Programs and Training Offered
Charis Bible College’s initial program offered is the first Year. After successful completion of the First Year and program 2, the Second Year begins. Both programs are divided into three ten-week terms. 240 hours are achieved annually with FT classes, while Pt classes complete 120 hours annually.
Program I can be taken at either a full -time or part-time pace. The part-time course study is a nine-month program with classes beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The full-time course study is a nine-month program with classes beginning at 6:00 until 9:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.
The First Year includes instruction in Old Testament Survey, Bible Covenants, Prosperity, Lifetime of Ministry, Christian Philosophy, Bible Study Methods, and many other classes that will give the student a sold biblical foundation. Emphasis will be on grace, faith, and walking with the Holy Ghost through the work of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Another aspect of the First Year program is practical ministry. Academics are important, but those who are going into the ministry must know how to do the work of the ministry. We strive for a balance between knowledge of the Scripture and practical ministry experience.
Through the training received at Charis Bible College, a student will only be prepared with proper biblical understanding, but will receive training in practical application to meet the needs of God’s people and to bring the lost into the kingdom of God. Each student will be required to serve in the body of Christ 20 hours per term. Opportunities to serve in either the local church, Charis Bible College, or any CBC approved ministry.
Upon the satisfactory completion of this program, a student will receive their certificate of Completion. Students must finish the program before entering the Second Year.
Upon receiving a Certificate of Completion for the First Year, students quality to begin program II, the Second Year.
The Second Year offers hands on-ministry training, class instruction, inter-action groups - IAG’s (small workshop training groups), discipleship, team building projects including a mission trip. This practical training gains the student valuable experience regardless of his or her respective field of ministry or calling.
The following are some of the topics covered in theSecond Year: New Testament Survey, Discipleship Evangelism, Ministry Development, Ministerial Ethics, Missions, and much more. The classes offer important, yet often over looked aspects of ministry.
Relationships are vital for effective ministry. Through team building and actual live working projects, the student will be equipped to serve and minister to the body of Christ more effectively. A part of this is taking a CBC sponsored mission trip. We believe that mission trips are life changing and a valuable part of a student’s training. The students learn how to function as a team in a foreign culture and draw out the gifts that are the inside as they minister. Even if a person never plans to go on the mission field, it will given them a world vision and an understanding of how to help those who are called into missions, as well as the value of learning to work as a team and develop leadership skills. One mission trip is required for the student to graduate.
Upon the successful completion of the Program II, the student will graduate, receive an Associate degree in Biblical Studies and be eligible to be licensed as a minister.