Columbia One

Columbia One

How do you live your best possible life?

It's not a question you should skip. God put you together just so - your personality, your talents, your passions. And there's nothing more worthwhile than taking a year to explore what it will mean for you to live an amazing, Christ-centered life. 

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.)

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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 no-regrets life that is Christ-centered, kingdom-focused, and world-impacting?

 

"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

 

 

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

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!)

Because Columbia One doesn't require weekend trips, you also have the opportunity to get involved in a long list of extracurricular programs and activities.

This means you can tailor your Columbia One program to focus on what you're most curious or passionate about.

Here are different ways you can customize your year in Columbia One:

 

University Prep

University Prep

Already know you're heading to university after Columbia? Choose electives that will expose you to key academic subjects, and that have the potential to transfer to another higher ed institution.

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Ministry & Leadership Skills

Ministry & Leadership Skills

Are you action-oriented? Want to dive in and practice new skills you can apply in a church or ministry setting?

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  • Take courses like Youth Work Essentials, Introduction to Leading Worship, or Sound & Media
  • Audition for the Travelling Ministry Team or the Chapel & Vespers Worship Teams
  • Join a StuCo team like the Missional Living Committee or Spiritual Life Committee
Bearcat Athletics

Bearcat Athletics

Did you play high school basketball or volleyball? A great feature of the Columbia One program is that your weekends are free for home & away games. 

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More Biblical Studies

More Biblical Studies

Want to make the most of your opportunity to dig deep into the Scriptures? Focus your electives on exploring your questions and deepening your understanding of the Bible.

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  • Genesis
  • Psalms
  • Gospel of Mark
  • Book of Acts
  • 1 Corinthians
  • Intro to Apologetics

 

 

Educational Assistant

Educational Assistant Training

Interested in gaining job-ready skills supporting children and youth with special needs? You can use your electives to complete the EA Certificate program.

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Certificate in Christian Studies

Columbia One students enroll in the same core requirements as all first year students. In addition to these core program requirements, Columbia One students have the flexibility to choose electives from various disciplines and tailor the program to fit their desired educational outcomes.

Columbia One students earn a Certificate in Christian Studies (31 credits). Graduates are able to transfer easily into most diploma and degree programs at Columbia. Options include the:

Other graduates 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.

Program Director

 

David Warkentin

David Warkentin

Columbia One Director
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David Warkentin has an MA in Theological Studies (Christianity and Culture) from Regent College and is fascinated by the intersection between faith and culture. His passion is to lead, teach, and mentor students as thoughtful, engaged Christ-followers in the world today. When he’s not in the classroom, David can be found paddle boarding, disc golfing, and exploring both cities and mountains with his wife Julie and two kids.

 

 

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