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Monday
Dec232013

CBC's Online School – "It's a Lifeline."

After watching Andrew on television, often up to three times a day, Catherine's spirit began to soar, and with it, her desire to know the Truth. In time, the Lord spoke to Catherine about enrolling in Charis Bible College's Online Program. Watch the short video testimony below to see how Catherine's interaction with CBC's Online School and its community transformed her life.

Visit CBC-Colorado's website for more information about their Online Program.

 

Monday
Oct072013

CBC Offers Third Year Missions School

Charis Bible College in Colorado continues to develop and expand its third-year Ministry Training Program. This year, CBC has added a Missions track to its lineup of specialized training. The third year curriculum has been developed to further equip those students who feel they have been called to impact the Kingdom in a specific way. Students may choose from the following five courses of study, or schools: Ministry, Worship, Business, Media and new this year, Missions.

Dr. Delron Shirley visiting Machu Picchu, Peru. Delron is the director of CBC's new third-year Mission School. (Click to enlarge)Each of the specialized school tracks is under the direction and oversight of a well-seasoned minister or team of ministers. This year CBC has welcomed Dr. Delron Shirley to its staff as the Director of School of Missions. Delron has been with CBC for a number of years, serving as part of the college's adjunct faculty and as a missions trip leader for the second-year students.

Delron earned his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University, and did most of his theological training at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Delron completed his doctorate in theology while at Indiana Christian University. He served for 25 years as the Dean of Dr. Lester Sumrall's, World Harvest Bible College and Indiana Christian University. Delron is also the founder and president of Teach All Nations Mission, a global evangelical ministry committed to helping pastors and ministry leaders Delron praying for a woman in India in 2004. (Click to enlarge)around the world enrich the people to whom they minister.

Delron's desire to travel to foreign lands began when he was very young. As a boy he watched the Saturday morning television program, Jungle Book Adventures, a series based on Rudyard Kipling's tales about India. Intrigued by the seemingly mystical land of elephants, monkeys, tigers and jungles, Delron studied all he could about India and the related areas. Reflecting on his path to missions, Delron said that as his childish days gave way to maturity, and the elephants and monkeys in his mind were replaced with the knowledge of region's non-Christ-centered religions, confusion, poverty, and despair. He said, "As my understanding of what life is really about matured, I Delron began to dream of traveling to the mystical land of elephants and monkeys as a child, and although his motives for the travel changed as he matured, he still sought to experience the lands to which he traveled.
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realized that what God had placed in my heart as a young child was not just wanderlust to see the world of Jungle Book, but a desire that matched the desire of His own heart—that all the world should know His Son, Jesus."

Delron's childhood desire turned to passion, one he shares with his wife Peggy. The two now travel the globe equipping other ministry leaders to reach the lost more effectively. Delron took his first mission trip to Japan when he was a third-year student in seminary, almost 40 years ago. To date, Delron has visited 61 countries, and he has ministered in 42 of them. Delron and Peggy have also led a number of CBC's annual short-term mission trips during which they share their knowledge and passion with CBC's second-year students.

When asked to share a highlight or favorite experience from his time on the mission field, Delron was quick to reply, In the 1980s Delron and his wife Peggy had the opportunity to meet with Mother Teresa.
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"Every day, every trip, every country! I’ve had some pretty remarkable experiences: meeting Mother Teresa, being escorted by armed guards, casting demons out of people who were talking in perfect English, but didn’t know a word of English once they were set free, preaching to up to twenty thousand at a time, praying for rain during a draught and seeing the rains that saved the nation’s crops come that same night, and the list goes on..."

As far as the new third-year offering at CBC, Delron had this to say, "The third-year Missions track is designed to turn theory into practice by actually giving the students an opportunity to experience first-hand cross-cultural ministry through an extended stay on the mission field." Mission School students will already have some mission experience because of their required second-year, week-long trip, but the third-years' stay in the field will be a six-week excursion.

Delron has ministered in areas where he has been escorted through hostile territory by armed guards.
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Students participating in the Missions track will study material found in missions-oriented textbooks and other related resources. They will also study the lives of great missionaries such as David Livingstone, Mary Slessor, Hudson Taylor, Mother Teresa, and many others. In addition, students will visit several mission organizations that are headquartered in Colorado Springs. And, they will also spend time preparing for their mission experience by going through language training.

