Online Degrees

Certificate of Theology

The Certificate in Theology available online is suited for the student who desires more Bible training for the purpose of serving in the local church. This program is for students that have either already completed a degree in another field of study that are looking to add Biblical studies to their perspective or students looking to lay a Biblical foundation to their lives.

Through this Certificate, students can easily go on to complete an Associate of Theology degree or Associate in Church Leadership degree at Portland Bible College. Biblical knowledge and Christian Doctrine form the basis of this certificate. Students, then choose their electives from a series of different emphases based on their personal calling or ministry work.

A minimum of 32 credits are necessary to receive this certificate.

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Associate of Theology

Students can complete the Associate of Theology completely online. The Associate of Theology degree is suited for the student who desires more Bible training for the purpose of serving in the local church. The program offers a wide range of courses relevant to lay-pastoral and educational ministries in the local church. Bible knowledge, Christian doctrine and practical training form the basis of the core curriculum.

A minimum of 64 credits are necessary to fulfill the degree requirements.

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Associate of Church Leadership

Applicants for this program must be over the age of 25 and currently have significant ministerial involvement. A background in formal ministerial training is helpful. Acceptance into the Church Leadership Program is by special application only. Those desiring acceptance into this program need to submit a letter of request; a resume of educational and ministerial experience and a statement from the applicant’s pastor regarding past and future leadership involvement. This is a highly flexible program that allows students to develop several emphases in church leadership, Biblical studies, world missions and youth ministry. A total of 64 credits are necessary to fulfill this degree’s requirements.

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Bachelor of Theology

The four year program that leads to a Bachelor of Theology degree is suited for the student who desires more Bible training for the purpose of serving in the local church. The program offers a wide range of courses relevant to Bible knowledge, Christian doctrine, pastoral ministry and practical training. A total of 128 credits are necessary to fulfill this degree’s requirements.

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Course Available Online

Students can complete an entire Bachelor’s Degree ONLINE with Portland Bible College. Courses are offered online once a year, either in the Fall Semester or in the Spring Semester. Each semester is 15 weeks long. A handful of these courses are offered during an intensive 7 week summer term. Online courses include all of the live classroom recordings. See tables below for when courses are offered online and to watch a preview lecture from each course.

Fall Semester

Basic Doctrine (5 credits)

Personal Discipline (2 credits)

Life of Christ (3 credits)

Human Development (3 credits)

Passions & Values I (1 credit)

Old Testament Survey (2 credits)

Local Church (2 credits)

Intro to Counseling (2 credits)

Bible Research (2 credits)

Pentateuch (3 credits)

Pastoral Ministry (2 credits)

Leading People (2 credits)

Advanced Counseling (2 credits)

Romans (2 credits)

Hermeneutics (3 credits)

Homiletics (2 credits)

Prison Epistles (2 credits)

Advanced Theology (2 credits)

Wisdom Literature (3 credits)

Minor Prophets (2 credits)

Major Prophets (3 credits)

Intro to Bible Study (1 credit)

Spring Semester

Passions and Values II (1 credit)

New Testament Survey (2 credits)

Worship in the Bible (2 credits)

Personal Evangelism (2 credits)

Holy Spirit (2 credits)

Intro to Bible Study (1 credit)

Doctrine of the Church (2 credits)

Covenants (3 credits)

Intro to Preaching (1 credit)

Old Testament History (5 credits)

Social Responsibility (3 credits)

Counseling Techniques (3 credits)

Acts (2 credits)

Pauline Epistles (3 credits)

Marriage and Family (3 credits)

Kings and Prophets (2 credits)

Women and Ministry (2 credits)

Vision Leadership (2 credits)

Hebrews (2 credits)

Decision Making (2 credits)

Church History (3 credits)

Apocalyptic Literature (3 credits)

Building Leaders & Teams (2 credits)

Writings of John (3 credits)

Church Planting (1 credit)

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