We started the Berean School of Theology and Practical Christian Living to help people better prepare for ministry, leadership, and missions. We also recognized the need to offer coursework for people wanting to go deeper in Biblical and spiritual knowledge.
Courses in the Berean School are classified into 3 areas: CONNECT, Berean Ministry Training, and Berean Leadership Training. Each level builds and deepens in knowledge. In order to participate and lead in ministry at PCC, some level of course completion is required.
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Connect is the course to take if you want to get to know PCC. It's also required for membership.
Berean Ministry Training
Berean Ministry Training classes may be audited or taken at the certificate level to earn the Berean Ministry Training Certificate. Once you have earned the certificate, you may be offered an opportunity to pursue a particular ministry or be challenged to help in the ministry of the School itself. If full-time missions is in your future you may present the mission to the leadership and make the request to have Portage Community Chapel become your sending church once you have completed this level of training.
How to Study the Bible on Your Own
Berean Leadership Training
Berean Leadership Training also has courses which may be audited or taken at the certificate level. This second certificate is offered to those who desire to go deeper and train others in ministry. You must earn the certificate if your desire is to lead in a particular ministry. For the certificate, you are required to take ministry-specific training courses in the area of interest along with two Bible electives from the first list and two electives from the second list.
Creative Arts (Worship)
Timothy & Titus
The 5 Love Languages
Seekers, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Medical Services, Disaster Relief, Celebrate Recovery, Veterans