This year, a group of leaders from The House GDL church had the opportunity to take two Portland Bible College courses in Spanish at their church in Guadalajara, Mexico. The courses were taught by their lead pastor and PBC alumnus, Justin Jaquith (class of 1999). All of the course lectures were recorded to become part of our PBC en Español online certificate program courses. If you know a Spanish-speaking leader who would benefit from studying Theology in their own language, visit www.portlandbiblecollege.org/español
For more than 25 years, PBC has been an integral part of hosting one of the largest youth conferences on the West Coast “Generation Unleashed”. PBC Faculty are often invited to teach workshops on different subjects. If you were able to join us and would like to download an electronic version of this year’s notebook, feel free to do so here.
Hank accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was taken to Home of Hope Orphanage in China at the age of 12. Later in High School he had a strong sense that God was speaking to his heart and “pulling me into His family and preparing a special place for me in serving Him.” He came to PBC to get “a firm foundation for the rest of my life” Today, Hank is a successful businessman in China. “It’s not difficult to brag about my job and how God is using me in business in China and abroad. But nothing can compare to how He has helped me overcome fear and set me free from my past. God gave me the courage to face my past and turn a comma into a period. This has been the biggest comfort God has given me since I graduated. With this courage I was able to reconcile with my father and share the Gospel with him one week before he passed away. I am no longer holding on to regrets and sorrows but walking with peace and joy.”
Training leaders for the local church and society has been at the core of our mission. Many of our alumni are in the front-lines of major social justice issues ranging from poverty to human trafficking. One of these issues, which has had irreparable damage to an entire country and region, is the Syrian refugee crisis. Several of our alumni are working in different countries addressing the needs of this war-torn people group.
Alumna Annika Greco is currently on assignment with Youth for Christ in Lebanon, working with Syrian refugee youth. They offer non-formal education, a sports ministry and weekly tent visits in the refugee camps that build trust and relationships with Muslim families with the goal of sharing the Gospel. A major portion of their job is to work on youth reconciliation programs between Syrian and Lebanese youth.. Read More
September was an exciting month for Mannahouse and PBC as we launched our new Practicum & Apprenticeship programs for Fall Semester 2018. Students now get the benefit of combining the hands on experience of a more traditional style internship with their current academic load to provide students with on the job training for post college opportunities.
We believe that a critical part of a student’s development comes through their involvement in church life and encourage students to become faithful, active participants. Our motto is “training leaders in the church, by the church, and for the church,” and for that reason, a new job placement program is also being developed as a unique part of the Portland Bible College experience.
Through Mannahouse and Portland Bible College connections with churches across the country and around the world, pastors and ministry leaders will be able to inquire about available graduating students qualified for positions within their local churches. Our goal is to prepare students with job ready skills, and provide opportunities directly within a student’s field of expertise upon graduation.
Professor Lanny Hubbard shared a message on what it means to Live a Good Life. Below is the accompanying notes to the full message which you can listen to on our podcast here. Enjoy!
Isaiah 1:17 says that God’s people are to learn to do good. This means that their understanding of what “good” is a process. It is not immediately intuitive. People increase in their understanding of good throughout their lives. How does this take place? It occurs by learning to see how the attribute of “good” can be worked into many areas of their life. From the Hebrew and Greek languages, we learn that the interpretation of “good” is very broad. It applies to many aspects of life and in each area the individual must learn how to apply it. The following is a list of various ways that “goodness” is applied to these areas of life. Read More
Karyn Wells graduated with her Bth in 2018. She graciously shares her journey in this article.
Young and in love with our hearts set on ministry, Jeff and I married the summer between our junior and senior year at PBC in 1987. I worked full-time that fall so he could finish his senior year and graduate. Read More
Kandice Jameson :
We’re thrilled that Kandice Jameson just couldn’t stay away from PBC for very long! After only two weeks of graduating, she said yes to our team and became the newest member of the PBC faculty assisting our registrar in student relations. Kandice is a gifted leader, strong administrator and amazing team player. We’re so excited to have this amazing addition to our team! Read More
This Mother’s Day Glenda Malmin shared a powerful word about the journey of motherhood through the story of Mary the mother of Jesus. It was challenging reminder that our lives are not our own and children are a gift to be given back to the Father. Watch here if you did not have the chance to hear it live. Read More
Over the past 50 years, PBC has had an indelible impact all over the globe. Recently, we have had the opportunity to connect leaders from Iglesia La Roca in Guayaquil Ecuador to begin our Certificate of Theology program 100% in Spanish. Our school administrator and professor, Carlos Marin, had the privilege of ministering to the leadership and congregation. He was able to witness the great work the students are accomplishing there. Read More