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 imformal 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!
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
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
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
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.
WOMMACK- President &