For this year only, Charis Dumfries offers two ways to study the first and second-year Charis curriculum and the full third-year Leadership Programme.
Charis Bible College will help you:
- Develop a closer relationship with God
- Find your identity and God’s calling on your life
- Train you to make an impact in the world
For the academic year beginning Saturday 4 September 2021, we’re able to offer the On-Line Hybrid Programme alongside our established On-Campus Hybrid Programme. Details of both programmes can be found below.
The On-Line Hybrid Programme
Study On-line at home…
For the On-Line Hybrid Programme, you’ll watch 8 fifty-minute lessons each week from the comfort of your home. See sample module descriptions here.
Then typically, once a fortnight, you join other students in your year group for a live Saturday School via Zoom. These Saturday Schools include live teaching, ministry training and group discussions.
… and meet On-Campus for two Weekend Intensives
The On-Line Hybrid Programme also includes two Weekend Intensives in Dumfries, which run from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime. This gives each student the opportunity to meet instructors and fellow students in person, and to complete those courses that require face to face interaction (eg Prayer Ministry Training).
The On-Line Hybrid Programme is particularly appropriate for those who:
- Need to be shielded during this season
- Face a lockdown in their locality
- Find travelling to Dumfries a difficulty
The curriculum taught during the On-Line Hybrid Programme and the On-Campus Hybrid Programme is exactly the same.
The On-Line Hybrid Programme runs from 4 September 2021 to 28 May 2022. Please find below the dates of the On-Line Saturday Schools and On-Campus Weekend Intensives.
Please note that we only have permission to run this On-Line Hybrid Programme for the academic year beginning September 2021. This means that all students will only be able to enrol on the On-Campus Hybrid Programme from the academic year beginning September 2022.
The On-Campus Hybrid Programme
Study on-line at home…
For the On-Campus Hybrid Progamme, you’ll watch 8 fifty-minute lessons each week from the comfort of your home. See sample module descriptions here.
…and meet on-campus for 16 Saturdays per year
Typically, once a fortnight, you’ll join other students in your year group for a live Saturday School on-campus in Dumfries. These Saturday Schools include live teaching, ministry training and group discussions.
We can also guarantee that if Government restrictions change and make meeting in Dumfries impossible, all On-Campus students will be able to access the On-Line Programme. This gives you the security of knowing that your study with Charis Dumfries will continue unhindered whatever the circumstances.
The curriculum taught on the On-Line Hybrid Programme and the On-Campus Hybrid Programme is exactly the same.
The On-Campus Hybrid Programme runs from 4 September 2021 to 28 May 2022. Please find below the full list of On-Campus Saturday Schools for 2021/22. Please note that students will only be able to enrol on the On-Campus Hybrid Programme from the academic year beginning September 2022.
Saturday School Schedule
Here’s the schedule for a typical Saturday for first-year students on-campus and on-line.
10.00. Welcome, Worship and Holy Communion.
11.00. Live teaching from a Charis Dumfries team member.
12.00. Live teaching from a Charis Dumfries team member.
13.00. Lunch break
14.00. Discipleship Evangelism or Prayer Ministry Training
15.00. Group discussion and review of courses studied at home
16.00. Live teaching
17.00. Saturday School ends
Second Year students spend the morning receiving their own live teaching sessions. After lunch, the remaining three hours of the day are spent in workshops training to preach and teach, and preparing for the mission trip. There is also the opportunity to review the practical ministry courses students will have studied at home. On-Line students would join these classes live via Zoom. Please note that all second-year students (On-Line and On-Campus) are required to participate in a Mission Trip. Ordinarily, this would be a team visit to a cross-cultural location. If restrictions are in place, on-line mission opportunities would be made available to all second-year students.
The Third Year Leadership Programme is a unique blend of the best of the Third Year Ministry track and the Third Year Business track recorded at Charis Woodland Park, Colorado. Charis Dumfries students watch these videos at home, and engage in live teaching tutorials at the Saturday Schools in Dumfries. On-Line students would join these classes live via Zoom.
On a typical Saturday Third Year students in Dumfries spend the first hour of the day with the rest of the college in worship. The remaining five hours are spent in specialised tutorials covering the following topics:
- How to teach effectively drawing on God’s anointing and good communication skills
- Event management and team dynamics
- A review of the business modules studied at home
- How to lead Communions, Offerings, Discipleship classes and more
- A real-time project planning exercise
The On-Line and the On-Campus Hybrid Programmes are for anyone who has career, church, or family obligations, yet has a deep desire to gain more understanding of the Word of God and wants to grow in their relationship with the Lord.
Both Charis Dumfries Programmes are ideal for those who know there’s more to life than they are experiencing and want to discover God’s purpose and plan, while maintaining their everyday responsibilities!
These Programmes are particularly designed for:
- Those unable to move close to a Charis location, but can travel a distance for 16 Saturdays a year, or, for two-weekend intensives.
- People who prefer to study at their own convenience
- People who like to discuss issues in groups
- People looking to worship and fellowship with like-minded believers
- People looking for live teaching from mature and experienced local instructors.
For the year 2021/22 the On-Line and the On-Campus Hybrid Programmes includes the full first and second-year curriculum and the full third-year Leadership Programme. The costs, whether On-Line or On-Campus are the same as attending a Charis Day School in the UK.
For more information on the two programmes available at Charis Dumfries click here to contact us.
Or Apply here. Please indicate whether you desire to enrol in the On-Line Hybrid Programme or the On-Campus Hybrid Programme.
Dates for Saturday Schools 2021/22
On-Campus Students are required to attend Charis Dumfries in person on the dates below.
On-Line Students are required to participate in the live stream of these sessions on-line (except where indicated*)
- 4 & 16 September 2021
- 2 October & 30 October 2021
- 13 & 27 November 2021
- 11 December 2021 (*On-Line students attend On-Campus as part of their Weekend Intensive)
- 8 & 22 January 2022
- 5 & 19 February 2022
- 5 & 19 March 2022
- 2 April 2022 (*On-Line students attend On-Campus as part of their Weekend Intensive)
- 30 April 2022
- 14 & 28 May 2022
Please note these dates are subject to change.
Dates for Weekend Intensives in Dumfries for On-Line Students
6pm Friday 10 December – 2pm Sunday 12 December 2021.
6pm Friday 1 April – 2pm Sunday 3 April 2022.
Please note these dates are subject to change.
This information is correct at the time of posting and will be updated as necessary. Charis Dumfries will be following protocols to protect staff and students established by the Scottish Government, Charis Bible College UK, and the Crichton Trust. Charis Dumfries also has contingencies to cover a local lockdown in Dumfries, and to help any student who needs to self-isolate.