Portland Bible College is the training ministry of Mannahouse Church. We want to partner with everyone in our family to develop in each of us the character and competence to meet the world’s needs in our workplace, our city, our church and beyond.

Here are three different ways we can support you on your journey:


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At Mannahouse, we want our entire church family to go deeper in the truth that God has for our lives. We have pulled together a special series of lectures from key theology and humanities courses specifically for our Mannahouse family.


PBC is your college! Your young adults can take advantage of a powerful Biblical education in their home church.

Mannahouse members get priority attention by our faculty and staff. We will go the extra mile to design a personalized path for your student to start here and go far.

Contact our Recruiting Coordinator, Katrina Tarter to schedule a personal meeting with you and your student. KTarter@portlandbiblecollege.org


We have designed a Certificate in Church Ministry specifically for members of Mannahouse who desire more Bible training for the purpose of serving the local church.

Biblical knowledge and Christian doctrine form the basis of this certificate with electives chosen from a series of emphases based on the student’s personal calling or ministry work. Courses for the certificate can be completed online or in person at the Portland Campus and credits can be applied to an Associate of Theology or Associate of Church Leadership degree.

Course Plan

Required Courses

Fall SemesterOld Testament Survey, Leading People, Basic Doctrine, Worldviews, Life of Christ14
Spring SemesterNew Testament Survey, Intro to Bible Study, Doctrine of the Church, Holy Spirit7
Fall & SpringPracticum2
Elective CoursesChoose from elective course list9

Elective Course Options

BibleCovenants, Bible Research, Hermeneutics, Romans, Acts, Pentateuch, Hebrews, Pauline Epistles, Old Testament History, Writings of John
CounselingHuman Development, Intro to Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Marriage and Family Issues, Advanced Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Decision Making
PastoralPastoral Ministry, Local Church, Intro to Counseling, Marriage and Family Issues, Social Responsibility, Intro to Preaching, Personal Discipline
LeadershipBuilding Leaders and Teams, Decision Making, Homiletics, Vision Leadership, Bible Research, Social Responsibility, Church History, Covenants 

Fall and Spring Terms: Most courses are offered one time a year either in the Fall or Spring semester. 

Summer Term: Online courses are offered during an Intensive Summer Term that makes available a select number of one and two credit courses from the Fall and Spring semesters to students that desire to complete degree programs in less time.

Completion: Students can work at their desired pace. The Certificate Program is perfect for working adults.  A typical part-time student would complete certificate in 2 years [eight credits per semester].