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Word of Life School of Ministry

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!  

Registration for Spring Classes

Beginning Monday evenings from January 31 to February 14 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

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.


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

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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. 

Ordained Ministry Certification Program

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.
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Featured Fall Classes

Walking in the Spirit 102

This course, as a continuation of “Walking in the Spirit 101,” takes the student further into a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit through prayer, prophetic interaction, and a greater understanding of the operation and utilization of the gifts of the Spirit. One critical outcome of the class will be the student’s understanding of the season and time in which they live and come to a greater knowledge and realization of their gifting and call
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Dr. Phyllis Pittman
Walking in the Spirit

The Next Move of God

This course focuses on a book written by the late Dr. Fuchsia Pickett, who was a very respected and well-known theologian and scholar. For two days God took Fuchsia Pickett into the Spirit and gave her a vision of the things He was going to do in the last days. He spoke to her about the coming great revival and about how He would prepare the church for His return. With prophetic revelation and sound scriptural teaching Dr. Pickett now reveals The Next Move of God. A critical outcome of this course will be for the student to gain a greater revelation of the signs of times that we live in and be able to understand and flow in the next move of God.
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Pastor Penny Moses
The Next Move of God

The Tabernacle of Moses

This course explores the biblical and practical understanding of the Tabernacle of Moses. The focus of instruction will emphasize an understanding of the typology of the building structure and its various sacrificial articles. The successful student will understand how these individual sacrificial instruments relate to our lives today. They will come to understand the divine intent and purpose exemplified in the design, colors, metals, and other materials given to be a pattern for living
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Apostle Norma Bryant
Cultural Apologetics

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.

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.

Word of Life was operated heretofore as a private church school for ten years, 1994 to 2004. In 2015 the Lord led Pastors Carl and Mechelle Thompson to re-establish the school of ministry, with the purpose of primarily educating leaders to impact on the world for the Kingdom of God. Our plan is to transition into an accredited bible college by the year 2017. We do however, feel that our main purpose during this season is not to provide official credentials, as much as quality education and training to men and women of God, who are dedicated to serving Him.

Our school currently offers one and two year certificates in a variety of areas. All classes are presently part of our continuing education program. The number of hours and credits are provided per certificate. 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 cannot be transferred to any other institution. While we are in the beginning stages now, we anticipate having articulation agreements with other institutions upon accreditation, so that our classes will be transferrable to other institutions.

We currently do not offer online classes, but anticipate having an offering in the very near future.


As mentioned earlier, we are not affiliated with an accredited program at this time, but do plan on establishing an affiliation with Faith Christian University in the future, which is accredited and offers classes from the associate to the doctoral degree.

Registering for class is quite easy. You can go to our website and register online, set up an appointment with one of our staff and register over the phone, or register in person during the first day of classes.

That’s an excellent question! 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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Speak with a Counselor

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


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.

Classes are offered for the fall semester on Monday evenings from January 31 to February 14 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

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