Year 2 Courses

Someone once said, “If it weren’t for people, the ministry would be great.” However, the ministry is all about people, so it’s critically important to learn how to develop relationships and develop them with the right people. When conflict does arise—and it will—it’s also crucial to know how to resolve that conflict according to the Word of God. God’s solution works, but you have to know it to put it into practice.

This course is designed to show the student how to study the Bible in a useable way in their daily lives. In this course we will first look at the importance of the systematic study of the Scriptures and then show the practical steps on how to do it. In this course the student will learn how to outline verses of scripture, how to use reference materials to assist in their study, and how to use bible software programs on a PC or tablet to get the most out of their study of the Word of God. The goal of this course is to equip students to study the Bible for themselves and to make it a daily discipline in their life.

This course will lay a foundation for the growth and development of the student as a leader. Various Bible leaders and attributes will be studied. We will uncover the leadership mystery of why some leaders succeed and others fail. Growth, creativity, influence, team building, and many other attributes of leadership will be covered.

Discover how to build and enjoy a vibrant relationship with God. Come to know that relationship with God is not just on Sundays or in a crisis, but it is a lifestyle. Learn keys to knowing God better than ever before!

This is an overview of the New Testament that notes its place in God’s revelation to man. In this class, students will study the author, historical setting, purpose, and theme of each book; special attention is given to some of the key passages.

Life is filled with temptations to live in extremes. A successful and stress-free life and ministry requires achieving a proper balance between sure principles that seem to oppose one another. This course will help you live in a healthy tension between the following principles: grace and faith, the ministry of the Word and the Spirit, vision and wisdom, sound doctrine and unity of the brethren, love and discipline, compassion and confrontation, forgiveness and trust, and being led by the Spirit and submission to authority.

A study of the spiritual laws that govern creation and how we can cooperate with those laws in order to enjoy victorious Christian living.

Wisdom and maturity aren’t automatic or by chance. We can be intentional about the depth of our growth. This course is about the core concepts and practical skills that make us unshakeable and unstoppable.

This will introduce many practical skills that will help students become better public speakers and ministers.

The purpose of this course is to address one of the most misunderstood subjects in the body of Christ today—Missions! Through the study of the scriptures, the Biblical Basis of Missions teaching will bring a biblical understanding of what the Great Commission is, to whom it is given, and the challenge that is before us.

One of the greatest challenges in life is to get along with other people around us, may it be in the work place, at home and at Church or in ministry. Up to 87% of our success in life is directly related to our ability to get along with other people. The problem with relationships is that 90-95% of the people that we deal with in life are either moderately or severely insecure people. To compound this, most of the time we are also insecure ourselves and herein lies the problem. There is nothing that kills a relationship or a vision, and a ministry quicker than personal and unresolved insecurities. It is important to realize that getting along with other people has more to do with us than it has to do with them. Even though knowing God’s love will effortlessly change us and influence the way we relate to others, we sometimes still need to practically work on getting along with other people.

Learn about the nature of God as revealed in the covenants He made with people. Explore God’s covenant with Adam, Abraham, and Israel, and then consider the New Covenant fully revealed in the New Testament.

God gives us specific instruction in I Cor. 12:1 not to be ignorant of spiritual gifts. Yet this is something many Christians and churches are most ignorant about. These wonderful gifts are given to us to access when our knowledge of the Word (not the Word) and natural resources are not enough to get ourselves and others through a difficult time in life. The basis of our study will be from I Cor. 12, 13, & 14. The goal of this course is to equip each student to understand, be comfortable with, and be confident in releasing and operating the gifts in order. We will provide time during class to activate the gifts.

This course will cover various topics related to speaking and teaching in public.

Learn how to focus on your God-given calling, developing a clear vision, and learning practical strategies to stay the course, fulfilling your purpose.

This subject deals with recognizing the ability of God through our lives in ministry. Learning how to appropriate the supernatural ability of God in our lives, it deals with the supernatural powers that be, including: 1) Angelic, 2) Demonic Spirits, 3) The overcoming victorious powers of our Lord.

Learn the ten essential leadership qualities that develop first out of your relationship with God.

A course designed to answer the most prevalent questions that many Christians have concerning the Bible and the ways of God in the world. Questions to be answered will include those dealing with suffering and tragedies, the Trinity, Job, Paul’s thorn, Ananias and Sapphira, Sabbath keeping and many others.

