“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
As a California Coast Bible College student you are to be an example in your speech, your lifestyle, your love for God and others, your attitude of faith, and in your moral purity. As leaders, students are expected to be an example in their character and lifestyle, and to live above reproach in all are
At CCBC, we base everything on the Word of God. Students will learn how to have a devotional life on their own to cultivate the intimate relationship with God that their whole year will be based around. You will learn how to hear God’s voice when reading the Word and how to make the Bible come alive to you as you read. The Bible is the foundation of our lives, so a passion for it is integral to the Christian life.
During this season, you will learn how to pray with a genuine hunger for God and an authentic passion that goes deeper than religion. You will have multiple opportunities to engage in corporate prayer times with other students and through the weekly services and events of The City Church. Above all else, we want you to be intimately acquainted with the voice of God. Prayer is where that happens. Each year, students say that these moments of prayer make the greatest and most lasting impression on their lives.
The City Church Weekend Services
California Coast Bible College is connected to the vision of the local church. Students will develop a love for the local church and gain valuable hands-on experience as they serve in the ministries of The City Church each weekend. Students attend one weekend service and serve in a variety of volunteer areas during at least one of the other services.
We believe that the Great Commission involves making disciples not only in our city and region, but also to the ends of the earth. God's mission and vision is global, thus our vision reflects His.
Students participate in various local outreaches and participate in a local or international mission trip for two weeks during the spring. The local mission trip is included in the cost of tuition while the international mission trip has additional expenses.
International mission trip locations vary each year and previously we have gone to: Uganda, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Thailand, Brazil, Japan, and the Philippines.
This season is dedicated for the development of intimacy with God and His Word. We ask our students to set this time aside to focus on their training and to refrain from dating relationships for the duration of the CCBC program. Keeping this focus helps maintain the integrity of the program so each student can obtain the full benefit of what this college was designed to produce. See student handbook for detailed information on relationships and other student expectations.
A variety of mentoring opportunities gives each student the chance to receive from some of our best leaders, and to see their own leadership skills develop through life-giving accountability relationships. Therefore, each student gets the choice to have a Mentor from the church that pursues them and imparts wisdom into them as they grow.
Some students may need to obtain part-time employment in order to meet expenses. Due to the rigorous schedule and commitment required during this season, students must limit their part-time workweek to 20 hours or less.