Prepare for Ministry

Why wait until after graduation to start developing the ministry competencies you need today? Start now.

Some of the Holy Spirit’s best work in us happens as we are focused on serving others. The local church provides the ideal context for this kind of hands-on learning, and one of the greatest advantages of Portland Bible College is its relationship to Mannahouse. This connectivity provides students with a wide variety of “hands-on” ministry opportunities.

The ministry staff of both the church and the college have a great heart to see students equipped and released into ministry opportunities, and much care is taken to place students into areas of interest and calling for their practicum requirements.

We are one with the church. Completely integrated in mission and vision; and this produces the best fruit in our students.

We’re committed to equipping each student with the character and competence to rise to the world’s needs and become catalysts for kingdom impact in every sphere of society – now and into the future.

The impartation you receive in class lectures is immediately put into action in your ministry involvement through our tailor-made practicum and apprenticeship program.

Our Ministry Experience Practicum/Apprenticeship program is based on the following beliefs:

  • All Christians should serve others
  • God’s primary instrument in the world is the local church
  • Students often learn best by doing
  • Practical application is an essential part of academic education
  • Ministry skills are best developed in a purposeful context that includes supervision, mentoring, and evaluation

Please Note: All students are expected to serve in their own local church unless they are geographically too distant, in which case they are integrated into Mannahouse for this part of their program. Students taking classes online can receive credit for their participation in ministries within their own local church.

Portland Bible College has given me the hands-on training I needed right from the start. The faculty, staff of both the college and the church invested in me and my future throughout my time there. My wife and I pastor in Kampala, Uganda and have been able to put our training into practice at our vibrant local church.

Richard Senkungu, ACL, Lead Pastor, Life Church Uganda

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