to Hire
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:52
October 17, 2022
Paul Washer - Justice, Mercy, And Vindication
Paul Washer - Justice, Mercy, And Vindication
Missional Leader Paul Washer looks at Romans 3 and explores the sinfulness of man and the righteousness of God. 
01:21:39
October 11, 2022
Paul Washer - Comprehending God's Love
Paul Washer - Comprehending God's Love
Missional Leader Paul Washer discusses the depth of reliance on God.
41:50
October 11, 2022
The Impact of Youth & Energy
The Impact of Youth & Energy
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:09
October 10, 2022
Hans Finzel - Why I Love CIU
Hans Finzel - Why I Love CIU
Board member Hans Finzel gives his life story, and how CIU has impacted him and lead him to where he is today. 
27:01
October 06, 2022
Do You Know Jesus?
Do You Know Jesus?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:47
October 03, 2022
Ansley Vivian - Close And Dependance
Ansley Vivian - Close And Dependance
Student Ansley Vivian offers her testimony and a look at Psalm 32 to express the sinfulness of man and the grace given by God. 
28:02
September 29, 2022
Safeguard Your Life
Safeguard Your Life
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:40
September 26, 2022
Charlie Marqui - True Soldiers
Charlie Marqui - True Soldiers
Forge speaker Charlie Marqui speaks on missionaries, and the need to continue to send out missionaries. 
34:12
September 22, 2022
Britton Bishop - About That Action
Britton Bishop - About That Action
Britton Bishop challenges us to be doers of the Word and not just hearers of the Word
36:27
September 20, 2022
The Prince of Peace
The Prince of Peace
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:60
September 19, 2022
Dan Coy - What is Your Dream?
Dan Coy - What is Your Dream?
Pastor Dan Coy uses the story of Joseph from Genesis 37-47 to encourage the CIU community. 
36:09
September 16, 2022
Dr. Victor Cuartas - Here Am I, I Want to Share My Story
Dr. Victor Cuartas - Here Am I, I Want to Share My Story
Victor Cuartas challenges the CIU family to share their story about their relationship with Christ. He refers to Acts 22:1-21. 
33:13
September 16, 2022
It Is Well With My Soul
It Is Well With My Soul
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
02:43
September 12, 2022
Mike Avery - Dying To Live
Mike Avery - Dying To Live
Dr. Mike Avery takes a look at the life of David Brainard to examine at what it really means to live for Jesus. 
27:47
September 08, 2022
Mike Avery - Strategies For Standing Strong
Mike Avery - Strategies For Standing Strong
Dr. Mike Avery offers 6 different ways Christians can stand strong with God. 
27:31
September 06, 2022
The Impact of a Loving Church
The Impact of a Loving Church
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:31
September 05, 2022
Dr. Andre Rogers - Jonah: The First CIU Student
Dr. Andre Rogers - Jonah: The First CIU Student
Dr. Andre Rogers takes a look at the life of Jonah and how God brings His children around to obedience. 
27:45
September 01, 2022
Dr. Rick Christman - What Are You Here For
Dr. Rick Christman - What Are You Here For
Dr. Rick Christman takes a look at the life of Elijah at his hardest point in ministry and how he was able to hold on to God. 
26:48
August 30, 2022
Dr. Mark Smith - To Make Him Known
Dr. Mark Smith - To Make Him Known
Dr. Mark Smith in his convocation address, pleads for the need in this world to make Christ known. 
27:35
August 25, 2022
What is CIU All About?
What is CIU All About?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:44
August 22, 2022
Brokenness Turned to Blessing
Brokenness Turned to Blessing
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:24
August 15, 2022
Comfort in the Storm
Comfort in the Storm
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:29
August 08, 2022
Forgiveness or Bitterness?
Forgiveness or Bitterness?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:43
August 01, 2022
You will never do what you do not dream
You will never do what you do not dream
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:35
July 25, 2022
Are you moved with compassion?
Are you moved with compassion?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:38
July 18, 2022
Will You Lead with Fear or Faith?
Will You Lead with Fear or Faith?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:53
July 11, 2022
Faith & First Steps
Faith & First Steps
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:54
July 04, 2022
Don't Let Failure Define You
Don't Let Failure Define You
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:31
June 27, 2022
A Call to Preparation
A Call to Preparation
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:59
June 20, 2022
Do You Depend on the Holy Spirit?
Do You Depend on the Holy Spirit?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:58
June 13, 2022
Have you lost your childlike creativity?
Have you lost your childlike creativity?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:27
June 06, 2022
Do you ever feel like your day is stolen away from you?
Do you ever feel like your day is stolen away from you?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:20
May 31, 2022
Are you afraid to sacrifice?
Are you afraid to sacrifice?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:31
May 23, 2022
Am I gaining the world but losing my soul?
