University description (as per official university website)
Columbia is one of the premier Christian colleges in British Columbia offering Bachelor of Arts Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. We're thrilled that you are checking us out, and we trust you will like what you see. This section is for people looking for general information about Columbia Bible College, and those who may be thinking of attending our school in the future. Please take a few moments to browse through the site. You can navigate by the headings on the left.
Columbia's Mission Statement
To prepare people for a life of discipleship, service and ministry.
Identity Statement: Columbia Bible College is located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and provides faith formation and professional ministry preparation for Christians of all ages as well as supports the churches of the region in the fulfillment of their mission. The College provides both formal and non-formal learning opportunities alongside its role as a resource center for theological information in the region. Theologically, CBC is evangelical Anabaptist and is operated by two regional Mennonite conferences, British Columbia Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church British Columbia. Columbia is accredited by the international Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and is registered with the British Columbia Private Career Training Institution Association (PCTIA).
Here is what you can expect from us…
An interest in each of you. We want you to reach your God-given potential and so we want to pay attention to you as a person. We want you to succeed and to become your best.
A collegial community. All of us are on a first name basis. Whether prof or staff, we expect you to see us as people first. We will be mingling with you at lunches, we are available for conversations, and we are open to your questions and contributions to our lives as well. We want to keep learning through you too.
A curriculum that brings together our faith, our life, and our work. While the Bible is at the centre of our life and study, we also include courses that help us think discerningly, that help us in our relationships, that put life and history into perspective, and that equip us for more effective service!
Services that help you along the journey. Whether it is help needed to deal with a learning disability, counselling help to deal with pain or a struggle, help in working with your finances, consulting to help clarify your future study or work options, or help in finding a job during school, summers, or after graduation, Columbia has people to help you.