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Charis Bible College Cincinnati

8480 Cincinnati-Columbus Road (Rt.42)

West Chester, Ohio 45069


Andrew Wommack PictureEveryone is called into the ministry, from the stay-at-home mom to the full time pastor. 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 informal 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!

The 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 ministry experience.

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 statistics.

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 successful ministry.

If the Lord is speaking to you about attending CBC, I encourage you to read on. 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.

ANDREW WOMMACK – President & Founder

Do You Know God's Plan

There are two ways a person can be deceived from discovering God’s truth and plan for their lives, one is to believe something that is not true and the other is to not believe something that is true.

In our culture and even in the body of Christ there have been traditions and teachings that have led to God’s truth not being fully understood.  As a result, there are many born-again believers who live their lives unable to overcome fear or condemnation.

Through Charis Bible College Cincinnati,

You will learn the truth about God and the truth about you! 

You will discover the keys for successful, victorious living

regardless of your age, education, or life experience.

If you have a desire to enrich your own life and the lives of others, then

Charis Bible College Cincinnati is here for you!

We focus on educating the body of Christ about who God is and who He is in us.  CBC equips disciples to live and to share the Gospel in the way God has uniquely called you.  Whether your ministry purpose is in your home, neighborhood, workplace, church, or mission field, it is all equally important! Once a believer has a deep revelation of the grace and love of God and our identity in Him, that believer’s life will effortlessly change thus bringing change to our world.

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32

Are you ready? 

God has an amazing plan for your life!

First Year Program

Students prepare their hearts by building a sold foundation on the Word of God and practically applying the truths to their lives.

First year students are encouraged to serve in a local church or ministry and to read through the Bible during the year.

In addition, students learn to lead group discussions based on class topics and testify how God’s Word has impacted their lives.

There is a written exam at the completion of each class.  (You will succeed!)

Upon satisfactorily finishing this program, students receive a Promotional Certificate of Completion.

Foundational Teachings Include

A Sure Foundation – Basics of Righteousness – Relationship with God – Receiving From God

The Holy Spirit – Old Testament Survey – Worship is a Lifestyle – Discipleship Evangelism

The Ministry of Jesus  – Healing  – Romans  – Basic Bible Doctrines  – The First Book of John

In Christ Realities – The Heart “Essence” of the Gospel – Essential Truths of the New Testament

Prayer Ministry Training… plus more!

Second Year Program

I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective and powerful…because of your accurate knowledge of every good thing…which is ours in Christ  (Philemon 1:6 AMP).

The second year builds upon the first year foundation with more focus on practical application.  You will gain more revelation about who you are in Christ and how to apply this knowledge to your life and your world.  The emphasis is learning by doing.

Two special features of the program are a foreign-based mission trip and interaction groups (IAG).  IAG’s are workshops designed to fine tune and practice skills such as public speaking, teaching, and praying.  Practice with more practice will stir up and bring out more Spiritual gifts within you and help prepare you for the mission trip.

Upon successfully completing the second year program, students receive a degree in Biblical Studies and a Ministerial License from Charis Bible College Cincinnati.

Second Year Classes Include

Principles of Godly Leadership – How to get Along with People – The Making of a Minister

Foundational Truths for Godly Ministry – Who is Man? – Practical Skills for Godly Relationships  – Acts

Power for Supernatural Living – Laws of the Kingdom -The Beatitudes – Faith in a Supernatural God

Lifestyle of Worship – Biblical Leadership – Spirit Led Life and Ministry  – Establishing a Prosperous Soul

How to Flow in the Gifts – Living in the Balance of Grace and Faith – The Life of Christ – Effective Leadership

New Testament Survey… plus more!

Class Schedule

First & Second Year Programs

Full-Time Student Schedule

Option 1:  Day Classes- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 am – 1 pm

Option 2: Evening Classes- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm

Part-Time Student Schedule

Option 1: Day Classes- Monday and Wednesday 9 am – noon

Option 2:  Evening Classes- Monday and Wednesday 6 pm – 9 pm

Our curriculum is the same during the day and evening school, which allows for students to work and have scheduling flexibility by attending a combination of days or evenings.

