Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe first found its home in Austria, it was mainly a place where mature believers came to grow deeper in their knowledge and understanding of the Word in order to be raised up as passionate disciples for Christ. A high priority was placed on principles of leadership as CCBCE began to take a much more serious approach toward the discipleship and raising up of pastors and ministry leaders throughout Europe.
In moving to Hungary, the focus became more missional. When we first started the program in Hungary, there would be between 30-60 Hungarians onsite who were being raised up to go plant churches or become involved in ministry at their church. Even though there was an outreach focus in Austria, outreach became more of the life blood of the campus when it moved to Hungary. With so many church plants relatively close to each other, it was very easy for the students to build and connect in relationships with local fellowships and help them grow, evangelize, and utilize their giftings. In moving to Hungary, we truly became a birthplace of missionaries.
Throughout our years in Vajta, the missional focus continued to grow. CCBCE is a launching pad for missionaries, church planters, and leaders in this generation. It became clear that the Great Commission lived out through this ministry would be best exemplified in the heart of one of Europe’s largest cities. Moving the college to Budapest, Hungary provided many opportunities for our students to invest themselves in the many church plants in and around the city.
Fall 2020-The Future
Fall 2020, CCBCE is on the move to Tbilisi, Georgia which is strategically positioned as a bridge between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Georgia is surrounded by nations that have historically been difficult to reach with the gospel. And yet, the doors of many of these places are now shaking. God is doing a work throughout the world and we believe that He is going to continue using CCBCE to train pioneering leaders to venture into these places and beyond with the gospel. We are encouraged by the different seasons and locations God has taken CCBCE. Join us as we continue on this new adventure in Tbilisi and see the ways the Lord might use us next in this city, nation, continent, and throughout the world.