This is an exciting class that discusses the Person and the work of the Holy Spirit. Not only will you learn how He has worked throughout history, but how He works in your life.

God has given each of us a unique purpose and destiny to fulfill. Yet our highest purpose is to be conformed to the image of His Son – Rom. 8:28-29. This course is a study in how you may appropriate and manifest the life of Christ – His character and nature – in the earth today. The focus of this teaching is to help you identify and yield to the image of Christ and to walk in Christ-likeness.

Paul tells us to walk in the Spirit in Galatians 5:16, but he does not explain there what it means or how to do it. In this course you will learn scripturally what walking in the Spirit is and how to do it! You will also see how you can be led by the Spirit in every area of your life. This course will help you walk out God’s plan for your life!

Attend Bible College, complete the required courses, receive your ministerial license and ordination papers, and then you are a minister, right? Wrong! God’s ways are not man’s ways. This course will help you understand the difference between man’s and God’s qualifications for ministers. By the end of this course you will either be determined to prepare your heart or stay as far away from ministry as possible.

Maximize your ministry potential and increase your leadership skills and influence. Identify and establish the core values that will shape your character and increase your kingdom influence. Learn the essential traits that define a leader in the kingdom of God.

This course will prepare students for ministry situations they may encounter in the future. Topics will include weddings, funerals, baby dedications, and more.

Learn that the goal of the Cross was to reveal the depths of God’s love and teach you how to have a deep life changing relationship! Learn how to grow in greater understanding as you see this amazing love story towards you open up through study of the Word!

This course will equip the student to define and apply to their lives Biblical foundations dealing with God’s plan for salvation and spiritual growth. The goal is to strengthen each student’s spiritual life and walk and to cause their teaching ministry to be more effective.

Exploring the difference between Christianity and other world religions.

This course will look at the history of the church throughout the ages.

Get a fuller understanding of your new identity in Christ, the value of your identity in Christ, and how that identity helps you fulfill the purpose and plan of God for your life.

A study of the early church and the keys to its power. Emphasis will be placed on the message of the early church, the purpose of the Holy Spirit, the power of the Name, the importance of the Word, the power of prayer, and the mission and growth of the church.

Since day one in the garden it has always been God’s intention and purpose that every man, woman and child, find and live a life that is comfortable, gracious, and pleasant! Living our dreams both in lives and ministry does not only come with the gifting God has given you, or the opportunities you have but by the process of habitually practicing, exercising and preparing your gifting! There is nothing more beautiful for God our Father, than to see us find and live as it were (in the sweet spot) of our lives and ministry.

In this course we will review factual and persuasive arguments that support the Christian worldview along with teaching the skills needed to defend fundamental Biblical truths in the public arena.

This course evaluates current world issues in light of the eternal truths of the word of God.

In this class we will learn how to effectively teach and preach. From the preparation to the delivery, we will prepare you to become the best teacher you can be.

This class will help you to receive a deep revelation of the truth and the power of the Spirit of God living in you. Learn to live a supernatural life.

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Adjunct Instructor

Duane Sheriff

Duane Sheriff is the senior founding pastor of Victory Life Church, a multi-campus church headquartered in Durant, Oklahoma. Pastor Duane is an author and speaker who travels around the world speaking at conferences and churches. He also serves as an instructor at Charis Bible College, teaching a personal presentation of the Gospel that resurrects hope and ignites faith.

Dean of Worship Arts and Healing School

Daniel Amstutz

Daniel and his wife, Tracy, have been married for over forty years and have two children and seven grandchildren. Daniel is an ordained minister, a published songwriter and recording artist. He holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Colorado and a bachelor of theology degree from Christian Life School of Theology. Daniel is the president of Daniel Amstutz Collective, Inc., a non-profit that connects generations in spirit and truth. He loves to help people become free through the Word of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Adjunct Instructor

Arthur Meintjes

Arthur Meintjes, originally from South Africa, trained at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife Cathy now reside in Colorado and travel the world preaching the Gospel with Kingdom Life Ministries. Arthur is also an adjunct instructor at Charis Bible College where he teaches first and second year classes for both the day and night school. He teaches with integrity and openness, so that hearts and lives will be changed and people will realize their acceptance by God and value as human beings.

