Imagine your church full of young people who are connected to God, serve, and are full of faith rather than joining the ranks of those leaving their faith and faith community behind.

The trend of young people leaving the church, if not their faith altogether is well documented:


The percentage of Gen Z that identifies as atheist is double than that of the U.S. adult population. Barna Study (2016)

More than one-third of Gen Z (37%) believes it is not possible to know for sure if God is real. Barna Study (2016)

More than half of all Americans, both teens (58%) and adults (62%), agree with the statement “Many religions can lead to eternal life; there is no ‘one true religion.’ Barna Study (2016)

More than half of Gen Z says church involvement is either “not too much” (27%) or “not at all” important (27%). Barna Study (2016)

Only 10% of Christian twenty-somethings (18-29 years old) have a resilient faith (defined as Christians who engage with their church, trust the Bible, believe in the sacrificial work of the cross, and express desire to transform society as a result of their faith)” Barna Study (2019)

You recognize the need to build resilience in young people’s faith, but need the tools to help students discover how the answers to life’s biggest questions can be found in their faith, which is why we created...

INTRODUCING 'PRIME'

A four-year series of video lectures by Portland Bible College professors on Doctrine, Worldviews and Discipleship to help strengthen the faith of your students for the future and equip parents and pastors to answer the complex set of questions facing students today with the Biblical worldview in mind.

What People Are Saying About PRIME

Ezekiel Corbus, PRIME Student

"I have no idea where I would be now if my parents didn't force me to participate in PRIME! Before PRIME, I struggled with anxiety and fear and even questioned if God was real. The PRIME classes absolutely changed the trajectory of my life! I found out that God has a purpose for my life, that the Bible is absolutely true, and that confidence in Jesus is the best kind of confidence you could ever have."

Jennifer Corbus, Parent

“My son’s life was miraculously transformed by the teaching at PRIME. It led him to know he had a purpose and a future, and on top of that, receiving college credit gave him the confidence to pursue more academic goals.”

David Wilkins, Youth Pastor

“PRIME took our youth to the next level! Students loved the PBC classes, developed a personal devotional life, served in different ministries, and bonded with each other. Every youth ministry should take advantage of the material and framework provided by PRIME.”

Dylan Jones, Youth Pastor

"As a youth pastor for 10 years, I can confidently say that PRIME is the most effective thing we’ve ever done in youth ministry. By partnering with Portland Bible College we went from simply being a place that gathers young people to a place that produces disciples. Our youth are assimilating their faith into their everyday lives."

Topics Covered in PRIME 02


Click here to view entire Series of topics for all four sections of Prime.

Here’s what you get when you Sign Up for Prime

  • Video Classes: Each course includes 18 videos (approx. 45mins long) taught by PBC professors. Scroll down to view topics.
  • Student Notes: A comprehensive notebook with blanks for students to fill in are provided for you to download and print for your students.
  • Schedules: Prime was designed as a 6-week summer internship, but groups can facilitate content over any length of time. Preview Sample Schedules
  • Promotional: Marketing assets are provided to use for promoting the internship program and getting buy-in from parents and students.
  • Design Templates: Design files are provided including editable graphics and a T-Shirt design for students.
  • Ministry Experience: Giving your students hands-on experience helps them feel connected. Resources are provided to help place students in ministry areas and plan meaningful opportunities to help them grow and be discipled.
  • Outreach Planning: We recommend an Outreach opportunity in your community as a capstone to the PRIME summer internship. We resource you with ideas and ways to outreach.
  • Your prime purchase includes college credit for up to five students.
  • The cost for each additional student is only $40.
  • Get more information on offering credit here.

By the end of PRIME students will:

  • Know the primary components of their faith.

    Professors address doctrines like: Why scripture can be trusted? How do we know God exists? What is the purpose of mankind? Who is Christ and why the Incarnation matters. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives? Why does Church Matter? What does sin do to our lives? What are the benefits of the atonement? And many more.

  • Gain confidence to speak truth.

    Give students the confidence to enter their universities or workplaces that the Bible continues to provide relevant truth to life’s biggest challenges. Professors teach on the Biblical view of Justice, Race, Immigration, Mental Health, Poverty, Marriage and Family, Gender, Sanctity of life. And many more.

  • Develop the mental and moral qualities of Christian character.

    Help students develop their own spiritual practices. Professors teach practical skills like time-management and developing friendships; spiritual skills like developing a devotional time, the value of worship and the word as well as teach on character qualities of honesty and generosity.

Let Portland Bible College resource you to strengthen the faith of your students for their future.

Get instant access to PRIME for only $380. This includes college credit for 5 students.

  • CLASSES ON DISCIPLESHIP, WORLDVIEW AND DOCTRINE
  • COMMUNICATION RESOURCES
  • MINISTRY EXPERIENCE RESOURCES
  • PORTLAND BIBLE COLLEGE CREDIT
ONE TIME PAYMENT
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Prime is perfect for you if you...

  • Want a systematic way to gather, disciple and mentor students

  • See a need for more biblical literacy and worldview training in your students

  • Want to solidify and help students articulate what they believe and why they believe it

  • Already have a lot of ministry on your plate and could use resources and tools for planning a structured internship

  • Feel challenged by student questions about faith, sexuality, identity, purpose, and many other big topics of the day

  • Want to equip students to embrace God’s truth and champion a biblical worldview

  • Want to send students into college with the confidence to face opposing ideas and worldviews

  • Desire to effectively strengthen the current and future faith of your youth students

  • Have students that would benefit from earning college credit

What People Are Saying About PRIME

FAQ

  • How many lectures are available in PRIME?

    Prime has four parts - PRIME01, PRIME02, PRIME03 and PRIME04. Each section of PRIME includes 18 lectures - 6 lectures on Biblical Doctrine, 6 lectures on Worldviews and 6 lectures on spiritual disciplines. There are a total of 72 lectures in the series and no topic is repeated. Students or groups do not need to start at the beginning of PRIME, but can step into any section of PRIME.

  • Is it possible to get college credit from PRIME?

    Yes. When you sign up for PRIME, credit is already included for your first five students. It is optional to take advantage of this, but it is also a great incentive for parents to buy in. Each section of PRIME is worth 1 semester credit. Students can get up to 4 credits if they attend all four sections of PRIME.

  • What is the level of the content in the lectures?

    It is college level content, packaged in a way that is appropriate for the attention span of a high school student. The content is not exhaustive, but it is designed to spark a new curiosity regarding topics that go beyond what they are usually exposed to in Sunday school and Youth groups.

  • Are there age limitations on who can enroll in PRIME?

    Highschool students, College students and young adults have all reported that the content and topics are extremely relevant to their current context. We think the ideal age is 16-24 year olds, but many adults, especially parents of young adults, find the topics very helpful. Students should have completed 8th grade as a minimum.

  • Is the scheduling of the program customizable?

    Yes. We will provide to you what we did and how we did it, but you are able to rearrange the components however they fit best for your group. We offered three lectures a week over 6 weeks. Some groups have done two lectures a week over 9 weeks during a Fall or Spring term.

  • How long do I get access to the material?

    Each section you sign up for will be available to access and use for four months. If you need an extension, please just email us at pbconline@portlandbiblecollege.org.