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Welcome to the Calvary Chapel Chino Valley (CCCV) Bible College! We are excited to have you consider being a part of the vision that the Lord has instilled in our heart.
It is our desire to equip men and women to be prepared to serve the Lord in every area of their lives. We want them to be disciples of Jesus who are known for love and service. With this vision in mind, we aspire to reach this goal by providing an academically challenging curriculum in various theological and ministry related themes such as servanthood, apologetics, missions, ministry leadership, pastoral ministry, and worship. It is our hope that students will have a deeper love for the Lord, His Word, and others as they study with us at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley Bible College.
The Calvary Chapel Bible College (CCBC) is a non-denominational institution and ministry of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. The CCBC Main Campus is located in Murrieta, CA and is known as Calvary Chapel Bible College, Murrieta.
The Calvary Chapel Chino Valley Bible College acts as an affiliate to the Main Campus. CCBC affiliates are considered legitimate schools that are led under the direction of a Calvary Chapel affiliate pastor. We are independent and autonomous, yet offer opportunities for students to earn Bible college credit in a classroom style setting. For CCBC affiliates the goal is to be able to provide opportunities for the church Body to go deeper in the study of the Word of God outside of regular church services. For those aiming to attain an associate’s degree in theology, or a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies our courses are approved to be transferrable to CCBC, Murrieta and other affiliate campuses.
CCBC and CCCV Bible College are not accredited, and are not currently pursuing accreditation for two main reasons. First, they wish to continue having local pastors teach Bible classes. Some of these pastors— although called by God, gifted, and experienced in teaching—do not have Masters Degrees. Second, CCBC wants to keep the cost of tuition affordable so that more students have the opportunity to study and remain free from school debt. Accreditation by a recognized agency would make it more difficult for CCBC to maintain these priorities. Instead, they have chosen to remain unaccredited and seek to demonstrate the credibility of CCBC through compliance with generally accepted accreditation standards, articulation agreements with accredited colleges, and especially through the spiritually fruitful lives of the students who have attended.
A school is accredited when it has been investigated and found worthy of approval by an accrediting agency. Accreditation alone (or the lack of it) does not determine whether or not a school is legitimate or credible, since not all accreditation is equal. Some accrediting agencies are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), but others are not recognized. Also, some schools are based outside of the U.S. and are accredited by standards which differ from those of the recognized agencies in the U.S. Prospective students should be aware of these important distinctions.
Many opportunities have been available for students who are called to pursue education beyond CCBC even though academic degrees are not the main goal of our program. Although we are not accredited by a government-recognized accrediting agency, many accredited colleges have accepted some of our courses in transfer, and our Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree has been accepted by some of the finest seminaries in the nation.
If you would like more information on how to earn an accredited Bachelors in Theology, visit our Degree Programs page.
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