After pastoring for more than a decade in Southern California, my heart was stirred about the need and opportunity to train leaders in SE Asia, especially in the Philippines. I came over to train pastors and leaders in Inductive Bible Study (IBS) in 1990. In 1995, I was asked by Ptr John Michaels to start up a Bible College for Calvary Chapel. After much prayer, God gave me the vision for what became the ministry of CCTC, a 3-fold ministry. Our foundation was the training of leaders in IBS, so the curriculum for the school was built upon this foundation. Later we were able to develop a missions component, and even sent out our first missionaries from CCTC toThailand in 2002.
Our vision has always been to equip leaders, including pastors, missionaries and church planters. Our process for equipping them has been both mobile (bringing workshops to many locations) and at our base in the beautiful site of Dumaguete City. We have seen many people come through our ministry as students and staff, all have been challenged to grow in their faith, as well as walk by faith. Many of our students have been challenged beyond what they thought possible. The continuing product has been fruitful ministry being established, not only in the Philippines, but beyond.
There are several ministries that have sprung up in the Philippines, Malaysia and in Thailand that have been established by our graduates and staff. The blessing is knowing that the vision is still being fulfilled, and is still reaching beyond our physical location in Dumaguete City. God has granted us great blessing and fruit these past 19 years (since 1995), that was born out of a decade of ministry experience prior to CCTC being established. We trust that CCTC will continue being both fruitful and challenging for anyone who would come to be a part of this ministry, for as many years that remain till the Lord returns.
May God bless you, as He has blessed us these many years, that you may be faithful and fruitful in the Lord and His Kingdom, as we pursue His calling in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Only by His grace,
Ptr Trip Kimball, founding director/ CCTCPastor Trip Kimball’s Blog