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  • Missiologists Meet at CIU | Columbia International University
    missiologists mission administrators and teachers gathered at Columbia International University for the annual Southeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society EMS March 8 9 The keynote address was given by Dr Jerry Rankin the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University His address titled The Family An Asset to Fulfilling God s Mission pulled from personal experience and the experience of other missionary families Rankin and his wife Bobbye served for 23 years in Asia as missionaries in Indonesia the largest Muslim country in the world God has established certain institutions Rankin said Why indeed do we exist as a family structure To fulfill God s mission in the world Rankin continued saying that while the family contributes to God s mission the mission field also contributes to the missionary family There s something much more valuable to be gained Rankin said Missionary children don t just hear the Bible stories They live them Rankin also emphasized ministering to the needs of the missionary including counseling and adequate social care He says that while the family is an asset in accomplishing the mission of God it must also be nurtured The opportunity to nurture

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/missiologists-meet-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Alumnus Featured on FOX News | Columbia International University
    2013 A new book by Columbia International University alumnus Jeremy Kingsley is getting the attention of the business world The book Inspired People Produce Results offers motivation and insight into effective leadership based on passion purpose patience loyalty understanding communication and integrity creating a culture of caring in the workplace Kingsley is one of the most sought after inspirational speakers in the United States motivating people in business and other organizations to fulfill their personal and professional dreams Since 1995 he has spoken to over 500 000 people at live events around the world His new book got the attention of the TV show FOX Friends FIRST where Kingsley was a guest See his interview at http video foxnews com v 2239101173001 working up the ladder playlist id 1484128321001 Meanwhile Kingsley is encouraging the business community to consider the question Is Loyalty a Thing of the Past His answer to that question earned Kingsley a guest commentary on the FOX Business website Kingsley warns both businesses and workers that both sides will pay a price for a lack of loyalty Read his FOX Business post at http www foxbusiness com business leaders 2013 03 11 is loyalty just thing past

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumnus-featured-fox-news (2016-01-26)
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  • Love for the Long Haul | Columbia International University
    years The couple met at Columba International University then Columbia Bible College in 1936 After graduating from CIU and getting married in 1939 they began a long career together of taking the gospel to the ends of the earth At CIU s December commencement in 2012 Will Norton was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree for his ministry in the Belgian Congo and Nigeria where he founded a seminary

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/love-long-haul (2016-01-26)
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  • The Leader’s Palette: Seven Primary Colors | Columbia International University
    image to view a larger version Dr Ralph Enlow Click image to view a larger version March 07 2013 Dr Ralph Enlow knows something about leadership Enlow a 1980 graduate of Columbia International University held a variety of leadership positions as an administrator at CIU for 28 years including dean provost and senior vice president Today he serves as president of the Association for Biblical Higher Education ABHE He has

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/leader%E2%80%99s-palette-seven-primary-colors (2016-01-26)
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  • God’s Call to be a Nobody for Him: World Christian Week at CIU | Columbia International University
    Michael Oh the founder and president of Christ Bible Institute and Seminary in Nagoya Japan and executive director chief executive officer of the Lausanne Movement The week also offered an opportunity for students to meet with a variety of cross cultural workers representatives of missions agencies and participation in cultural activities from around the world Oh a Korean American focused the final Chapel message of the week on denying one s self for the glory of God and for the sake of the nations I believe God is calling us to be nobodies for Him Oh said Who is Michael Oh I have prayed Lord make me like the widow in Mark 12 Nameless and poor but pouring out all I have for You Oh also hosted a Japan themed night including a sampling of Oh s sushi recipe and a time of encouragement about the state of missions in the world I love hearing that Christianity isn t dead sophomore Josh Edwards said In America we always hear that it is but God s not done yet Other Chapel speakers included Dick and Doreen Corley who spoke of God s faithfulness in their ministry in Iran and Turkey and John and Bonnie Nystrom Bible translators who have served the Arop people of Papua New Guinea since 1987 We went so the Arop could have the same privilege we have to know God in our heart language Bonnie Nystrom said In the evening students and missionaries connected in the lobbies of the CIU residence halls for Fireside Chats Missionaries shared testimonies of God s faithfulness and poured wisdom into students Faith Hansen a missionary to Japan told students You should pray Lord show me a need because I want to be there Classes were cancelled on Thursday as students participated

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/god%E2%80%99s-call-be-nobody-him-world-christian-week-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • World Christian Week Feb. 26-March 1 | Columbia International University
    to make disciples of all the nations The keynote speaker for the week is Dr Michael Oh the founder and president of Christ Bible Institute and Seminary in Nagoya Japan He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Harvard University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Oh was recently appointed executive director chief executive officer of the Lausanne Movement effective March 1 Lausanne mobilizes evangelical leaders to collaborate for world evangelization More than being a president of a seminary or leader of an influential evangelical movement Oh describes his life this way My life is the answer to three questions 1 What is the most important strategic thing you can possibly do with your life 2 What is the most important strategic needy place to do it 3 What is the most strategic important way to do that most important strategic thing in that most important strategic needy place I used to think that if I had three lives with one I would be doing what I am currently doing with another I would be a politician to influence society and with another I would be a businessman making lots of money to donate to missions Now I realize that if

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/world-christian-week-feb-26-march-1 (2016-01-26)
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  • First Black Student Admitted to CIU Recounts His Experience for Black History Month | Columbia International University
    to address a Chapel service on Feb 7 as part of CIU s commemoration of Black History Month His appearance drew local media attention In the early 1960s as the federal government began to mandate the integration of Southern public colleges the CIU Board of Trustees was already grappling with the issue According the book This Side of Heaven Race Ethnicity and Christian Faith by Robert J Priest and Alvaro L Nieves the board voted in March 1963 that in the future no one be refused admission to the Bible College on the basis of race solely becoming the first white institution of higher education in South Carolina to voluntarily desegregate Spencer a black Jamaican began classes at CIU on Sept 5 1963 At that time CIU President Dr G Allen Fleece reported to the board our first Negro student Peter Spencer from Jamaica had the highest recommendation and has proven to be everything we could desire In an interview during his return to Columbia Spencer said he got along splendidly with his fellow CIU students but there was a little tension at first But even those who may have had some reservations at the beginning became my best friends Spencer recalled It was different for Spencer off campus At first he had no place to worship on Sunday mornings because the white churches with whom CIU had a relationship would not accept him Nor could he join the travelling Ambassador Choir because his color would have kept him out of some venues But etched in his memory was the day he went to town with his white classmates and was refused service at a restaurant being told We don t serve your kind here His classmates tried to intervene to no avail So they ordered for him and they

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/first-black-student-admitted-ciu-recounts-his-experience-black-history-month (2016-01-26)
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  • Top Missiologists to Meet at CIU | Columbia International University
    8 9 2013 The EMS exists to advance the cause of world evangelization through study and evaluation of mission concepts and strategies from a biblical perspective with a view to commending sound mission theory and practice to churches mission agencies and schools of missionary training around the world The theme of this year s conference is The Missionary Family Witness Concerns and Care The keynote speaker will be Dr Jerry

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/top-missiologists-meet-ciu (2016-01-26)
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