Calvary Chapel Bible College is a ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa (CCCM), sharing in its mission “to know Jesus Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.” As a branch of the Church’s teaching ministry, CCBC is dedicated to Christ’s Commission to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20), seeking to build up the Church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. As a non-denominational institution, CCBC welcomes students from a variety of evangelical Christian traditions and denominations. 

Calvary Chapel Bible College is also a member institution of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). As such, it participates in and contributes to collegial and professional development activities of the Association. CCBC is pursuing accreditation through the ABHE Commission on Accreditation, and currently holds Applicant Status. 

Compliance with State Requirements

Calvary Chapel Bible College is legally authorized to grant degrees, meeting California state requirements for religious exemption pursuant to California Education Code Section 94874(e)(1), as verified by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The BPPE is a unit of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The BPPE ensures that private institutions of postsecondary education are conducted lawfully. Calvary Chapel Bible College satisfies all of the applicable BPPE requirements. 

"To Know God and Equip His Servants"