Disciples that have transformational influence on their society do not come overnight.


It takes intentional learning in the context of accountable relationships to gain that type of influence. However, most pastors and leaders are overworked with little time to teach doctrine or design courses, let alone develop discipleship pathways, which is why we created...

PBC CORE

Portland Bible College has become a strategic partner for pastors and churches to help create disciples and train leaders for His church worldwide. We help both mature and new believers understand the core beliefs of Christianity by teaching courses on Doctrine, Bible, Theology and Worldviews without the pressure of assignments or due dates.

What People Are Saying About PBC CORE

Pastor Jude Fouquier, Lead Pastor

“Over my life in ministry the Basic Doctrine course at Portland Bible College has shaped, molded and transformed my thinking. I cannot imagine my life or ministry without it. I owe PBC so much. I truly believe that this college has some of the best biblical professors in the world, which is why we choose to implement large portions of their curriculum into our internship and leadership teams. Let PBC transform your life and ministry, the way it has mine. I highly recommended this course and others offered by PBC."

Pastor Judah Smith, Lead Pastor

“The PBC courses I took over a ten year period of time had a dramatic shaping influence on both my life and ministry. It’s been my honor to learn from these true leaders of the faith and I am grateful for the flexibility of online learning that enabled me to do that in the place of my calling. "

Christian International Church

Pastor Eric Butler, Senior Pastor

“Partnering with PBC to bring Bible and Theology courses to my congregation has brought a depth of teaching and an impartation of the Holy Spirit that has literally transformed individuals that would rarely read their Bible, to people who love learning and are effective for ministry.”

Here is what you gain with PBC Core:

  • Become a resilient disciple by strengthening your efforts to think, live and engage the world as a believer

  • Create a framework for thinking about God, His Church, our identity and his purpose for our lives

  • Walk away from each lecture with personal application of the lessons learned from the Bible that you can use right now

  • Understand the significance both theologically and practically of having a biblically based worldview and the manner in which it impacts every facet of your life

  • Understand the role of the Church in the grand purposes of God and have the same passion and commitment to the church that Jesus has

This bundle of courses are the ones you’ll visit time and time again, no matter how long you’ve been a follower of Jesus.


PBC CORE includes access to the seven classes that every believer should take.

COURSE 1 & COURSE 2
Basic Doctrine

Basic Doctrine is a study of the most important beliefs of Christianity. The purpose of this course is to set a solid foundation for sound Christian thinking. Every other PBC course builds on these concepts. Basic Doctrine provides not only a foundation, but a framework for thinking; about God, his purposes and our lives. It's the basis of our values, beliefs and life's decisions. You cannot enjoy a meaningful Christian life without understanding at least some of the fundamental beliefs of the faith. This challenging class provides a concise and systematic understanding of the importance of those beliefs.

COURSE 3
Old Testament Survey

More than sixty percent of the Bible is contained in the Old Testament. Yet, the material seems so different from the life we live today that it can be difficult to see the merit of studying it. This course will bring these ancient texts to life by exploring each of the 39 Old Testament books in light of their historical context, circumstances surrounding the writing, author, date, and the primary messages within them. The truth is, without basic knowledge and understanding of the events, people, laws and religious practices in the Old Testament, it is impossible to fully understand and appreciate many of the concepts, principles and doctrines expressed in the New Testament.

COURSE 4
New Testament Survey

New Testament Survey is an overview of the 27 books found in the New Testament, emphasizing their historic settings and thematic content. Each book is highlighted for its special contribution to the rest of Scripture, and its relationship to the other books. It will also help the student answer the question, what does the New Testament mean for us today.

COURSE 5
Holy Spirit

When Jesus left earth, He made it clear that the Holy Spirit would be the key to fulfilling Christ’s purposes in and through our lives. This course will provide a greater understanding of the theological as well as practical experience of the Christian believer in the spirit-filled life.

COURSE 6
Doctrine of the Church

A systematic study of the Church in relation to the eternal purpose of God and what this implies for this present generation. Particular care is taken to give a scriptural analysis of what God is saying to the Church today. In society today, many Christians do not see the need to be regularly involved with the local church. This course will provide the biblical basis for the place and eternal purpose of the local church and offer practical application for each believer's role in it. The goal is to lead the student to have the same vision, passion and commitment to the church that Jesus has.

COURSE 7
Worldviews

Worldviews attempts to articulate for students how each worldview answers the following big questions of life: Knowledge Question, Reality Question, God Question, Morality Question, Identity Question, Meaning Question, Eternity Question, and the Hope Question. The student will understand the significance both theologically and practically of having a biblically based worldview and the manner in which it impacts every facet of life. There will be comparisons made between worldviews that show various outcomes and results in believing a set worldview.

