To Know God and Equip His Servants

Who We Are

We are a community of Christians who are committed to learning, following, and teaching the Word, way, and work of Jesus through biblical higher education.

Why We Exist

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.

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, CCBC functions in furtherance of the Church’s purpose of, “Engaging in God’s mission to renew all things through Jesus.” CCBC is a branch of the teaching ministry of the Church.

Our Mission: Calvary Chapel Bible College exists 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.

Core Values

Our vision is to be an oasis for biblical learning and refreshment. The following seven 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, Christlike 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.,


Calvary Chapel Bible College is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa.


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Doctrinal Statement

These commitments guide the teaching at Calvary Chapel Bible College.

To Know God and Equip His Servants