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We believe that each person is designed to fulfill the simplicity of the Gospel. It does not matter if you are called to be a dentist, to be a coach, or to be a pastor of 5,000 people, we are all called to love and to lead. Desperation College provides two programs that enable students to learn more about ministry in and through the local church as we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Traditional Program

The Traditional Program at Desperation College is a is a full-time two-year program for college students ages 18 to 24 who wish to pursue vocational ministry. This program offers Desperation College leadership and ministry courses, along with Portland Bible College classes that are eligible for transfer toward a degree with PBC. Students in this program will have the opportunity to get hands-on training and experience in a specific area of ministry.The Traditional Program also provides the option to apply for a 3rd year internship. The goal of the full-time program is to equip leaders to live out their purpose through the local church. Students will ultimately graduate with an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.

Evening Program

The Evening Program at Desperation College is a part-time program that is directed towards the adult learner ages twenty and up. Students will have the opportunity to grow in leadership principles in the context of a Christian community through the local church. The goal of this program is to encourage and empower leaders to walk in their God-given callings whether in the work place, at home, or pursuing a career in the ministry field. Students will ultimately graduate with a Certificate of Ministry

Ministry Tracks

Students in both programs will choose a specific area of ministry they would like to study while at Desperation College. Below are the Ministry Tracks offered at Desperation College:

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Kids Ministry (PreK-5th grade)
  • Student Ministry (Middle School-High School)
  • Church Ministries (Community Groups, DC Connect Team, Church Administration)
  • Worship (audition only)
  • Creative/Production (lights, sound, design, and communications)
  • Events