Director of Business School

Paul Milligan

Paul Milligan and his wife, Patsy, have been married for forty-four years and have three children and nine grandchildren. Paul has over thirty-five years of experience in the corporate world and twenty-eight years in building his own companies. Paul is currently chairman of the board of Solaris Healthcare, Inc., and has been a member of the board of directors of Andrew Wommack Ministries/Charis Bible College since 2003. He now serves as the Director of the Year 3 Business School.

Vice Presidents and Director

Mike & Carrie Pickett

Mike and Carrie Pickett were married in 2006 and have two children. They lived sixteen years in Russia as full-time missionaries. Carrie graduated from Charis Bible College in 1999 and moved to Russia to plant a Charis Campus, where Mike would get connected and eventually direct Andrew Wommack Ministries, Russia. Now they are the Vice Presidents of Charis Bible College as well as instructors, dedicated to using the Word of God to raise up leaders.

Executive Director of Communications

Elizabeth Fumero Muren

Elizabeth was born in Honduras to missionary parents. After marrying her husband, Robert, they traveled in thirteen countries with a stage musical called The Covenant, using song, music, and dance to tell the story of God’s love for His people. In October 2012, their friends in Norway introduced Robert and Elizabeth to the teachings of Andrew Wommack. Shortly thereafter, Elizabeth contacted Andrew for his feedback on their screenplay, and they were invited to perform God with Us at Charis Bible College. The Murens have been producing musicals in partnership with Andrew Wommack Ministries and Charis since 2014, with the sole purpose of reaching the world with the Word of God.

Director of Practical Government School

Mark Cowart

Mark Cowart was born on April 2nd, 1958. He and Linda were married in 1985 and have three children and two grandchildren. Mark began in ministry in 1983 when he started volunteering in his local church. He and Andrew Wommack met at a meeting in 1978 and he now serves as the Director of the Year 3 Practical Government School. Mark Cowart is also the senior pastor of Church For All Nations, where he focuses on empowering people to carry out the Great Commission.

Chief Executive Officer

Billy Epperhart

Billy Epperhart began in ministry in 1978 and gained experience as a youth pastor and senior pastor. As a CEO and Founder of his own real estate company, he owned and supervised a multi-million-dollar real estate portfolio located in five different real estate markets. Billy is also a public speaker who has authored seven books. Billy is now the CEO of Andrew Wommack Ministries, Charis Bible College and Truth and Liberty. His two nonprofits; WealthBuilders and Tricord Global, help people to make sense of making money for making a difference.

Adjunct Instructor

Lawson Perdue

Lawson Perdue and his wife, Barbara, have been in full-time ministry for over thirty years and are the senior pastors of Charis Christian Center in Colorado Springs. Lawson was called to preach in 1978 through the ministry of Andrew Wommack. He challenges his students to break out of the mold, emphasizing abundant life and identity in Jesus Christ.

Executive Director of Academics

Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett was born on December 30th 1981. Daniel and Ashley Bennett were married in 2014 and have three children. After serving in the Air Force and on the mission field, he attended Charis and graduated from Year 3 Business School. He has been on staff since 2014, and now serves as the Executive Director of Academics, seeing students grow in their relationship with God and walking in victory.

Ministry Ambassador

Wendell Parr

Wendell Parr was born on March 19th, 1943. Wendell and Linda were married in 1963 and have two children, one grandchild, and two great-grandchildren. Wendell started in ministry in 1973 when he began pastoring a church. He became connected with Andrew Wommack in 1989 at the Minister’s Conference in Buena Vista. He would go on to help Andrew start Charis Bible College in 1994 as well as plant the first international Charis campus in England in 1997. Wendell continues to teach at Charis Bible College and holds the title of Ministry Ambassador; sharing the Word of God and encouraging believers to keep their eyes on Jesus.

Director of Ministry School

Greg Mohr

Greg Mohr was born on December 4th, 1951. He is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, and has earned a master’s degree in leadership from Southwestern Christian University. Greg and Janice were married in 1971 and have four children and twelve grandchildren. He began in ministry in 1976 through street ministry, a bus ministry, as well as being a children’s pastor. Greg served as senior pastor of River of Life Church in Decatur, Texas, for twenty-four years. He heard Andrew’s teaching on a cassette tape in 1981 and from there invited him to speak at his church every year. He now serves as Executive Director of A.R.M.I. as well as teaching at Charis Bible College, helping students grow in wisdom, Christlikeness, and grace.

