About this course
Discover how God has shaped you so you can shape the world.
Columbia One is a chance for you to explore your calling within a fun, caring community. You’ll tackle a series of foundational courses designed to give you a solid grasp on your Christian faith. You’ll study the Old and New Testaments, discover Christian theology, engage in spiritual formation, and learn the habits of following and serving Jesus.
Columbia One gives you the freedom to pursue your interests. With nine credits of elective room, plus one bible elective, you have options! (See what courses are typically offered in the Fall and Winter semesters.)
Choose Your Focus
With Columbia One, you have the flexibility and freedom to explore your unique interests. You have room in your program for four electives: one bible/theology elective and three free electives (meaning you choose any course that’s open as long as you have the prerequisites!)
You can tailor your Columbia One program to focus on what you’re most curious or passionate about. Here are some different things you can focus on:
- University Prep
- Ministry & Leadership Skills
- More Biblical Studies
- Educational Assistant Training
To learn more, contact our friendly admissions team!
The Columbia One Core
All Columbia One students complete the same series of core courses. This 22-credit package of courses has been carefully put together with you in mind. What do you need to learn so you can live a life that is Christ-centered, kingdom-focused, and world-impacting?
Courses You Will Complete:
Heart & Soul
- Spiritual Formation
- The Church in Mission
Mind & Worldview
- Old Testament Survey
- New Testament Survey
- Intro to Christian Theology
Strength & Skills
- Effective Relationships or Marriage & Family
- Service Practicum I & II
Columbia One graduates can go on to pursue more education at various universities and colleges. Check out Columbia’s transfer guides for more information on transferring to post-secondary institutions after Columbia.
“I chose Columbia One because it allowed me to take core Biblical courses and still have a few electives. I only spent one year at Columbia before going on to more post-secondary. Columbia One gave me the flexibility to broaden my understanding of the Bible, building a stronger foundation in my faith while still using my electives for courses that will transfer and go towards my desired degree.
Old Testament Survey was definitely a standout class for me because I learned so much. The Old Testament had always confused me a bit and it was hard for me to grasp the main themes. Old Testament Survey allowed me to see a broader overview of the Bible and connect key stories to each other. This course taught me about God’s great plan of restoration and His desire to bring Shalom (peace) to the world. For the first time, the Old Testament felt applicable and foundational for understanding the New Testament.
The CBC community is honestly incredible. With a smaller student body, I was able to get to know a lot of the students. It is so comforting to walk around and have so many people say hello. Everyone is so friendly and eager to get to know one another. At meals different people will sit with you and it is cool to chat with a variety of people. The community in the dorms feels like home and with weekly unit meetings, we have been able to build friendships and encourage one another as we do life together.”
“During my time at CBC I have grown in my confidence within communication. As well in my knowledge of the Bible.
I really appreciate the passion of the profs here and how knowledgeable they are about the subjects they teach. I also appreciate how they value the students and are willing to spend time with us outside of class in order to get to know us, encourage us, or talk with us about any questions we may have.
I have learned so much about how everything is connected within the Bible, it’s reliability, and that it holds so many more valuable life lessons than I had ever noticed before. I am passionate about worship, discipleship, people and honoring God.”
The Columbia One Core. All Columbia One students complete the same series of core courses. This 22-credit package of courses has been carefully put together with you in mind. What do you need to learn so you can live a life that is Christ-centered, kingdom-focused, and world-impacting?
Heart & Soul 0/2
Mind & Worldview 0/3
Strength & Skills 0/2
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. Love your neighbour as yourself." -Jesus