Classes begin the first week of September and run through the middle of May.

The calendar includes breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and other holidays.

Commonly Asked Questions

What does CBC offer that other Bible schools do not?   The Bible is our textbook.  We thoroughly study the Word of God, teaching how to apply the Word to your life and ministry. It’s a place where questions are answered according to God’s Word, and much more through developing an intimate relationship with your heavenly Father instead of practicing ‘religion.’ We are a grace school where you learn the truth about the love of God, and how to walk in the freedom of His love.

Who are the instructors?  CBC instructors have been pastors, teachers, and missionaries for over 20 plus years. They teach their revelation of God’s Word with life experience testimonies.

Is Charis accredited?  No, we are a practical training school. Many attend to answer a call from God and prepare for ministry. Others come just to develop their own personal relationship with the Lord. CBC offers the ideal environment for transformation as the Word of God renews your mind. For some, this two-year commitment has restored their lives and their faith. For some, it has been the beginning of a new adventure with God. And for others, it has been the discovery of God’s call on their lives.

Since Charis is not accredited, what do I receive when I graduate? Upon the successful completion of the second-year, you will receive a Degree in Biblical Studies and receive a license to minister the Gospel with the option to be ordained through Charis Bible College.

What ministries will I be equipped and qualified to do after graduation?  Pastor, associate pastor, missionary, work at a Charis campus (over 70 world-wide), or just enjoy letting your light shine wherever God places you!

Third Year Program is available to further enhance your calling and/or direct a Charis campus.

What is the cost of tuition?  Visit our website or contact us for tuition details.

Charis Bible College Cincinnati

Charis Cincinnati attracts like-minded people of all ages, from all walks of life who are seeking a new direction in their life. The diversity of our student body makes Charis a unique family unit anyone can feel at home in.

We look forward to getting to know you and growing with you “in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18a).

Pat and Harry Sheppard, Directors

Linda Poe, Coordinator

Doug and Carmen Kershaw, Assistants


Change the body of Christ’s perception of God by preparing and sending leaders to proclaim the truth of the Gospel throughout America and the world.


Equip faithful men and women for the work of the ministry by teaching spiritual truths, imparting biblical knowledge, providing practical ministry opportunities, and grounding them in the message of God’s unconditional love and grace.

Doctrinal Statement

The Scriptures:  We believe that all of Scripture (i.e. both the Old and New Testament) is verbally inspired by God, and is our final authority in all matters pertaining to doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

GodWe believe in only one true God; One in essence, nature, and attributes, but existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).

Jesus Christ:  We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, of His shed blood on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, of His bodily resurrection and ascension to the Father’s right hand. We do not believe that He is a way to the Father, but rather the only way through which we can receive righteousness, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is, in fact, our salvation (1 Corinthians 1:30-31).

Holy Spirit:  We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, expressed with speaking in tongues according to Acts 1:8; 2:4; 9:17; 10:44-46; 11:15-16; and 19:6. We believe this experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth, and can be received by faith (Galatians 3:2).

Salvation:  We believe that all who, in repentance and faith, receive the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord are born again (Acts 20:20-21; Romans 10:9-13).

Healing:  We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross has provided healing for the human body (Matthew 8:16-17; Isaiah 53:4; 1 Peter 2:24).

The Resurrection:  We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust; one to everlasting life and one to everlasting damnation (Matthew 25:46).

The Second Coming:  We believe in a literal, physical second return of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16-17).

The Church:  We believe that the universal church is comprised of all true believers who have received salvation through Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23). We also believe in and encourage fellowship with a local church (Hebrews 10:25).

Gifts of the Spirit:  We believe that spiritual gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for the common good and building up of others today (1 Corinthians 12:7).