You don’t find your best possible life by accident.
If you’re looking for a transformative, faith-based education, Columbia Bible College should be at the top of your list! We have an amazing team of super smart, faith-filled instructors who will challenge you to think critically and grow spiritually. Plus, the community at Columbia is the best — you’ll make awesome friends who share your beliefs and values, and the faculty and staff will actually get to know you personally (no more being just another face in the crowd).
But the best part? We really believe in our slogan, “Be Known. Make a Difference.” We want to help you discover and live out your unique calling so that you can make a real impact on the world. If you want to be part of something bigger than yourself and equipped to change the world, Columbia Bible College is the place for you.
Every part of you will be developed at Columbia: intellect, spirit, character, and skills. You’ll have the chance to study Scripture and learn the 24/7 habits of following Jesus. Your classes and assignments will train you to tackle critical questions and communicate clearly. A big emphasis on hands-on learning gives you opportunities to develop valuable experience. Real growth happens here. You in?
This is the college for you if you want to live your faith and practice your skills in the real world. Our campus is at the centre of the small, multicultural city of Abbotsford, BC. You’ll be close to every kind of church, non-profit organization, and business, giving you access to incredible learning experiences. Plus, our stunning West Coast setting means you can enjoy mountains, oceans, rivers, and lakes.
Discovering your calling isn’t something you can do on your own. At Columbia, you’ll be surrounded by down-to-earth Christians who really care about you. Expect lots of conversation, encouragement, smiles, coffee, prayer, and good times. Also expect opportunities to dive in, help out, serve, lead, and learn.
so many possibilities
Sometimes we need a little inspiration to start heading in the right direction.
It’s not always easy to imagine the future. Where will you go? What will you do? What’s even possible?
Columbia’s grads have been where you are right now. They know what it’s like to work through big questions and step into God’s dreams for their lives. It’s amazing to see the kingdom-focused, world-impacting vocations our alumni are pursuing today – in a huge variety of roles, organizations, and places. We gathered some of their stories and insights to give you a little inspiration.
What story will you share one day?
BA Caregiving & Counselling 2004
Founder & Counsellor, Re.Pose Therapy
“I believe God designed us to heal and to thrive. That doesn’t mean we don’t have limitations or stuck points. I believe God made us with the resources within to be connected to who we are at our core – who we are as made in his image. But stuff gets in our way. I love to help people discover healing. That’s the best part of my job. Seeing people who come into my room pretty hopeless discover there’s hope.”
BA Intercultural Studies 2012
Chaplain, Harbour Light Addictions & Recovery Centre
“I am part of a small team responsible for the spiritual care of our staff and clients. Some days I may be talking to someone who has relapsed for the fifth time and is about to give up hope; another day I might be celebrating with someone as they make it to one year clean and sober; another day I might be working through the book of Mark with a new Christian, helping him see Jesus with new eyes.”
BA Intercultural Studies 2015
Director, Camp Likely
“Being a camp director allows me to be intentional with our staff and campers as we spend at least a week together in the middle of Creation, building community and sharing about Jesus. This job brings me so much joy as I watch Jesus work in the lives of kids who are so broken, lonely and scared. I see him speak to them, I see them love the Word of God and I see them feel safe.”