Columbia Bible College graduated 118 students April 18, 2009, at Northview Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C. Graduates represent the fulfillment of the college mission in “preparing people for a life of discipleship, service, and ministry leadership.” Forty-five students graduated with a 1-year certificate, mostly with a focus on discipleship. Twenty-nine graduated with a 2-year diploma, generally aimed to assist in Christian ministries alongside another career. Forty-four graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (4-year program) with a focus on a vocational ministry career. Keynote speaker Dr. Myron Penner challenged the graduates to “continually be renewed by the transforming of the mind” (Romans 12:1–2), and valedictorian Cheyla Reader encouraged her peers to follow Jesus with all of their hearts, to trust him throughout life.