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. We offer the following programs to 1st year students:
Full time on-campus program: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday
First Year Charis Hybrid Program: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, every Saturday of the school term.
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, full-time, first-year students are required to volunteer 2.5 hours per week in a Charis approved ministry. There are many opportunities to serve depending on your interests, talents and availability.
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. Through cross cultural mission trips and practical ministerial training, the courses are aimed at teaching you to share what you have learned with the world. The emphasis is on learning by doing.
We offer the following programs to 2nd year students:
Full time Day School program: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday
2nd Year Charis Hybrid Program: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm, every Saturday during the school term
Second-year courses such as New Testament Survey, Ministry of Excellence, Biblical Leadership and Making of a Minister will 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 trips are life-changing. 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.
Upon the successful completion of the second-year Practical Ministry Training, the student may apply for their minister’s licence with Andrew Wommack Ministries.
For many students, this will fulfil their educational goals. Those called to full-time ministry may apply to continue on to our third-year Ministry Training Program.
3rd Year Ministry Training Program
The ministry leadership Program is a hybrid of leadership, business and ministry courses; along with practical ministry to prepare students for their future Ministry or Business.
Charis Hybrid Program
Charis Hybrid Program is a one year program for 1st-year and 2nd-year students that gives the experience of on-campus life while still being able to study at home. The Charis Hybrid Program schedule is from 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. every Saturday of the school term. This schedule has been found to be more conducive to busy students’ work lives, and more convenient for long-distance travel.
The core teachings are watched at home at the same pace as on-campus students using our online Learning Management System. Every Saturday, students all come together where there is live teaching, interactive groups, evangelistic training, worship, fellowship and much more. Students build relationships that last a lifetime.
Enrol in the Charis Hybrid Program and enjoy wonderful fellowship with like-minded believers as you are transformed by the amazing message of God’s unconditional love and grace.