The Academy is the educational arm of Charis Christian Centre. It is tailored to bridge this common disparity (a gap between our ‘in church’ experience and our ‘out of church’ realties) effectively positioning all participants to have their greatness released and destiny fulfilled.


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When we come to Jesus by giving our lives to Christ becoming born again and become a child of God by joining the Kingdom, we all have different levels of knowledge or perceptions of who Christ is, what Christ did for us, who God is, what we have just done, how do I cope, has anything changed and we have all these various questions we would love answered.

Proverbs 18:15 {ESV} says “An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge”.
Malachi 2:7 {ESV} says ”For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts”
Proverbs 8:10 {ESV} says “Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge than choice gold”
Proverbs 1: 7 {ESV} says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
Hosea 4:6 {The Message} says” My people are ruined because they don’t know what’s right or true.”
Luke 1:77 {ESV} says” To give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins”

It is nice to bring the “new believers/converts” to a “starting line” if you like – a kind of equal forum or platform, a place where the new believer’s questions can be answered. This is where the “Charis Academy” engages the individual.

What we do

The Academy is the educational arm of Charis Christian Centre.  The Charis Academy holds quarterly sessions known as the “Membership Weekenders” each year where, over chosen weekends, it holds classes for the new converts/believers to introduce people to God, Jesus Christ and Charis Christian Centre – arming & equipping the new believer with all they need to begin, carry on and complete this journey of Christianity with the prize of eternal life.

Over the Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the chosen Weekend, the Academy takes you through Kingdom Believers Teaching {KBT} Lessons 101 -110 where a wide range of topics are covered improving the individual’s knowledge of topics relating to one’s development as a Christian eg the Holy Spirit, Stewardship, Discipleship, The Word of God, Prayer etc. The Course equips participants with essential building blocks to guarantee a closer walk with God, teaching fundamental truths that will transform us into true Disciples of Christ.

Mission

The Course teaches how to become an effective leader at home, work, school and in the society. Its emphasis is to convert biblical principles into real and sustained victory. It helps to discover personality, profile, individual gifting, and what your assignment is equipping the individual for ‘ministry in our local Church’ which is adaptable to any career outside of the local church.  At the end of the Weekenders students are given a short test – an indication of how much information is assimilated and on passing a graduation service is held for the graduants.

We also hold regular baptism services to help members be water immersed and carry out their baptism just like John the Baptist did for Jesus Christ.

Acts 22:16 says : ” And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 12:13 says : “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

Acts 2:38 says : “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

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