Am I gaining the world but losing my soul?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:27
May 16, 2022
How do I start my day out right?
How do I start my day out right?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:27
May 09, 2022
How Does Faith Work?
How Does Faith Work?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:15
May 02, 2022
Mike Pence - Undergrad Commencement
Mike Pence - Undergrad Commencement
Former Vice President Mike Pence offers the commencement message for CIU's undergrads. 
23:56
April 30, 2022
Jeff Cranston - Graduate Commencement
Jeff Cranston - Graduate Commencement
Pastor Jeff Cranston gives the final message to CIU's Spring 2022's graduates. 
14:05
April 30, 2022
Compassion or Comfort?
Compassion or Comfort?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:17
April 25, 2022
Ken Katayama - UnDrift - Better Kingdom Decisions
Ken Katayama - UnDrift - Better Kingdom Decisions
Ken introduces the CIU students to Crossover Global's Undrift program. http://www.undrift.org/ https://www.crossover.global/
27:27
April 21, 2022
Rick Swift - Doing Right in the sight of the Lord.
Rick Swift - Doing Right in the sight of the Lord.
God has designed a life for us to live, but we can only live that life through grace. Grace is available to us when we submit to God in total dependence upon Him.
23:55
April 19, 2022
Can I find peace in the resurrection?
Can I find peace in the resurrection?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
01:42
April 18, 2022
Are you full of grace?
Are you full of grace?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:52
April 11, 2022
Dr. Mark Smith - Addicted To The Ministry
Dr. Mark Smith - Addicted To The Ministry
Dr. Smith gives example after example about how CIU and it's alumni are people who are addicted to the ministry. 
24:23
April 07, 2022
Are you too busy for prayer?
Are you too busy for prayer?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
April 04, 2022
Evangelical Unity Panel
Evangelical Unity Panel
Dr. Andre Rogers, Dr. Michelle Raven, Dr. Joe Craft, and Donna Thompson discuss what evangelical unity means, and why we benefit from it. 
24:20
March 31, 2022
Marlo Brayboy - Unity In Jesus
Marlo Brayboy - Unity In Jesus
Dr. Marlo Brayboy shows why when we are unified in Jesus, then we as Christians are at our strongest. 
24:52
March 30, 2022
Jake Bolotano - Asian American and Pacific Islander Awareness Chapel
Jake Bolotano - Asian American and Pacific Islander Awareness Chapel
Pastor Jake Bolotano preaches on how we should be unifying with our Asian American and Pacific Islander brothers. 
19:09
March 29, 2022
Joe Craft - Better Together
Joe Craft - Better Together
Joe Craft opens us up on Evangelical Unity Week, by teaching us how we evangelicals are better when we're together. 
31:47
March 28, 2022
Press on Toward the High Calling
Press on Toward the High Calling
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:59
March 28, 2022
Are you Prepared to Lead?
Are you Prepared to Lead?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:59
March 21, 2022
Tim Goeglein - Testimony
Tim Goeglein - Testimony
Former Speech writer for President George Bush gives his testimony. 
36:41
March 17, 2022
Robert McEwen - Easy As Pie
Robert McEwen - Easy As Pie
Former Congressmen Robert McEwen speaks on politics and economics
32:23
March 15, 2022
Leading with Integrity
Leading with Integrity
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:57
March 14, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Connecting Matters!
Values for Successful Leading: Connecting Matters!
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
March 07, 2022
Mike Avery - Allegiance To Christ In An Age Of Rivals Part 3
Mike Avery - Allegiance To Christ In An Age Of Rivals Part 3
Dr. Mike Avery asks "Does Jesus care about what I wear?"
42:30
March 03, 2022
Mike Avery - Allegiance To Christ In An Age Of Rivals Part 2
Mike Avery - Allegiance To Christ In An Age Of Rivals Part 2
Dr. Mike Avery asks "Does Jesus care about your words?"
36:47
March 02, 2022
Mike Avery - Allegiance To Christ In An Age Of Rivals Part 1
Mike Avery - Allegiance To Christ In An Age Of Rivals Part 1
Dr. Mike Avery speaks on the importance of living Kingdom values within our world today. 
34:31
March 01, 2022
Are you Passionate?
Are you Passionate?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:54
February 28, 2022
Authority Of Scripture Panel - The Authority Of Christ In Our Daily Lives
Authority Of Scripture Panel - The Authority Of Christ In Our Daily Lives
Dr. Naylor, James Whitaker, Paula Whitaker, Michelle Raven, Tim Dunn, and Joe Craft discuss how the Authority of Christ shows itself in our daily lives, in areas such as school, athletics, psychology, disaster relief, ministry, and teaching. 
01:10:15
February 24, 2022
Authority of Christ in Missions
Authority of Christ in Missions
Dr. Ed Smither looks at the Authority of Christ in His power and presence in missions.
