our motto

"Equipping for Life and Ministry"

our mission

Clearwater College serves to extend Christ’s Kingdom by providing theological education and training that is biblical, practical, and transformational for the purpose of equipping and mentoring Spirit-empowered servant leaders for Christian life and ministry.

our values

at clearwater college, We are passionate about . . .

  • 1. Encountering God

    God delights to have relationship with His children. Jesus Himself defines eternal life as knowing “the only true God and Jesus Christ” (John 17:3). Without experiencing the reality of God’s love and presence through Christ and His Spirit, Christianity is reduced to a mere intellectual creed without life and without hope.

    At Clearwater College, our pursuit of God is Trinitarian. We are passionate about encountering God

    • Through loving, worshiping, and seeking the Father
      (Matthew 22:36-38; John 4:23; Hebrews 11:5-6).
    • Through knowing, following, and pleasing the Son
      (Philippians 3:8-11; Mark 8:34; 2
      Corinthians 5:9-10).
    • Through being empowered, led, and taught by the Holy Spirit
      (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:14; John 16:13-14).
  • 2. Biblical Instruction

    The Word of God is foundational to all of Christian faith and practice. It is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteous, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

    "I personally can testify to the transforming power of God’s Word. The Word of God coupled with pouring out my heart to God in response to His Word and allowing that Word to penetrate my life has brought victory over anger, bitterness, and sinful practices. God’s Word has changed my thinking, my values, my moral standards, and my priorities. It has shaped my relationships, my family, my purpose in life, my world view, and my work ethic. It has given me hope, comfort, and encouragement. God’s Word has brought the convicting light of the Holy Spirit to the deepest recesses of my soul. It has dispelled the darkness of Satanic lies and faulty thinking, and as a result freed me from guilt, depression, and fear. God’s Word has fed me, taught me, and equipped me. It has been one of the primary instruments used by God’s Spirit to literally transform my life."

    ~ Paul Reich

    President of Clearwater College

    At Clearwater College, we have seen the power of God’s Word at work in the lives of students for more than 45 years. We are passionately committed to the accurate and relevant teaching of God’s Word enabling students to be grounded and to grow in their faith.

  • 3. Authentic Community

    The Christian life is not a solo affair; it is a life lived in relationship. Christ has called believers to belong to His family and to walk in love with others (John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14). It is in the context of authentic and caring community that human selfishness is challenged and spiritual growth takes place. It is only in relationships that we truly learn to love, forgive, be patient, show deference, and serve (Philippians 2:1-11).

    At Clearwater College, we cherish and intentionally cultivate a family culture of acceptance, grace, honesty, and accountability. Our family culture provides a safe place for students to be vulnerable and experience the healing and transformation that an authentic community can provide.

  • 4. Life Transformation

    God’s intention is that His children will be conformed to the image of Christ, reflecting His character in all they think, say, and do (Romans 8:29). Christ came to set us free, not only from the penalty of sin, but also from the power of sin and Satan (Romans 6:1-14; 1 John 3:4-10).

    At Clearwater College, we are passionate about students finding healing and freedom in Christ. We encourage life transformation …

    Through the transforming, healing, and delivering ministry of the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit effectively applies the work of Christ to heal the brokenness of the soul and set us free from sin’s power (2 Corinthians 3:18; Romans 8:12-14; Galatians 5:16-25).

    Through the practice of spiritual disciplines - The practice of spiritual disciplines (such as prayer, Bible reading, fasting, meditation, confession, repentance, listening, and journaling) gives opportunity for regular personal encounter with God, renewing the mind, and the transforming work of God’s Spirit.

    Through relational discipleship and mentoring - Clearwater College provides regular mentoring opportunities for students through trust-based small groups and optional one-on-one coaching. If desired, students and mentors can form a Maturity Action Plan (M.A.P.) to assist the students in personal growth and help them reach their God-given potential. Prayer, dialogue, resourcing, and celebration fill these times shared by mentor and student while meeting in an office, on a walk, or going for ice cream off campus. 

  • 5. Ministry Preparation

    Jesus has gifted and called all believers to some level of service within His body (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10-11). He has also called us to do good works that bring glory to His Father (Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 2:12). Though some are called to full-time vocational ministry, all are called to serve Christ through serving others.

    At Clearwater College, we are committed to equipping students with knowledge, skills, creativity, and hands-on experience for effective ministry in the church, workplace, artistic community, and in the world.

  • 6. Outreach & Missions

    Jesus has commissioned the church to make disciples of all nations and to lovingly minister to those in need (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:19-20). As Christ’s body, we are His mouth and hands to bring His message, His ministry, and His love to a needy world.

    Clearwater College is passionate about preparing and mobilizing laborers for the fields that are “white for harvest” (John 4:35). We are committed to impacting the world with the Gospel of Christ through both serving action and evangelistic proclamation.

    As you can see, Clearwater College is passionate! We are passionate about God, His Word, and His purposes. It is these passions that compel us to do what we do. I invite you to join us and share our passion!