3rd Year Schools:
"Would you like flies with that order?"
“Turn Theory into Practice on the Field.”
The Missions School is designed to prepare students for missions ministry. After receiving extensive classroom training from veteran ministers and missionaries, students turn theory into practice by spending six weeks on a foreign mission field, gaining hands-on experience in a cross-cultural ministry environment. In addition to receiving instruction in how to raise support for a missions ministry, students also participate in cross-training in Charis’s Media, Ministry, and Creative Arts Schools.
Top 5 Features of the Missions School
1. Our six-weeks on-the-field mission experience gives the student an opportunity to experience missionary life first-hand and for a long enough time to begin to truly understand what kind of commitment missionary life demands.
2. Our students are required to raise their own funds for the missionary experience.
3. We spend a time each term visiting various missionary organizations in the Colorado Springs area so that the students can get an inside look at what it takes to run a missionary operation.
4. Numerous missionaries make on-campus visits as guest speakers and instructors for special courses.
5. Practical workshops allow the students to develop necessary skills such as developing sermon outlines, speaking in public, working with interpreters, praying with the sick, witnessing, performing dramas and puppet plays, and speaking elementary Spanish.
What type of person should enroll in Missions School?
People who are willing to have flies in their rice -- based on a joke about being able to tell a missionary because he can eat his rice even when a fly lands in it. In fact, a hardcore missionary may even toss the rice and go for the fly because he is so tired of an all-rice diet.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, DR. DELRON SHIRLEY: Dr. Delron Shirley is founder and president of Teach All Nations Mission, an evangelical educational ministry. He is also the director of the School of Missions at Charis Bible College in Colorado Springs and serves as a consultant for Every Home for Christ in their discipleship department. Before moving to Colorado, Delron served for twenty-five years as dean of World Harvest Bible College and Indiana Christian University and worked as a chaplain in Yosemite National Park.
Apply to Charis Missions School
Charis Third Year is available to graduates of Charis Bible College only.
Many of our campuses offer a Third Year program where students apply for an internship at the school, but the Business, Creative Arts, Media, Ministry, Missions, Practical Government or Worship schools are exclusive to the Woodland Park, Colorado campus. The Leadership Program is exclusive to select Charis Campuses, including Colorado.