Senior Instructor

Barry Bennett

Barry Bennett was born on August 18th, 1952. Barry is a graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. He and Betty Kay were married in 1978 and have three children and eight grandchildren. Barry began in the Ministry in 1978 as a missionary in Mexico, and would go on to serve for 12 years in Chile and Guatemala. Barry was introduced to Andrew Wommack through his radio show and came to work at Andrew Wommack Ministries in 2007 and is now the Senior Instructor at Charis Bible College, Woodland Park, ministering on many topics focusing on the goodness of God and hearing His voice. 

Assistant Vice President & Director

Carrie Pickett

Carrie Pickett graduated from Charis Bible College in 1999 and moved to Russia to plant a Charis campus. While in Russia, Carrie met her husband, Mike. Together they grew the Russian ministry to reach over ten Russian-speaking nations. After sixteen years in Russia, Carrie and Mike relocated to Colorado, where Carrie now serves as the assistant vice president of Charis Bible College and International Operations of Andrew Wommack Ministries. She also serves as Director of Charis Bible College Woodland Park and the Director of the Global Training School. She has a heart to reach the world with the grace message and to see powerful ministers raised up with a Great Commission vision.

Adjunct Instructor

Rick McFarland

Rick McFarland was born on December 3rd, 1967. Rick and Joann were married in 2001. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1991. He then graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1993. He also attended and graduated from the School of the Local Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1996. Rick was a singles pastor at Grace Church for sixteen years and moved to Colorado in 2011 to attend Charis Bible College with his wife, Joann, where he would graduate from the Year 3 Ministry School. Rick is the senior pastor of River Rock Church in Colorado Springs and teaches several core classes at Charis including Principles of Grace and Faith and How to Study the Bible.

Chief of Staff

Will Royer

A 2013 graduate of Charis, Will came to the ministry with a background in public education, later completing certifications in formal process improvement and business administration. He began his journey with the ministry in the call center, and since that time, has overseen diverse departments such as Project Management, Process Improvement, Conferences and Events, Product Fulfillment, Communications, and College Operations. Having demonstrated an inspired ability to train and develop leaders, he now serves Mike & Carrie Pickett in building out Charis Bible College worldwide.

Guest Speaker

Jesse Duplantis

Jesse Duplantis has traveled throughout the world since 1978 preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesse founded Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM) with a desire to use every available voice to cover the earth with God’s love. JDM has its International Headquarters in Destrehan, Louisiana as well as additional offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Guest Speaker

David Barton

David Barton is the Founder of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. David is the author of numerous best-selling books and a sought-after speaker. David is also a frequent guest on a number of national media programs, and is a host on a daily radio show, WallBuilders Live. He serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the US Supreme Court  His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval.

Guest Speaker

Timothy Barton

Timothy Barton is the President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our religious, moral, and constitutional heritage. Tim is an ordained minister and has worked in a variety of church staff positions, including as youth minister, worship leader, and assistant pastor. Tim has been a guest on numerous national television and radio programs including The Ben Shapiro Show, the Glenn Beck Program, Louder With Crowder, TBN, Andrew Wommack Ministries, and many others. He is also a writer for the Epoch Times. Regardless of where he is, Tim speaks into the lives of those around him, encouraging them to live passionately and to follow Christ whole-heartedly.

Guest Speaker

Bill Federer

Bill Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. Bill gained national recognition for lecturing and writing, receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from American Christian College in 2004; and an Honorary Doctorate of Global Leadership from Midwest University in 2013. In addition to serving on numerous advisory boards, Bill is an original signer of the Manhattan Declaration.

Guest Speaker

Bob McEwen

Bob McEwen is Senior Advisor with the nationally recognized law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald. As such he maintains offices in Cincinnati and Washington, DC. An Ohio native, Bob McEwen represented Ohio in the United States House of Representatives for six terms. Prior to his Congressional service, he operated a successful Ohio Real Estate and Development firm as well as serving three terms in the Ohio General Assembly as the Senior Republican on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee. An outstanding communicator, Mr. McEwen is a leading advocate for pro-family interests and free-market economics. As such, he maintains an active international speaking schedule.

Guest Speaker

Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar is a founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI). He’s a world-renowned Bible teacher, sought-after conference speaker, and bestselling author with hundreds of books, CDs, and DVDs in distribution worldwide. He is the author of such game-changing books as The Radical Life of Grace and Why I Hate Religion, and his award-winning Changing Your World television broadcast reaches nearly 1 billion homes. Creflo Dollar and his wife, Taffi, have five children, and they live in Atlanta.

