On Campus Program
Charis Bible College-Gold Coast believes in the importance of academics, but those who are going into the ministry must know how to minister! We strive for a balance between knowledge of Scripture and practical ministry experiences. The first-year is offered in both Day and Night School sessions. Day School runs from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Mon.-Fri. Night School runs from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
First-year courses include Relationship with God, Basics of Righteousness, Receiving from God, and Old Testament Survey to name a few. The curriculum was designed to give students a solid biblical foundation with an emphasis on faith, grace and walking with the Holy Ghost through the work of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In addition to classes, first-year students are required to volunteer 25 hours each term (3 months) in practical ministry either in a local church, Andrew Wommack Ministries Australia, Charis Bible College GC, or other Charis-approved ministries. There are many opportunities to serve depending on your interests, talents, and availability. The Gold Coast is home to many ministries that provide great opportunities for learning!
Upon completion of the first-year program, students receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to enter the second-year Practical Ministry Training at Charis Bible College. Apply to begin your training!
Where the first year sets your foundation in the Word, the second year builds upon it with courses aimed at teaching you to share what you have learned with the world through cross cultural mission trips and practical ministerial training. The emphasis is on learning by doing. The second-year is offered in both Day and Night School sessions. Day School runs from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, Mon.-Fri. Night School runs from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Second-year courses such as New Testament Survey, Ministry of Excellence, Discipleship Evangelism, and Making of a Minister further progress your training. In addition to regular classes, students also engage in Inter-Action Groups (IAGs) – small workshops designed to help you fine tune and practice skills such as public speaking, preparing teachings, prayer, etc.
All second-year students are required to go on a Charis planned mission trip as part of their requirements for graduation. We believe that mission trips are a valuable part of ministry training. Students learn how to function as a team in a foreign culture and unfamiliar surroundings, as well as, how to share the Gospel and communicate through an interpreter. These are life-changing trips. Even if you don’t plan to minister on foreign fields, these trips will expand your world vision and grant you insight to help those who are called to missions.
Charis mission trips are typically between 7-10 days in length. Trips are scheduled throughout the school year and require students to minister through teaching, evangelism, prayer, and drama to both adults and children of different nations. Locations change from year to year based upon hosts and scheduling restrictions. Mission trips are financed through school supported fund raisers that students organize throughout the year.
Upon successfully completing the second-year program, students will receive a degree in Biblical Studies and a Ministerial License.
Students may apply for ordination from Andrew Wommack Ministries upon completion of the requirements two years after graduation. For many students, this will fulfill their educational goals, but for those called to full-time ministry they continue on to our third-year Ministry Training.
3rd Year Intern Program
The 3rd year intern program will be available to those who apply and are accepted by the Charis-GC staff. This will be based upon the character, integrity, and calling on a student’s life as recognized by the administration. The interns will be those who feel a call to open a Charis Bible college somewhere in the world, or to go in to full time ministry.
Begin when you’re ready, study at your own pace and allow God to change your life. We understand not everyone is able to move to our campus location, but our correspondence course is nearly as good as being there! Whether you desire to prepare for the ministry or sit under great teaching for personal development, this Correspondence Program will get you started.
The program is made up of our first-year class sessions, recorded live, edited, and reproduced in DVD or CD format. That’s over 200 hours of teaching by Andrew Wommack and the other Charis instructors divided into (3) terms. Each class consists of 8-DVDs or CDs, a syllabus, and an exam. Each class is approximately (6) hours long.
Once you finish the first-year of Bible College, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You are then eligible to attend the second-year Practical Ministry Training Program at the Gold Coast Campus, or one of our Charis Bible College Extension Schools around the world. The hands-on nature of our second-year program requires students to attend at a Charis campus location, day and night classes are available. This second-year program cannot be offered by correspondence.
The Charis correspondence program can be used for a variety of purposes:
- Personal Edification
- Home Bible Study
- Part of a Home School Curriculum
- In-Church Bible School
- Leadership Training
Our part-time program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be attended in either regular day or night school sessions. A part-time student can with permission attend a day or night school session which is not their regular scheduled classes due to work or emergency situations. Pre-approval will be required.