California Graduate School of Theology is committed
to excellence in preparing Christian workers, and has set before
itself the following aims:
- The school's aim is to equip men and women
who, as servants of Christ, are disciplined in mind, committed
to higher learning, and sensitive to the needs of the world.
- We strive for competence and excellence in study and research.
- We are committed to the ministry of the Word of God through
professional development, spiritual formation, and the dynamics
of pastoral ministry
- We would work to sharpen our sense of the divine call upon
- We would embrace the diversity of ecclesiastical life and
the various personal backgrounds that enrich the spiritual fellowship
of the Church of Jesus Christ
Cal Grad is actively pursuing these ends in the
The study of the entire Bible, not just portions
of it, is a central characteristic of the curriculum. Every
student in Masters level programs studies the 66 books of the
Bible in survey, expositional and exegetical courses in the
departments of the Old and New Testament. Students study the
structural arrangement of scriptural truths in systematic and
Consistent theological approach
California Graduate School of Theology stands
unequivocally committed to the Scriptures, God's inerrant, infallible,
and authoritative written revelation. The school's commitment
to the Scriptures leads it to a system of doctrine in which
the great fundamentals of the Christian faith are affirmed.
From its inception California Graduate School
has been noted for its emphasis upon preparing men and women
for ministry in today's world. To achieve that goal all the
faculty members are academically qualified and experienced in
various areas of Christian ministry. The resulting education,
therefore, is a blend of academic knowledge and practical application
to prepare students for effective service for Christ.
Dynamic spiritual emphasis
Since its beginning, California Graduate School
of Theology has admitted students who give evidence of being
born-again. However, something more than regeneration is needed
for fully understanding the Word of God. To be qualified properly
for the school's instruction, a student must be walking in fellowship
with God so that he or she can be taught by the Holy Spirit.
Recognizing that rising costs have kept students
from getting the education they desire, California Graduate
School of Theology has always provided an affordable education.
This has been done without compromise in the quality of instruction.