30:31
February 24, 2022
Finding Faith, Forgiveness, and Fortitude in the Finished Work of Christ
Finding Faith, Forgiveness, and Fortitude in the Finished Work of Christ
Dr. T. K. Dunn looks at the Authority Christ as seen throughout Church History.
35:46
February 23, 2022
Dr. Mike Naylor - The Authority Of Christ In The Birth Of The Church
Dr. Mike Naylor - The Authority Of Christ In The Birth Of The Church
Dr. Mike Naylor looks at what Authority Christ has over the church, especially at it's origins. 
34:55
February 22, 2022
Leading with Humility
Leading with Humility
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:56
February 21, 2022
Matthew Lee Anderson - True Repentance
Matthew Lee Anderson - True Repentance
Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson walks through what true repentance looks like in the life of a Christian. 
32:27
February 17, 2022
Character Matters!
Character Matters!
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:60
February 14, 2022
Do You Stand for Truth?
Do You Stand for Truth?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
February 07, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Your Life Goal
Values for Successful Leading: Your Life Goal
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
January 31, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Are you willing to take a risk?
Values for Successful Leading: Are you willing to take a risk?
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:56
January 24, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Are You A Leader or a Manager
Values for Successful Leading: Are You A Leader or a Manager
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
January 17, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Are You Resilient
Values for Successful Leading: Are You Resilient
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:60
January 10, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Are You Ready for the New Year
Values for Successful Leading: Are You Ready for the New Year
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
January 03, 2022
Values for Successful Leading: Are You Ready to Make a Change in Your World
Values for Successful Leading: Are You Ready to Make a Change in Your World
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
December 27, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Will You Take the Path of Humility
Values for Successful Leading: Will You Take the Path of Humility
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
December 20, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: A Life of Commitment
Values for Successful Leading: A Life of Commitment
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:56
December 13, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Invest Your Life Into People
Values for Successful Leading: Invest Your Life Into People
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:57
December 06, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Overcoming Fear
Values for Successful Leading: Overcoming Fear
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:57
November 29, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Thank Those Who Have Gone Before You
Values for Successful Leading: Thank Those Who Have Gone Before You
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:59
November 22, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: True Faith
Values for Successful Leading: True Faith
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:58
November 15, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Face Trials with Prayer
Values for Successful Leading: Face Trials with Prayer
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
November 08, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Character Matters
Values for Successful Leading: Character Matters
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:57
November 01, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Teamwork
Values for Successful Leading: Teamwork
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:55
October 25, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Handling Criticism
Values for Successful Leading: Handling Criticism
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:54
October 18, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Merciful Person
Values for Successful Leading: Merciful Person
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:58
October 12, 2021
Bruce Ashford - The King Of The Nations
Bruce Ashford - The King Of The Nations
Bruce Ashford talks on how Jesus is the king of all nations, so we need to preach His word to all nations.
28:59
October 05, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: God's Word Changes Lives
Values for Successful Leading: God's Word Changes Lives
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:58
October 04, 2021
Jonathan Wilburn-The Goodness and Blessings of God
Jonathan Wilburn-The Goodness and Blessings of God
Chapel Messages from Columbia International University
37:28
September 28, 2021
Values for Successful Leading: Leaders Start With Prayer
Values for Successful Leading: Leaders Start With Prayer
Values for Successful Leading with Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University
00:57
September 27, 2021
Mick Veach-Jesus Wants You
Mick Veach-Jesus Wants You
Chapel Messages at Columbia International University
36:47
September 23, 2021
Dwight Robertson-Plan A Part 2
Dwight Robertson-Plan A Part 2
Chapel Message at Columbia International University
01:08:13
September 22, 2021
Adrian Despres - Bricks and Sticks
Adrian Despres - Bricks and Sticks
Chapel Message at Columbia International University
59:28
September 20, 2021
John Vermilya - Shame
John Vermilya - Shame
Chapel Message at Columbia International University
30:04
September 20, 2021
Dr. Mike Avery-I'm All In
Dr. Mike Avery-I'm All In
Chapel Messages at Columbia International University
37:36
September 16, 2021
Dr. Mike Avery - You Must Be Born Again
Dr. Mike Avery - You Must Be Born Again
Chapel Messages at Columbia International University
41:23
September 15, 2021
Dr. Mike Avery - God Delights In New Beginnings
Dr. Mike Avery - God Delights In New Beginnings
Chapel Messages at Columbia International University
34:30
September 14, 2021
Rick Swift - Grace
Rick Swift - Grace
Chapel Messages from Columbia International University
32:09
August 31, 2021
Dr. Mark Smith - Embrace The Word
Dr. Mark Smith - Embrace The Word
Chapel Messages from Columbia International University
35:50
August 26, 2021