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 Bible School for Everyone!

       PCF Empowerment Institute was founded in the summer of 2015.  In partnership with various local churches, and the support of Spiritual Life Bible College (Brooklyn Center), Dr. Judy Austin and Pastor Ted Austin joined with Senior Pastor Darrell Gillespie of Proverbs Christian Fellowship Church along with Pastor Michael Bluntson of Faith Kingdom Church to offer the community affordable classes in theological studies.

        Until the fall of 2019, the school offered a certificate in theological studies.  Classes were quarterly and students needed 16 courses to graduate from the two-year program.  In 2020, with schools across the nation moving to online classes, the Institute restructured the program.  Beginning January 2021, PCF Empowerment Instiute will begin offering a one-year certificate program in Biblical Studies. Students are required to complete ten courses.  Students will enroll in one class per month and attend class twice a week for a one-year certificate program in Biblical Studies.  The atmosphere is creative and comfortable, and accessible online.  The engaged student will receive an integrated course schedule of learning through exploration, scrutiny and self-reflection.

        Instructors are graduates of accredited colleges, universities and seminaries.  They have years of experience in inner-city ministry and eager to pass on their knowledge.  Class discussions are contextualized to address the unique needs of the African American community and other minority groups; all are welcome. 

       PCF Empowerment Institute is located within Proverbs Christian  Fellowship Church at 3210 Oliver Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55412 (currenly we meet via Zoom).  See us on or contact us  a

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