How do you live your best possible life?

That's not always an easy question to answer. You want to lead a life that's meaningful...a life that's centered on what's real and important, where you're offering your talents and gifts to God and to a world that needs you.

Taking a year or more to study at Columbia Bible College (in Abbotsford, BC) will give you focused time to explore your big questions. We'll give you the tools to dig into the truth of Scripture, solidify your faith, and start discovering God's vision for your life. At CBC, you'll be surrounded by caring, down-to-earth people who will get to know you by name and help you grow into an even more awesome, Jesus-like human. Being a part of your journey in this way would be such an honour to us. 


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Flexible Academic Programs

1-year certificates, 2-year diplomas, or 4-year degrees.

Programs Offered

One-Year Certificates

Two-Year Diplomas

Four-Year Degree Majors.

  • Applied LeadershipEquipping for authentic, transformational, servant leadership.
  • Biblical Studies. A solid biblical foundation for a future in ministry.
  • CounsellingIntegration of faith, psychology, and basic counselling skills.
  • Intercultural StudiesDevelopment of faith, leadership, and cross-cultural skills.
  • Worship ArtsDeep grounding in theology, leadership, and pastoral skills.
  • Youth WorkLaunching pad for discipling, teaching, and supporting teens.

Christ-Centred Community

A caring college community that's not too big or too small

Campus Offerings

  • A beautiful six-acre campus with greenspace and trees
  • Two residence buildings (Junior & Senior Housing)
  • Dining Facilities serving meal and snack options all day
  • Dedicated Commuter Lounge
  • Gymnasium with fitness centre and sports field
  • Weekly chapel & vespers worship services
  • Student lounge & rec room
  • Student committees to join


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Located in Abbotsford, BC

A small, friendly city on the West Coast

Nearby Abbotsford

  • Coffee-shops, restaurants & grocery stores within walking distance.
  • Municipal pool & skating rink a few steps away.
  • Vancouver is one hour away; Seattle, 2.5 hours.
  • Churches of all sizes and shapes
  • Camps and non-profit organizations for service practicums & internships
  • Incredible outdoor activities - hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, fishing.



Student experiences


Meet Shiana

Meet Shiana, Class of 2019

"I have felt so encouraged and uplifted by the staff, faculty, and student community. God’s presence is so evident, and I can see that he is at work through the way he is transforming the lives of students here. If I had attended a public university, I would not have learned what I have about myself and about who God has created me to be. Amidst my struggles and mistakes, I am reminded of God’s love and enduring provision and grace for me."


Meet Ryan (In Plaid), Class of 2020


"My life wasn’t going the way I wanted it to, so I decided to come to Columbia. It’s amazing to be at a college that upholds Christian values. It’s small enough where everyone can be together, to encourage each other. People want to get to know you on a deep level – not just go out and party with you. It’s unique."

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