Student Stories

Vespers: Meeting with God & Each Other

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Vespers is a longstanding Columbia tradition that’s constantly being renewed by new leadership and fresh vision. We interviewed Alyssa Hooge, this year’s Vespers leader, to learn about her hopes for Vespers and our students. Please share about Vespers. What is it and why is it important to our Columbia community? At Columbia we gather twice … Read More

Categories: Life at Columbia, Student Stories, Uncategorized

Christ-Centered Community: How It Looks at Columbia

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

One of our big prayers at Columbia is that everyone on this campus will engage in Christ-centered community. But what does “Christ-centered community” look like? How are students experiencing it in the day-to-day of school life? We asked students to describe it in their own words, and to share some of the ways they’re living … Read More

Categories: For the Soul, Life at Columbia, Student Stories, Uncategorized

Grasshoppers, Babies, and Joy

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sarah Rozendal is in Uganda on her third-year Intercultural Studies internship and she is learning a ton about the Ugandan people, drawing love and joy from God, and taking care of adorable orphanage babies. You can read her original post and follow along in her experiences at  It has been awhile since my last blog … Read More

Categories: Intercultural Studies Blog, Student Stories, Uncategorized

QUEST Adventure (SALTS Tall-Ship Sailing Trip)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sarah Heyde is a QUEST student. In October, 32 QUEST students boarded the Pacific Grace for a five-day tall-ship sailing trip, hosted by SALTS. Here’s the trip from Sarah’s perspective! [Sarah gave us permission to share this post and photos from her blog. You can see the original post and read more of her adventures at … Read More

Categories: Life at Columbia, Quest Blog, Student Stories, Uncategorized

What I Saw in Their Eyes

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

This post was written by Evan Rau, Columbia student, about his experiences preparing for a one-act play – Reflections – directed by Worship Arts student Rebecca Laurenti. Scroll to the end for info about  showtimes and ticket prices. I am sitting with some old friends and some new ones around a campfire, under a bridge, in the pouring … Read More

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