Academic Programs
(All courses are 3 credit hours each)

Certificate in Biblical Studies

Program Goal: The Certificate in Biblical Studies is designed to provide the student with a basic foundation for present and future study of the Bible.

Course Number & Title

Bible Courses: (36 credits)
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
OTS 102 Old Testament Survey II
OTS 103 Old Testament Survey III
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 102 New Testament Survey II
NTS 103 New Testament Survey III
BF 101 Bible Interpretation
BF 102 Bible Study Methods
BF 103 Bible Lands and Customs
OTS Old Testament Elective
NTS New Testament Elective
OTS/NTS/TH Electives
Total Credit Hours 36 

Certificate in Christian Teaching

Program Goal: The Certificate in Christian Teaching is designed to equip the student with basic skills of learning and teaching the Scriptures.

Bible Courses: (21 credits)
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
OTS 102 Old Testament Survey II
OTS 103 Old Testament Survey III
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 102 New Testament Survey II
NTS 103 New Testament Survey III
BF 101 Inductive Bible Study

Christian Education: (6 Credits)
CE 101 Teaching Methods
CE 102 Educational Ministries of the Church

Urban Studies: (3 Credits)
US 202 Ministry to Urban Families

Electives: (6 Credits)
BF, CE, or CM Courses

Total Credit Hours 36

Certificate in Christian Counseling

Program Goal: The Certificate in Christian Counseling is designed to develop spiritual caregivers for helping others. Contact the Student Advisor for additional information.

Prerequisite: Strong writing skills*

Bible Courses: (21 Credits)
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey 1
OTS 102 Old Testament Survey II
OTS 103 Old Testament Survey III
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 102 New Testament Survey II
NTS 103 New Testament Survey III
BF 101 Inductive Bible Study


Counseling Courses: (27 Credits)

Caring for People God's Way Series: (9 Credits)
CC 220 Caring for People God's Way I
CC 221 Caring for People God's Way II
CC 222 Caring for People God's Way III

Breaking Free Series (9 Credits)
CC 223 Breaking Free I
CC 224 Breaking Free II
CC 225 Breaking Free III

Stress and Trauma Care Series: (9 Credits)
CC 226 Stress and Trauma Care I
CC 227 Stress and Trauma Care II
CC 228 Stress and Trauma Care III

Urban Ministry: (3 Credits)
US 202 Ministry to Urban Families

Total Credit Hours 51

Prerequisite: Strong writing skills*

A certificate will be issued by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) through the Light Learning Institute for completion of the series. North Portland Bible College will also issue a Certificate in Christian Counseling for completion of the 36 credit hours, which includes the "Caring for People God's Way series."

Certificate in Intercultural Studies

Program Goal: The Certificate in Intercultural Studies is designed to prepare students for effective cross-cultural living and ministry in response to the mandates of the Great Commission.

Bible Courses: (21 Credits)
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey 1
OTS 102 Old Testament Survey II
OTS 103 Old Testament Survey III
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 102 New Testament Survey II
NTS 103 New Testament Survey III
BF 102 Bible Interpretation

Theology: (3 Credits)
TH 201 Basic Bible Doctrine

Core Courses: (24 Credits)
ANTH 101 Anthropology in A Diverse World
GE 202 Communicating for Understanding
ICS 204 Understanding Islam
ICS 205 Religions of the World
ICS 206 Missional Eyes in A Changing World
ICS 207 Mobilizing the Missional Church
ICS 208 Contemporary Issues in the World of Mission
PD 106: Equipping Christians for Ministry

Internship: (6 Credits)
Serving the World at Home & Abroad 
To be determined by the instructor with input from the academic dean

Workshops(3 one-Credit Courses)
Storying the Bible
Business as Ministry
Social & Economic Justice
Total Credits 54

 

 

 

Certificate in Pastoral Ministries

Program Goal: The Certificate in Pastoral Ministries is designed to prepare people to know the Bible and minister its truths to others.

Bible Courses: 24 Credits
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
OTS 102 Old Testament Survey II
OTS 103 Old Testament Survey III
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 102 New Testament Survey II
NTS 103 New Testament Survey III
BF 101 Inductive Bible Study

Theology: (3 credits)
TH 201 Basic Bible Doctrine

Church History Series: (6 credits)
CH 202 Apostolic Church to the Reformation
CH 203 Reformation to the Modern Era

Personal Development: (3 credits only)
PD 106 Spiritual Formation
PD 205 Spiritual Formation
PD 206 Christian Ethics

Christian Ministry: (9 credits only)
CM 201 Church Administration
CM 202 Homiletics
CM 203 Ministry of Worship
CM 204 Pastoral Roles & Responsibilities
CM 205 Pastoral Leadership

Intercultural Studies (3 Credits only)
ICS 206 Missional Eyes in A Changing World
ICS 207 Mobilizing the Missional Church
Total Credit Hours 48

Associate Degree in Christian Ministry (ACM)
Requires 90 credit hours for completion

Program Goal: The ACM Degree Program is designed for students who desire a college degree, but are also seeking training and skills to enhance their ministry in the local church. Some classes in the certificate programs are transferrable to the ACM Degree Program.


Course Title Credit Hours
Bible Courses 33 Credits
:
OTS 101-102-103 Old Testament Survey
NTS 101-102-103 New Testament Survey
BF 101 Inductive Bible Study
BF 102 Bible Interpretation
BF 103 Bible Lands and Customs
OTS/NTS Electives, one each


Theology: 6 Credits
TH 201 Doctrines of the Bible
TH 202 Defending the Faith


Christian Education 6 Credits:
CE 101a, b, or c, Teaching Methods
(Age specific: a. Children b. Youth c. Adult)
CE 102 Educational Ministries of the Church


General Education 22 Credits:
GE 100 Spell to Write and Read
GE 111 English Composition
GE 112 Writing Research Papers
GE 201 Advanced Writing
GE 202 Communicating for Understanding

The twelve credits listed under Urban Studies meet the general education requirements.     


Christian Ministry 6 Credits only:
CM 201 Church Administration
CM 202 Homiletics
CM 203 Ministry of Worship
CM 204 Pastoral Roles and Responsibilities
CM 205 Pastoral Leadership


Personal Development: 6 Credits
PD 106 Spiritual Formation
PD 205 Christian Ethics
PD 206 Spiritual Gifting


Church History 6 Credits:
CH 202 Apostolic Church to the Reformation
CH 203 Reformation to the Modern Era


Urban Studies: 12 Credits
US 201 Understanding the City
US 202 Ministry to the Urban Families
US 203 Ministry to Urban Children
US 204 Ministry to Urban Youth

The twelve credits listed under Urban Studies meet the general education requirements.


Intercultural Studies: 6 Credits
ICS 204 Understanding Islam
ICS 205 Religions of the World
ICS 206 Missional Eyes in A Changing World
ICS 207 Mobilizing the Missional Church
Total Credit Hours 90

 


 

 

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHT:

  • Center for Urban Pastoral Ministry
  • Partners and Friends Annual Banquet
  • Urban Center for Women's Ministry

CURRENT COURSES:

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List of Textbooks

STUDENT HANDBOOK:

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