Calvary Chapel University desires to be a premier, Christian higher education community loving God, loving others, and making disciples of Jesus Christ.
“Go ye therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES. of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Calvary Chapel University exists to serve lifelong learners and the ministries of Calvary Chapel churches worldwide by offering undergraduate and graduate programs in a Christ-centered community.
We foster an environment characterized by:
- Simply Jesus
- Superior Academics
- Servant Leadership
Calvary Chapel University was prayerfully birthed in 2005 at Calvary Chapel San Diego out of a need to help Christian Schools. Originally called Calvary Chapel Teachers College (CCTC), the vision was very clear, MAKE DISCIPLES. As such, CCTC focused on serving Christian School teachers, administrators, and pastors with a calling toward distinctively Christian education.
In 2008, sharing a fruitful partnership with Calvary Chapel Education Association (CCEA), the time came for CCTC to impact the kingdom of God in a new way. The College of Liberal Arts and College of Biblical studies were added to further equip church and school leaders. The College of Liberal Arts included a degree completion program. CCTC, three separate schools serving the various needs of our community, became Calvary Chapel University (CCU). CCU also became a member of CCEA and the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) at this time.
In 2010, CCU began a wonderful and fruitful season of developing relationships with all the various Calvary Chapel educational entities. The Bible Colleges, Schools of Ministry, School of Worship, and others began to work in concert through prayer and dialogue to see what the Lord may be doing in the sphere of higher education at Calvary Chapel and beyond.
In 2013 CCU incorporated in Florida, operating under a Florida religious exemption, working in partnership with Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. In 2014, CCU launched a Personal Enrichment program offering students a low cost opportunity to take “not for credit” courses at a non-academic level.