“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 areas.



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. 



We realize that students may need to obtain part-time employment in order to meet basic expenses. Due to the rigorous schedule and commitment required during this season, students must limit their part-time work week to 20 hours or less.



Everything we do is built upon the foundation of prayer. 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 integrally connected to the vision of the local church. Students will develop a passion 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.  


Mission Trips

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 are global, thus our vision must reflect His.

Students participate in various local outreaches and also have the option to go on an international mission trip in conjunction with one of our international affiliates. The students' budget subsidizes a portion of the trip expenses, allowing us to keep the mission trip costs as low as possible for each student. Depending upon the specifics for each trip, there may be additional expenses that you will be responsible for in order to participate.  

International mission trip locations vary each year and may target nations such as: Uganda, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Thailand, Brazil, Japan, and the Philippines. Mission trip options are generally established by August of each year.



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. Each student is assigned a Mentor Pastor from the church and will participate in, and eventually lead, a small group within Generation Church (The City Church's Youth Group).



Students will take part in various conferences hosted both at our church and outside our church. These times are significant moments of refreshing and equipping, and are also memorable bonding times for the students. Participation in these conferences is required.


"You can have as much of God as you want, how much you get is up to you". Those words were some of the first I heard three years ago when I left all I knew to come be a part of a program that would forever change my life. I had spent 18 years running from a God that loved me relentlessly; however, now I found myself at the start of a new adventure, one where I started chasing Him back. California Coast Bible College gave me an environment where I found who God really was, and in finding Him I found who I was really meant to be.

Anne Leonard


Morning prayer times, when in my first year I had asked previous graduates if they could give me one piece of advice what would it be? They told me to never miss prayer times no matter how tired or sick you felt. Now as a graduate of CCBC, I will say this is true. Prayer times for me were the most impactful. It was in these times when I got to experience and begin to live a life of worship, and tuning in to the Holy Spirit. It is because of times like this that now when I enter into life outside of these times, I know how to tap into this necessary lifeline, because it became something I needed on a daily basis.

Bri Balke


I was set on getting my bachelor's degree and never would have thought that I would do CCBC or any Bible college, but God put it on my heart to dedicate nine months completely to Him. He revealed to me that growing in my relationship with Him and as a leader would prepare me for whatever field I end up in, whether it be ministry or in the secular world. CCBC truly prepares you for life and shows you that walking with God daily is essential. Even if you know you aren't called to full time ministry, CCBC helps to set an amazing foundation for your life!

Jessica Madrid


Coming into my first year, I knew I was somewhat in over my head but in a good way. I had come into my first year with a lot of brokenness and was so open for the healing process that God wanted to work through me. The community was everything that I needed and the structure of life and discipline was very crucial for me to have. The moments of being in a track called "outreach" really showed me how to look past myself and look at the beauty in others. Even encounters shaped my life. Coming into the year, I had different soul ties and was addicted to cigarettes, and today I stand firm to say I have full freedom over those things. My second year was different that’s for sure. It was teaching me how to put my leadership skills into practice. The main thing about my second year that shaped me was the missions trip to Africa. Hearing God promise to me that I would go to Africa and seeing it be fulfilled in a matter of just several weeks was miraculous. Truly California Coast Bible College is more than just a college degree, but it's a supernatural environment waiting to be tapped in to.

AJ Fleitz


When I first stepped foot in Ventura, I had no idea what I was walking in to. But without fail, this program radically changed my life. I wasn't fortunate enough to come from a Christian home, but that didn't stop God from grabbing hold of my heart. When I got to California, it's almost as if God was saying "Finally, kid, you heard Me." I fell in love with this perfect beach town, my apartment of 7 girls who will all be in my wedding, every Pastor who poured countless hours into my life, and most importantly I fell more in love with my Savior.

Taylor Kenyon


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