Adjunct Instructor

Alex McFarland

Alex McFarland is a Christian apologist, author, evangelist, religion and culture analyst, and advocate for biblical truth. Alex was the third president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and College, located in Charlotte, NC, from 2001 until 2005. He has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

Executive Director of Operations

Caleb Stewart

Caleb Stewart started as a youth pastor in 2009 and continued in full-time ministry for the next five years. After hearing Andrew teach Caleb began working at Andrew Wommack Ministries in 2014, and attended school, graduating in 2018. He now serves as the Executive Director of Charis Operations with the desire to help people grow in their personal relationship with God.

Adjunct Instructor

Audrey Mack

Audrey Mack is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and Victory World Mission Center and has been in the ministry since 1987. Audrey has been healed of bone cancer in 1999, and has a burning desire to bring the message of faith, grace and healing to this generation.  

Audrey married her husband Frederick in 1999. Frederick is a graduate of Charis Bible College but also a successful general contractor who sees his business as an avenue to serve and share his faith. Audrey’s joy is to connect people with God’s heart, teaching them to walk with the Holy Spirit so that they may become fruitful and fulfill their God given destiny.

Vice President

Mike Pickett

Mike Pickett was a missionary in Russia for eleven years before meeting his wife, Carrie, and encountering Charis Bible College for the first time. Mike became an instructor in the school and eventually the director of Andrew Wommack Ministries Russia. Together they grew the Russian ministry to reach over ten Russian-speaking nations. After sixteen years in Russia they relocated to Colorado, and Mike now serves as the vice president of Charis Bible College and International Operations of Andrew Wommack Ministries with the desire to train and disciple nations.

Living at High Altitude Tips

  1. Slowly acclimate. Try to stay below 7,000 feet the first day
  2. Give your body time to adjust. Avoid strenuous exercise the first day. 
  3. Limit alcohol intake. Alcohol binds oxygen and water and robs your body of these two important nutrients. It also slows the acclimation process.
  4. Drink more water. Keep to a minimum of 1 liter of water for every 4 hours of inactivity and 1 liter of water for every 2 hours of activity. 
  5. Always travel with a companion. If someone begins to experience severe coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest pain, get him or her to a lower altitude as quickly as possible.
  6. Check with a medical advisor. The effects of some drugs can be greatly increased at higher altitudes. Be sure to check with your doctor before exerting yourself at higher altitudes.

People will acclimatize at different rates. Make sure all members of your family are properly acclimated before going higher.

 If you have any breathing difficulties if may be best for you to live in Colorado Springs and come up to school for the 4-5 hours a day and then return to Colorado Springs

Winter Driving Tips

Check your:

  • Battery
  • Tire wear and air pressure – you’ll need good tread for winter driving
  • Antifreeze level and freeze line
  • Windshield blades – New blades to fight ice build-up
  • Gas tank- Don’t let it get below a quarter of a tank

Keep a “Winter Supply Box” in your car during the Winter:

  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • Properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, and tripod jack
  • Shovel Bag of salt or cat litter for better tire traction or to melt snow
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit Windshield cleaner – antifreeze type
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Nonperishable, high-energy foods
  • Bottled water
  • Winter coat
  • Blankets, mittens, socks, and hats
  • Snow Boots and extra socks

Transportation

In Colorado Springs public transportation is available with Uber, Lyft, and Mountain Metropolitan Transit www.coloradosprings.gov/mountain-metro

In Colorado Springs you may be able to bicycle to the store or walk to nearby restaurants, but in order to get to Woodland Park and once in Woodland Park, public transportation is virtually non-existent. Biking/walking is not feasible for transportation to school in most situations due to mountainous terrain and wintery weather; it can snow as early as September and as late as May. Vehicle registration and insurance is required in Colorado, as well as double license plates

Senior Vice President

Andrew Wertz

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President and Founder

Andrew Wommack

Andrew Wommack was born on April 30th, 1949. Andrew and Jamie Wommack were married in 1972 and they have two sons and one granddaughter. He founded Andrew Wommack Ministries in 1978 and Charis Bible College in 1994. Andrew teaches across the country and the world through Conferences, Charis Bible College, and his TV show: The Gospel Truth – All with the desire to reach far and deep with the Gospel focusing on God’s unconditional love and grace.