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As an institution of biblical postsecondary education, Calvary Chapel Bible College exists to train and develop men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities into Christ-like disciples and servant-leaders who know God through His Word and are equipped by His Spirit to serve Him in every area of life, for the glory of God.

“To Know God and Equip His Servants.”

Core Values:
Biblical Foundation
Our mandate comes from Jesus Christ Himself, who commissioned his followers to: “Make disciples . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20). As a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, the College functions in furtherance of the Church’s purpose “To build up the Church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit” and its supreme desire “to be conformed to the image of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.” The College is a branch of the teaching ministry of the Church, functioning as a method of making disciples through biblical and theological postsecondary education.

The following 7 key words and statements describe the core values and overarching goals of the College. Specific objectives and outcomes for programs and courses are based on these broad goals:
Through excellent, Spirit-filled teaching, develop learners who understand and are personally committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the whole Word of God as a foundation for all of life, and are able to explain and defend these teachings with grace and humility, with no reason to be ashamed (Matt. 7:24; 1 Tim. 4:16; Rom. 1:16; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:16-17; 1 Pet. 3:15).
Through modeling and mentorship, help students mature in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, forming Christ-like habits, values, and character that prepare them to navigate the challenges of the modern world (Romans 8:28-29; Phil. 3:17; 2 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 2:6; Dan. 12:3; Matt. 13:43; Phil. 2:15).
Through experiential service and hands-on learning, enable students to develop work-related knowledge, skills, and teamwork abilities, applying biblical learning practically in a variety of work and ministry settings (James 1:22; 1 Thess. 4:11-12; Hag. 2:4; Neh. 4:6; Col. 3:23).
Through instruction and training, prepare servant-leaders who appreciate the dignity of labor and serve by leading with biblical values, Christ-like character, and practical excellence in their families, churches, communities, workplaces, and all other mission fields of the world (Luke 22:26-27; Mark 10:45; John 13:13-15; 2 Thess. 3:7-10).
Through integrative and collaborative courses, develop well-informed students, who love truth, beauty, and goodness; who think biblically and reasonably, reflecting the mind of Christ concerning all areas of life within God’s world, discerning truth from error under the guidance of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12:1-2; Col. 1:15-17; 2:3; 1 Cor. 1:24; John 16:13; 1 Cor. 2:16; Acts 17:11; 1 Thess. 5:21).
Gifts of the Spirit
Through feedback and encouragement, help students discover and use their spiritual gifts and find their unique calling within God’s plan, trusting in the Holy Spirit’s enablement, and living in expectation of Christ’s return and the life to come (Eph. 4:1-16; Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Acts 1:8; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 3:20-21; Titus 2:13).
As a growing, worldwide community of teachers and learners who have been redeemed by the love of God in Christ, develop worshipers of God who love Jesus Christ, love His Church, and show His love to each other and the world, all for the glory of God (John 13:35; 1 Cor. 6:20; Rom. 15:4-7; Phil 1:27).

"If theological education will increase your power for Christ, is it not your duty to gain that added power? ...Never say you are losing time by going to school. You are saving time, buying it up for the future and storing it away. Time used in storing power is not lost."

A. T. Robertson