- About CCBC -

"To Know God and Equip His Servants."

Who We Are

A Biblical post-secondary education institution offering degree and certificate programs in Biblical Studies with the purpose of equipping the saints for life and ministry.

Why We Exist

To train and develop men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities into Christlike 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.

Where We Are

Our campus is located in Murrieta, California north of San Diego. For students who are unable to attend courses on-campus we offer online education courses.

Get Started

The first step to becoming a student is to apply for admission. Select the Apply Now button to get started with the application process. Semesters begin each Spring and Fall, now is a great time to apply.

Foundation & Mission

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.” The College is a branch of the teaching ministry of the Church.

Our Mission: 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.

Core Values

Our vision is to be an oasis for learning and refreshment that blesses people all over the world. The following 7 keywords 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 Spirit-filled, excellent 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 demonstrate a servant’s heart 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)

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)

Build a foundation for life and ministry.

Learning Objectives

Our Biblical Studies programs are designed to help students know God more deeply and be equipped to serve Him by means of a thorough, well, rounded, and prayerful study of His Word-the Bible. This is intended to provide students with a knowledge of God’s general will for their lives and a foundation for all aspects of their future, including their family life, vocation, ministry, employment, and further education.

Based on our institutional mission and values, our educational objectives for all programs are “to provide Christ-centered, biblical education; to strengthen the Body of Christ, through the light of God’s Word, for service in the world.” These objectives of “strength, light, and service” guide all aspects of our teaching and learning.

  • Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs)
  • Strength involves God’s grace (empowerment), development, and formation of character.
  • ILO 1: All students will be equipped to develop the character of Christ.
  • Light includes revelation, knowledge, and illumination.
  • ILO 2: All students will be equipped to reflect the mind of Christ.
  • Service results from caring relationships, action, and applied skill.
  • ILO 3: All students will be equipped to show the love of Christ.


Calvary Chapel Bible College is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM).


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Doctrinal Statement

Governs the teaching at Calvary Chapel Bible College.

"To Know God and Equip His Servants."