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As Jesus is the head of the church, so is he the head of Hope International University. As the Gospel is to be lived out in the world, so Ministry is the heartbeat of Hope International University. As Scripture is God•s expression of love to us, so the Bible is the lifeblood of Hope International University.
Our University believes in the priesthood of all believers. This statement means that all Christians are ministers regardless of their occupations. However, Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies exists to train professional leaders for church and parachurch ministry.
Our philosophy is one of education and experience. We stress analytical thinking about life, ministry, theology, and Scripture. You will be challenged and stretched as you dig into the Biblical text. You will be educated experientially as well as academically. An extensive practicum is expected in your chosen area of ministry. You will be mentored and have hands-on experience. The classroom and •real world• will be married in a harmonious manner.
My hope is that you will share your journey with us. My hope is that you will let us share our journey with you. My dream is that you fulfill your dreams. Welcome to Hope! Welcome to Pacific Christian College of Ministry and Biblical Studies!
Joseph C. Grana II, D.Min.
Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies