Philosophy of Education

Based on our conviction of the inerrancy of Scripture as found in our Statement of Faith, all teaching and learning must of necessity flow from the concepts of education found in the Bible. These include:

  • The imperative of wisdom (Deuteronomy 4:6; Job 12:13; Psalm 51:6; Proverbs 2:6, 3:13)
  • The need for proper instruction (Exodus 24:12; Job 33:16; Proverbs 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:1)
  • The command for change (Romans 2:12; 2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • The requirement for learning (Deuteronomy 5:1; Psalm 119:71; Jeremiah 10:2; Matthew 11:29)
  • The obligation of humility (Proverbs 15:3; Philippians 2:3; 1Peter 5:5)

Northern California Bible College is an organization that honors Jesus Christ and brings glory to God by seeking to develop individuals to perceive all aspects of their lives as a sacred calling of God.

Every lesson/course remains consistent with generally accepted biblical interpretation established by  rules of hermeneutics, as presented by Conner K.J. & Malmin K. Interpreting the Scriptures (1983) City Christian Publishing, Portland, Oregon

Along with the individually chosen coursework, the NCBC philosophy of education includes the idea that the shared life of the instructor is as relevant to the overall learning experience of the student than the actual content of a course. Hence, those selected to teach, be it online or on campus, must model the careful attention of their own spiritual development and humbly reveal that to the students whenever possible. Following the idea that “you teach a little by what you say, more by what you do, but most of all by who you are”, it is imperative that all NCBC employees, but particularly the instructors, make conscious efforts to reveal their personal efforts to grow in Christlikeness, whatever that may be.