The first-year curriculum consists of 42 courses in a set mix of self-paced and interactive course formats.
Each course includes eight pre-recorded lessons (40-50 minutes in length), a course outline, and a final exam. Listen to the lesson, follow along and take notes in the course outline, pause, rewind, and listen as much as you would like.
Experience true discipleship as a Charis Distance Education student and see your heart become established in these key areas:

  • God’s love for you
  • Your spiritual makeup
  • How God sees you
  • Your identity in Christ
  • The true nature of God
  • Your spiritual authority

>Course List
>Course Descriptions

Course Formats


  • Study independently.
  • Begin your course any time after enrolling.
  • Set your own rate of progression through the course.


  • Study with classmates from around the world and interact through online discussion boards.
  • Have a staff facilitator available to answer questions and help you navigate the course.
  • Once the course opens, follow the five-week interactive term schedule:
    • Weeks 1-4: Complete two lessons each week, any time, 24/7.
    • Week 5: Complete the exam and course survey.
    • Interactive Term Schedule

Course Material

At Charis Bible College, the Bible is your main textbook. All other course materials are accessed through the Online Campus site.
Log in to your student account and click on the Online Campus Site button on your dashboard. Site navigation tutorials are available by clicking on the Help link in the menu at the top of the screen.
Access to your courses is available in the My Courses section at the bottom of the screen or through the Select a Course icon in the menu at the top of the screen.
Course orientation and tutorials are available in each course.

Online Streaming and Downloading

The course lectures may be viewed online from any device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) by streaming directly from the Online Campus site. Scripture reference links are available on the online version of the course outlines.
For offline viewing, you may download and save the lectures and course outline (pdf file) to any or all of your devices.