The commencement speaker at CIU's 2009 December graduation is a leader among Southern Baptists nationwide, but has roots in South Carolina. Dr. Frank Page is a vice president at the convention's North American Mission Board, and a former president of the SBC. He has also served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C. His presence at the CIU graduation caught the attention of religion reporter Carolyn Click of The State newspaper in Columbia, the largest newspaper in South Carolina. Read her article CIU Grads Urged to "Fight Evil".
The registration deadline for the following courses is February 2, 2010.
Coursework begins March 1, 2010 and ends May 29, 2010.
Special Note: Enrollment in any one of these courses requires approximately 10 hours of work per week during the course dates indicated, including participation in web-facilitated discussion topics and adherence to syllabus due dates.
All students expecting to complete degree or certificate requirements by May 15, 2010, must complete the Application for Graduation Form. These forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and must be submitted by Tuesday, February 2, 2010. Applications submitted after this date will have an additional $75.00 late fee charge.
Summer 2010 Intensive Courses
Atlanta Intensive Registration for the following courses ends May 10, 2010.Coursework begins May 31, 2010 and ends August 7, 2010.
BIB 5112 - Genesis - Song of Solomon: God's Plan of Creation & Redemption with Dr. Bryan Beyer meets June 14-18
BIB 5113 - Prophets: God's Message of Redemption & Judgment with Dr. Bryan Beyer meets June 21-25
More information for the following Summer Studies courses meeting in Columbia, SC, will be posted on the Summer Studies Webpage:
"Putting Together the Puzzle of the New Testament" by Dr. Bill Jones
A new book by Columbia International University President Bill Jones
will help you piece together the New Testament. It's a ministry tool that traces the events that occur in each of the eight historical periods of the New Testament, and follows the same format as its prequel, “Putting Together the Puzzle of the Old Testament.” The book answers six investigative questions for each period: What, How, When, Where, Who and Why? The “Why?” sections highlight God’s heart for the nations which climaxes in the book of Revelation when one future day in heaven representatives from every tribe, tongue and nation will worship our Lord Jesus Christ as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The book is published by Authentic Media.
For more information, contact the CIU bookstore at (800) 777-2227, ext. 5263 or Bookstore@ciu.edu
Summer Term 2010 Online Courses
The registration deadline for the following courses is April 30, 2010. Coursework begins May 31, 2010 and ends August 6, 2010.
I am pleased to announce to that the G. Allen Fleece Library has acquired a new selection of almost 400 electronic books from about 40 different religious publishers. These books have been downloaded into the library catalog and can easily be accessed for reading or printing of whatever page(s) you wish.
To access an ebook, find the title in the library catalog. Included in the record of the book is a link that will take you directly to the text of that book. You can type in the page number you wish to access and go directly to it, or you can start with the cover and browse through the book from cover to cover.
Click here for an Excel file of the titles included in this new acquisition. You will see that the collection covers just about every subject we could want here at CIU. (I just looked at a book titled "Quoting God," a book about media and religion). There are also books that would classify as “reference” in the print version. Some books we already had in print.
This is another big step forward in our efforts to increase and improve our services to distance students as well as our on campus community. It brings our ebook collection to almost 8000 titles.
Feel free to contact a librarian if you need assistance in any way.
"For years I have been coaching church and ministry leaders. They come with problems and challenges. Together we pray and trust God to help us formulate creative solutions. But one thing I have noticed is if a leader does not have a sound practice of managing their life they lack the capacity to implement the prescription.
Leaders need a biblical approach to managing their life that they can also pass on to the leaders around them. To help I am developing a series of five lesson resources. Each one will include five 10 minute videos and a book with a study guide to assist in application and coaching."
We are committed to reaching our generation with the gospel, preparing each student to have an impact as part of the "missions team," whether in a "sending church" or as one sent. The Bible is not just a jumble of stories and random pieces of good advice. The Bible is held together by one central theme. "FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE..." As we come to the Bible with faith the Spirit begins to bring our heart in line with the heart of our King. His Spirit is not just the dispenser of blessings but He works through me to be a blessing. The aim of the Spirit is to empower the people of God for witness in their local and regional centers of influence extending to the very ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Join us in praying that we can live out this value daily.
Read more about our Core Values.
Application to Candidacy
If you have completed over ½ of your M.A. or M.Div. degree program in the Seminary, you must apply for Candidacy. If you have not achieved Candidacy by your last semester, you will not be able to complete your degree, and your graduation will be postponed until the following semester after Candidacy has been completed. You can download an Admission to Candidacy Application here.
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