The third-year program culminates in a six-week trip to the Dominican Republic, followed by a week of debriefing and preparation for graduation. While in the Dominican Republic, the students will stay at a well-equipped facility where they will be housed dormitory-style and share all their meals family-style. The mission Delron with full-time missionaries and the founders of La Casa Grande Mission in the Domincan Republic, Tim and Trena Johnson. 2011 (Click to enlarge)experience will be under the direction of veteran missionaries who are well recognized by all the churches and Christian ministries in the country. Ministry opportunities for those participating will include village evangelism, such as visiting impoverished neighborhoods, distributing food and hosting children’s crusades. These outreaches will give the CBC students an opportunity to visit in homes, talk with the families, and distribute gospel literature. At the outreaches themselves, the students will minister the gospel through song, drama, and preaching. Open-air crusades in the city parks will give students opportunities to participate in street dramas, share their testimonies, and to preach, followed by one-on-one evangelism. On the weekends, they will preach, sing, testify, and present dramas in local church services and minister to the ones who respond to the altar call. The students will also have opportunity to minister in a training Delron and Peggy ministering together in Darjeeling, in 2006. (Click to enlarge)conference for the local pastors and their wives. Other ministry venues will include school and prison outreaches. Additionally, students will have assignments in the community that will help them learn how to function in a non-English-speaking environment.

Students enrolling in the Mission School are sure to come away from the experience blessed and prepared for a life of missionary work—short or long-term. With nearly four decades of experience behind him and an ongoing passion for teaching all nations, students will be equipped through Delron's teaching and ministry, and the Kingdom will continue to be advanced.

Visit the CBC-Colorado website for more information about their Missions School opportunity.

Thursday
Jul112013

CBC's Healing School in Minneapolis

Charis Bible College in Colorado Springs recently sent a team from its Healing School program to minister in Minneapolis. This is the second time, since the Healing School opened its doors two years ago, that they sent a group on the road. Last December, a team including the school's Director, Daniel Amstutz, and his assistant, Carlie Terradez, visited Kansas City and they saw great results. This trip to Minnesota yielded Part of the team that traveled from CBC-Colorado to Minneapolis.
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a similar outcome; many lives were changed as Daniel, Carlie and students from CBC-Colorado and CBC-Minneapolis shared the love of God with the people of Minnesota.

Having flown in Thursday, June 13, one day ahead of the Healing School event, Daniel and Carlie had the opportunity to teach at CBC-Minneapolis. Although the school was not officially in session, 40 students attended the pre-meeting gathering.

Friday's schedule was packed with activity as the rest of the team arrived from Colorado. After getting organized, the group held a late-afternoon AWM Partner's meeting, and then the evening The evening began before the actual start time as people arrived before the worship team's sound check.
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kicked off with a time of praise and worship. There was a tremendous sense of expectancy as people began crowding into the venue an hour before the meeting was scheduled to begin. Those arriving early began worshiping during the praise & worship team's sound check, and the team actually began the evening's meeting early to accommodate the interested and expectant audience.

By 7 p.m. the hotel venue, set to seat 450 people, was packed to capacity. The team could not squeeze another chair in anywhere. "Thankfully, the hotel removed the air wall at the back of the room so that we could expand," said Carlie. In the end, 636 people were in attendance, some traveling from 500 miles away to participate.Hotel staff opened up banquet room dividing walls to accommodate the crowd as the number of attendees swelled to 636—almost 200 more than expected. (Click to enlarge)

After a time of ministry, which included teaching and the sharing of testimonies from weekly Healing School meetings held in Colorado Springs, people were ready to receive what the Lord has provided. Among the first of the lives to be changed was a man several CBC-students encountered in the hotel bar. After chatting with the man, the students invited him to the meeting. The man attended, and he was the first to run to the front of the room, answering the altar call for Salvation.

When the invitation was given, the majority of the crowd, some 500 people, moved forward to receive prayer for healing. Individual ministry lasted well into the night, and many miracles manifested as the ministers prayed. While the list of blessed results is too long to Carlie Terradez (left) and another person (right) from the Healing School minister healing to a woman.
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share in full, there were a number of unique and notable healings recorded.

A woman, who came to the meeting with her arm in a sling because of a painful shoulder condition, moved forward for prayer; her knuckles were swollen and pale. As the minister prayed, they both watched the swelling go down. After prayer, the woman removed the sling, and her arm and shoulder were completely healed and pain-free.

A man with leg pain and flat feet approached the prayer team. As he stood receiving prayer, God created arches in his feet and his leg pain immediately ceased. The man left jumping and leaping and praising God!

Throughout the night, as people received instant manifestations of healing, some voluntarily shared their testimonies from the platform. Each time someone told their story, it provided a Daniel Amstutz, Director of CBC-Colorado's Healing School, giving an altar call. One estimate reported that 500 people received individual ministry. (Click to enlarge)boost to others' faith, and it created anticipation in the onlookers still waiting in line. Two who received encouragement during their wait in line were a woman and her daughter. The mother had no sense of smell, and the daughter struggled with scoliosis and pain in her lower back. The mother walked away delighted to be able to smell and breathe through her nose, and the daughter walked away free from pain and with a completely straight spine.

Many, many more have stories of God's amazing love and restoration as a result of the team's time in Minnesota. The next Healing School on the Road will be held in San Jose, CA on August 9, 2013. Visit CBC-Colorado for more information.