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This program includes instruction in Relationship with God, Basics of Righteousness, Receiving from God, Old Testament Survey, and many other classes that will give the student a solid biblical foundation. Emphasis will be on faith, grace, and walking with the Holy Ghost through the work of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Another aspect of the Bible Training Institute program is "practical ministry." Academics are important, but those who are going into the ministry must know how to do the work of the ministry. We strive for a balance between a knowledge of Scripture and practical ministry experience.

A student enrolled in the Bible Training Institute program will be required to volunteer 6 hours per term in practical ministry in either a local church, Charis Bible College, or any CBC-approved ministry. There are many opportunities to serve depending on one's interests, talents, and available time.

Through the Bible Training Institute, a student will not only be prepared with a proper biblical understanding, but will receive training in the practical application, to meet the needs of God's people and to bring the lost into the kingdom of God.

Upon the satisfactory completion of this program, a student will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students must finish this program before entering the second-year program.


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The following are some of the classes offered in the School of Practical Ministry: New Testament Survey, Ministry of Excellence, Discipleship/Evangelism, Making of a Minister and more. The classes cover very practical aspects of the ministry.

This program offers Inter-Action Groups—IAGs (small workshop/training groups), on-the-job training, class instruction, and mission trips. This is a time of learning by doing: a time for the student to gain valuable experience in his/her respective field of ministry.

Upon the successful completion of the second year, the student will receive a diploma and Ministerial License from Charis Bible College. After two years the student may apply for ordination.


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Experience Charis at a whole new level—in the Leadership Program. Become the leader God has called you to be with our exclusive mix of ministry and business classes at a Charis Bible College Portland!

Has God called you to duplicate the Charis Bible College experience throughout the nations? Then Charis’ newest third-year program, Charis Leadership Program, is for you.

In this practical leadership course you’ll continue developing your teaching and administrative gifts, learn how to run a Charis extension school, and receive leadership coaching from a current Charis director.

In our exclusive mix of ministry and business classes, you’ll hear from experienced pastors, church leaders, and businessmen like: Andrew Wommack, Greg Mohr, Barry Bennett, Paul Milligan, Dr. Dean Radtke, Billy Epperhart, and Bob Yandian. You’ll learn about:

  • The Heart of a Pastor
  • The Evolution of Ministry
  • Anatomy of Revival
  • Developing Healthy Relationships
  • How to Teach
  • Purpose & Processes of a Successful Business
  • Basic CEO Training
  • Money Mastery
  • Raising Leaders
  • Developing Leadership in Ministry
  • And much more!

You’ll even receive systematic training in all aspects of running a Charis extension school, intern with a current Charis Bible College director, put your gifts to work in teaching and administrative labs, and experience first-hand the power of true Biblical leadership.


3rd Year Course Description [Download PDF]
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Charis Bible College Portland
12950 SW Pacific Highway
Suite 245
Tigard, OR 97223


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