School of Ministry

Touching the World for Jesus

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Thank you for visiting the official site of Word of Life COC School of Ministry and Bible School. If enhancing your Christian education is a priority in your life today, please prayerfully consider us.

We have an outstanding staff of instructors and offer a challenging and diverse curriculum. Look us over and call today!  

Word of Life COC School of Ministry

Course Inquiries

Bible School

Basic Christian Ministry Certification

This two-year certification program is intended to equip any Christian, who has been called to discipleship and labor in the body of Christ. Their specific calling is not in the area of the five-fold ministry gifting, but effective ministry in the church and community, in service to God. The basic knowledge provided in this program will more than build a foundation from which to minister with a tremendous impact, but also lead to greater maturity, anointing, and assurance of the call.

Ordained Ministry

This two-year certification program is designed for the individual who has a call to one of the five-fold ministry gifts: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, & Teacher. The call to ministry is the call to preparation and this program equips the student in the vital areas of sermon preparation, preaching, counseling, and apologetics, just to mention a few.


Our Bible School admissions policy encourages Open Enrollment and we receive applications for admission, online, at any time during the year. Our admissions committee will review the application and notify the applicant by acceptance letter, upon approval.

Word of Life COC School of Ministry

Bible School Course Descriptions

Knowing God

This course fulfills the heartfelt desire of every true believer, which is simply to KNOW God. This course is designed to take the student on a course to a new level of understanding of the nature of God and how He desires to relate to his people. Through a detailed study of the Bible; with its figurative language and apocalyptic events.

The Life of Christ

No study of the life of Christ would be complete without a thorough study of His humanity and divinity as they relate to his life and work. The course will look at his life as presented by his disciples through their gospels. This will entail a review of the culture, times, and socio-political reality of this time period. Take the Journey with us be blessed.


In Matthew 28: 19-20, Christ gives his disciples a directive to go into all the nations, teaching the gospel and making disciples of all people. In this class, the student will come to understand the need as a Christian to participate in this great commission and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective soul winner in the end-time harvest.

Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr. Th D

Pastor Mechelle Thompson


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 Carl E. Thompson, Sr. has 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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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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