Our Approach to Training

Clearwater College is committed to providing sound biblical, theological and practical ministry-oriented education from a Charismatic/Pentecostal perspective within the historic evangelical tradition. To ensure balanced and well-rounded training for our students, all of our courses and programs are structured on a Head, Heart, Hands, and Heels model.

  • HEAD = TRUTH (wisdom)

    One of the important practices for spiritual transformation is renewing the mind (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23). Our courses and programs are carefully sequenced to help students grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s Word and gain insight for Christian living and service. 


    Jesus taught that the heart is the center of life. Our aim is to help students become passionate for God with a desire to please Him in all they do. Our courses and program components challenge students at the heart level and emphasize the “abiding life” (John 15) to help them develop the fruit of Christ-like character.

  • HANDS = SKILLS (works)

    Each believer is given spiritual gifts and has an important role to play in Christ’s body. We are all called in some fashion to Christian service. At Clearwater College we equip students with a wide range of skills for both lay and vocational ministry.

  • HEELS = LIFESTYLE (walk)

    Christianity is more than a belief system, it is a lifestyle. One’s walk is foundational to one’s talk. Integrated throughout our courses are principles and skills that help students put feet to their faith and experience success in life, marriage, and community.