With PBC CORE you will be able to:

  • ARTICULATE CORE BELIEFS OF CHRISTIAN FAITH

    Quickly and richly respond to people when they ask you what the Bible says about a topic.

  • LISTEN TO OVER 200 LIVE LECTURES

    Receive revelation and impartation from PBC Professors. Each course includes a minimum of 27 lectures each.

  • JUMP BETWEEN CLASSES

    Getting ready to teach? You can easily learn about the Doctrine of God in Basic Doctrine and then how other worldviews describe who God is by switching to another course in your bundle!

  • DIVE DEEPER

    These are not your typical Sunday school courses. These college level courses move beyond cursory teaching and build a rich understanding of topics in scripture.

  • DISCOVER THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLICAL TRUTHS IN TODAY'S CULTURE

    Receive fresh insight and inspiration on how every book of the Bible is relevant in today’s post-christian context.

  • BUILD RESILIENT DISCIPLES COMMITTED TO THE CHURCH

    Each of these courses are critical to a systematic understanding of the Christian faith and form the foundation for any additional study of the Word of God.

Get instant access to all seven courses in this series for one low price of $29/month!

The cost of tuition to take all these courses for credit would be $2455, but you can access all of the same content for only $29 a month!

  • COURSE 1: Basic Doctrine Part One
  • COURSE 2: Basic Doctrine Part Two
  • COURSE 3: Old Testament Survey
  • COURSE 4: New Testament Survey
  • COURSE 5: Holy Spirit
  • COURSE 6: Doctrine of the Church
  • COURSE 7: Worldviews
MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION - CANCEL ANYTIME
Seven courses.
One low price.

FAQ

  • When are courses offered?

    Audit courses are independent studies that can be started any day of the year! Simply click on the big orange button (above) to purchase with a card for immediate online access when you are ready to start.

  • What is included in the audit version of a course?

    Every course has A LOT of content as they are the same lectures provided to students in the classroom! The majority of courses include at least 28 full lectures; each between 35-50mins. Students can download student notes and take notes while they are listening to professors. Audit students do not interact with other students, engage the teacher or have assignments.

  • If I change my mind, can I get credit for my audit course?

    Audit courses can not be converted to credit courses. In order to get college credit, students need to enter a system of accountability and feedback for progress made and work completed. Students desiring to get college credit or pursue a degree must apply and get accepted to Portland Bible College. You can apply here.

  • What if the material didn’t meet my expectations?

    If within two weeks of purchase, if you are unsatisfied in any way, PBC will be happy to provide a refund. Please submit your request to pbconline@portlandbiblecollege.org and include your name and courses.

  • I need more time, how do I extend my access?

    We definitely recommend that students access one course at a time due to the fact that each course has so much content! If life gets busy and you would like more time to go through the content, we are happy to extend access for one additional month at no additional cost to help you wrap up your course. Additional extensions can be provided at a greatly reduced rate to help you receive the full benefits of your purchase. Simply email pbconline@portlandbiblecollege.org with your request!

  • Can I download the course content?

    All PBC courses offer comprehensive course notes, which include the points, scriptures and even charts and images that every student can download and keep when the course is done. Students are not able to download actual course lectures to their devices. PBC offers many free lectures and resources to our community, but entire courses are copyrighted.

  • What are the technical requirements to participate?

    Students must have a computer (PC or Mac) and access to a high-speed internet connection to stream videos. Many lectures should also play on mobile and tablet devices, but the PBC help desk is unable to provide technical support for those. The lectures will work on any browser, but we have found Firefox to provide the most consistent display.

  • Where do I get help if I experience technical issues?

    For a fast resolve to your technical issues, please contact the PBC Help Desk at pbchelpdesk@portlandbiblecollege.org. All your questions will be responded to within 24 hours except on weekends when they will receive prompt attention on Monday morning. In your email, please include that you are auditing a course, the name of the course and the specific challenge you have.

What People Are Saying About PBC CORE

Nancy H.

“I have taken several audit courses and I have loved them so much! Each course is thought-provoking, challenging, and extremely stimulating. My life has been changed and enriched by what I have learned and the courses I've taken have given me the most wonderful and exciting daily revelations that totally reshaped and informed my understanding of 'the Gospel.' I've loved my courses so much that I've even gotten several of my friends to take classes too and they've also been enthusiastic about what they've learned!"

Donna J.

“I love an opportunity to learn new things and gain a deeper understanding of truths,but I had no idea that my online classes were going to touch me in such a personal way. Every person regardless if you are in full-time ministry or not should take the opportunity to sit under teaching at PBC at least one point in your life.”