“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


Devotional Life

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.  


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 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.



California Coast Bible College is training for the race of a lifetime. This program equips you with the necessary tools to grow in your journey with Christ and prepare you for His work. It is engaging in soul-training by weekly prayer and worship, and dynamic lectures from instructors who love God, His Word and impart their knowledge and anointing on you. It is serving in the local church and gaining God's heart for people. It is taking the gospel out and being a voice to this generation.

Liz Carrillo


"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


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


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


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