And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets, and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; till we all come into the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13

Christian Life International Bible College is designed to help equip saints for the work of the ministry, whether it be a call to special service or lay ministry. The program will give the student a thorough knowledge of Gods Word with practical experience, preparing him or her to effectively serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

The curriculum at Christian Life International Bible College has grown out of the teaching and development of the school over 30 years. Dr. Houtsma has served as the President of CLIBC from its beginning. Dr. Houtsma has established many Bible Colleges in various nations.
With over 30 years of pastoral ministry and missionary evangelism Dr. Houtsma has brought a wealth of ministry to CLIBC. He ministers in Crusades throughout the world with crowds reaching up to 700,000 people in a single service. In these meetings outstanding miracles of healing of every type of disease and infirmity have taken place.

Along with this rich ministry gleanings from the lecture notes and materials of the various professors during this time have been brought together to create a unique and powerful curriculum that prepares the student for impact in their generation.

Insights into the unfolding purpose of God for His church in these last days are given throughout the teaching. This helps the student see the hand of God at work in our complex world today.

There is a strong need for every student to have opportunity to develop ministry expression in their calling. This is why CLIBC has incorporated the field ministry and internship programs as a part of the students preparation. These programs give opportunity for the student to receive practical experience with oversight and instruction to develop them in their calling.