Charis Bible College Zimbabwe

Curriculum - Charis Bible College Zimbabwe

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FIRST YEAR — Foundational Teaching and Ministry Program

Before the practical aspects of ministry can be explored, it’s very important that each student has a firm foundation in the Word of God. This includes: the understanding of God’s unconditional love, the balance between grace and faith, relationship with God, godly character, the basics of righteousness, the Holy Spirit, prosperity, Bible covenants, keys to personal growth, life vision, and much more. Upon completion of this course, one is awarded a certificate, which sets an entry level to second year.


SECOND YEAR — Advanced Instruction & Practical Training Program

In the second year, the emphasis moves to practical ministry. In small interaction groups, students learn to do the work of the ministry. They conduct weddings, funerals, and baby dedications. They learn to prepare and deliver messages, plan and promote conferences, run children’s church, and more.
Second-year students are also required to take one foreign missions trip. Although they do not pay for the trip directly, it becomes a practical training opportunity for them to raise money for ministry projects. Students remember these trips as life-changing events and the highlight of their college experience.
Important elective classes are also available to second-year students. Examples include: counselling and life guidelines, family, church planting, church history, church government, and others. Upon completion of this course, one is awarded a diploma in school of ministry.


THIRD YEAR — Apprenticeship Program

This provides an excellent opportunity for students to move from the classroom into ministry. No longer a student, they will now serve on staff in a variety of capacities, have opportunity to teach, and learn the behind-the-scenes aspects of ministry. Apprentices receive priority consideration when opportunities arise to begin a new extension school, plant a church, or start a mission’s outreach. Improvements to this programme are currently being implemented. Apprentice students will have the privilege of going through some special leadership courses by Dr. John Maxwell as well as God’s Generals, Apologetics and The Truth Project.