WELCOME TO CHARIS BIBLE COLLEGE RALEIGH-DURHAM
Our mission is to Equip faithful men and women for the work of the ministry by teaching spiritual truths, imparting biblical knowledge, providing practical ministry opportunities, and grounding them in the message of God's unconditional love and grace.
The Scriptures: We believe that all of Scripture (both the Old and New Testament) is verbally inspired by God and is our final authority in all matters pertaining to doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (II Tim. 3:16, 17).
God: We believe in only one true God; One in essence, nature, and attributes, but existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I Jn. 5:7).
Jesus Christ: We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, of His shed blood on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, of His bodily resurrection and ascension to the Father’s right hand. We do not believe that He is simply “a” way to the Father, but rather the only way through which we can receive righteousness, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is, in fact, our salvation (I Cor. 1:30-31).
Holy Spirit: We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, expressed with speaking in tongues according to Acts 1:8; 2:4; 9:17; 10:44-46; 11:15, 16; and 19:6. We believe this experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth, and can be received by faith (Gal. 3:2).
Salvation: We believe that all who, in repentance and faith, receive the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord are born again (Acts 20:20-21; Rom. 10:9-13). Healing: We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross has provided healing for the human body (Mt. 8:16, 17; Isa. 53:4; I Pet. 2:24).
The Resurrection: We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust; one to everlasting life and one to everlasting damnation (Mt. 25:46).
The Second Coming: We believe in a literal, physical second return of the Lord Jesus Christ (I Th. 1:10; 4:16-17).
The Church: We believe that the universal church is comprised of all true believers who have received salvation through Christ (Eph. 1:22-23). We also believe in and encourage fellowship with a local church (Heb. 10:25).
Gifts of the Spirit: We believe that spiritual gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for the common good and building up of others today (I Cor. 12:7).
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Every successful minister goes through school. It's just a matter of whether it's in a formal educational setting with experienced instructors ready to help, or an informal one through the "school of hard knocks," alone. I took the latter route, and I must say, if you survive, it makes a great testimony.
However, I don't recommend it!
The Lord led me to start Charis Bible College for the purpose of training people for the work of the ministry. He wanted me to take a unique approach; it had to be a combination of the rich teaching of God's Word and practical, hands-on ministry experience.
This was modeled in the Old Testament by Elijah and Elisha with the school of the prophets and in the New Testament when Paul told Timothy to train faithful men to teach others. With this combination, I knew our graduates would be able to avoid many of the problems and hardships I encountered; they would be well prepared.
Whatever God is leading you to do, preparation is never a waste of time. Statistics show that 80% of ministers drop out of the ministry, and 80% of those who stay are on the verge of burnout. I believe the lack of preparation, spiritually, academically, and practically are at the root of these statistics.
Charis Bible College instructors have accumulated decades of experience in ministry, and their experience may very well keep you from becoming a statistic. Two years of preparation is a small price to pay for a lifetime of successful ministry.
If the Lord is speaking to you about attending CBC, call or write and request a catalog. It will help you in your decision.
If you choose to attend, I guarantee you it will change your life and the lives of those around you forever.
ANDREW WOMMACK - President and Founder
I want to tell you about something you can be a part of that’s WAY bigger than either of us: Charis Bible Colleges are opening all over the world. Read these giving opportunities and see if any of them “float your boat”.
CHARIS- Raleigh-Durham General Fund – assists directly with our local school needs without having to draw on World Outreach for financial support. Donations to the General Fund cover our day-to-day operations, equipment purchases, advertising and future expansions.
CHARIS- Raleigh-Durham Mission Fund – sends our second-year students around the globe to spread the gospel and minister the Word. Many missionaries had their start here. Most of the funds for the trip are raised by the students themselves. Ask any CBC graduate what the mission trip did for him or her. You’ll be amazed.
CHARIS- Raleigh-Durham Scholarship Fund – helps second year students in financial problems pay their tuition to stay in school. The funds are awarded by a board of directors and their supervisors to deserving and dedicated students.
Current CHARIS Student – donations offer encouragement, support and show your love for a particular student who needs assistance with their current tuition. (According to US tax regulations, donations for a specific student are not tax deductible.)
Vision & Mission
Vision: Change the body of Christ’s perception of God by preparing and sending leaders to proclaim the truth of the Gospel throughout America and the world.
Mission: Equip faithful men and women for the work of the ministry by teaching spiritual truths, imparting biblical knowledge, providing practical ministry opportunities, and grounding them in the message of God’s unconditional love and grace.