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Word of Life School of Ministry

Touching the World for Jesus

Word of Life School of Ministry

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Founders

About the Founders

Pastors Carl and Mechelle Thompson have served the Lord in ministry for over thirty-Five years. Twenty Eight of those years has been as a Pastor. His greatest passion is to help shape and mold leaders to serve the Lord’s Church in the end times

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The founders of Word of Life School of Ministry, Pastors Carl & Mechelle Thompson, believe that spiritual impartation is just as critical to successful ministry as instruction.

Pastor Mechelle Thompson

Word of Life COC Pastor
The founders of Word of Life School of Ministry, Pastors Carl & Mechelle Thompson, believe that spiritual impartation is just as critical to successful ministry as instruction. 

School News

Accreditation

Developing the Vanguard of Spirit Filled Leaders Worldwide

Word of Life School of Ministry is a religious organization authorized and created by Word of Life Christian Outreach Center, Inc. Word of Life School of Ministry has been granted exemption by the University of North Carolina System under NC General Statue 116-15(d) to operate post-secondary religious programs in the State of North Carolina.

Word of Life School of Ministry is proud to be accredited through Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI), Riverside Ca., an international, federally recognized, non-profit church educational organization with a mandate to establish minimum acceptable standards, criteria, and shared biblical doctrine. Transworld accredits and assists theological schools, seminaries, universities, colleges, and programs around the world.

Word of Life School of Ministry makes no claim to regional accreditation or affiliation with any state board of education, however, Word of Life School is a quality, theologically-balanced ministry degree program, issuing degrees from the Associate, to the Doctoral in Pastoral Care, Missions & Evangelism and Bible & Theology.

 

Degrees Offered

Bible and Theology

The degree program in Bible and Theology will take the student on a grand journey through a thorough study of scripture and a history of the Bible and the church. It will build on a solid foundation that will prepare the student for practical ministry, while assisting in the understanding and application of Biblical principles and concepts relevant to the issues of today.

Pastoral Studies

The Pastoral Studies program will focus on preparation for leadership roles in the church, such as pastor, elder, or deacon. It therefore touches on several different aspects of teaching and subject matter that will equip them for this purpose. The student will be exposed to several areas of knowledge, such as evangelism, counseling, and leadership training, as well as a Biblically based understanding of scriptures, particularly as they relate to the role of the shepherd.

Missions and Evangelism

This program is designed to equip the successful student to minister locally or on a global scale in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. It offers a diverse and well-rounded curriculum that builds a foundation for successful ministry, including but not limited to church history, the theology of missiology, leadership principles and practical training in soul winning and missions related activities.

Fall 2023 Course Schedule

Start date-8/28/23- End date-12/11/23

Knowing God

Instructor, Pastor Penny Moses (M/6:00pm to 6:50pm) – start date-8/28/23- end date-12/11/23. (No classes for Labor Day week (9/4/23 & Thanksgiving week- 11/20/23) Midterm Exams-10/16/23 & final exams-12/11/23
Penny Moses
Pastor Penny Moses

Old Testament Survey I

Instructor, Dr. Norma Bryant (M/7:00pm to 7:50pm) Start date-8/28/23 & end date-12/11/23 (no classes for Labor Day week-9/4/23 & no classes for Thanksgiving Week-11/20/23) Midterm exams-10/16/23 & final exams-12/11/23.
Dr. Norma Bryant
Dr. Norma Bryant

Walking in the Spirit 101

Instructor, Dr. Phyllis Pittman (M/8:00pm to 8:50pm) start date-8/28/23 & end date-12/11/23 (no classes for Labor Day week-9/4/23 & Thanksgiving week-11/20/23) Midterm exams- 10/16/23 & final exams-12/11/23.
Dr. Phyllis Pittman
Dr. Phyllis Pittman

Church History 101

Instructor, Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr (Th./ 6:00pm to 6:50pm) Start date-8/31/23 & end date-12/14/23 (no classes for Labor Day week, 9/4/23 & end date-12/14/23) Midterm exams-10/20/23 & final exams-12/14/23.
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Dr. Carl Thompson

Basic Christian Doctrine

Instructor, Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr. (Th./7:00pm to 7:50pm) start date- 8/31/23 & end date-12/14/23 (no classes on Labor Day week, 9/4/23 & Thanksgiving week, 11/20/23- midterm exams- 10/20/23 & final exams-12/14/23.
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Dr. Carl Thompson

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of Word of Life School of Ministry is to assist the local church in developing Christian leaders, both men and women, to be used by God for His divine purpose. We believe that this training process should comprise both the teaching of the Word, and the impartation of the anointing, for service.

How do I register for classes?
Students will apply for admissions to the school by going to Apply for Admissions menu and complete the online application by clicking on how to apply. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

 All courses will be offered online/via zoom in the fall.

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Word of Life School of Ministry is proud to be accredited through Transworld Accrediting Commission International (TACI), Riverside Ca., an international, federally recognized, non-profit church educational organization with a mandate to establish minimum acceptable standards, criteria, and shared biblical doctrine. Transworld accredits and assists theological schools, seminaries, universities, colleges, and programs around the world.

The school has a current staff of teachers that are knowledgeable, anointed, and seasoned for the purpose of instructing the people of God. They have collectively, over 135 years of experience in preaching and teaching the Word of God.

Our school currently offers two and four year degrees in a variety of areas. All classes are presently part of our continuing education program. The number of hours and credits are provided per degree. Please review our website for a listing of classes and programs available.

We do provide some financial support to students who have a verified need. The extent of support that we are able to provide varies from semester to semester. The interested student should contact the school at the number provided online, by email, or phone for further information.

Classes that we currently offer can be transferred to another institution that is accredited by Transworld Accrediting International. Transfer of classes to any other educational institution outside of the purview of Transworld is not guaranteed. They will be viewed on a case-by-case basis, with consideration given as to whether an articulation agreement exists between Word of Life School of Ministry and the specific school in question.  

That’s an excellent question! Complete an online application You can go online to the school website and click on the registration link. It will take you to an application, which you should complete and forward to the school, along with a onetime application fee of $25.00. You should receive an immediate email of confirmation, and an acceptance letter in the mail within two weeks.

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Prospective students can request a one-on-one call or meeting with a counselor to determine what courses to register for this coming semester.

INCREDIBLE ACADEMICS

We think you’ll love attending school with us. Our programs are designed to fit your lifestyle perfectly. We have some of the greatest teachers and leaders in North Carolina, who provide quality instruction to our students. If your goal is to increase your biblical knowledge, then the Word of Life school of Ministry is where you need to be.  If your goal is to utilize our excellent training program before launching a fledgling ministry, maybe we can assist in making that happen, as well. We’re here to serve you. 
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