Lifelong Learning for Ministers

Because Lifelong Learning shouldn't be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Enhance your life and ministry with Northwest Nazarene University's low cost, fully online catalog of continuing education courses and fulfill your denomination's lifelong learning requirements.  

You are dedicated to improving your ministry.  And we're committed to your leadership growth.  Taught by NNU's gifted faculty and leading-edge practitioners in the field, our easy-to-navigate online courses feature a fresh design that is also mobile-friendly for those on the go.

Explore our expanding catalog of ministry courses: each one carrying ten lifelong learning units (1.0 CEU) for just $29 per course.  Expand your biblical and theological knowledge.  Enhance your ministry skills.  Log in at whatever time of day works for you using your desktop, tablet, laptop, or smartphone.  Do it all in a week, just a couple of hours per day.  All content is imbedded in each course, with no textbooks required.  Courses are limited to 15 adults to maximize interactive learning.

Courses are intended for continuing education and are not designed to satisfy requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.  For more information or to register for a course, please contact Stacey Bullard at

Upcoming Lifelong Learning Courses at NNU

March 27-31, 2017

  • The Goal of Youth Ministry, Dr. Michael Kipp
    What is the purpose of ministry to and with young persons?  What exactly does the Church wish to accomplish?  In this course we will explore a biblical and theological purpose for that will set the trajectory for youth ministry to stem the tide of young people leaving the Church (40-60%) after high school graduation. 
  • Theology of Work, Prof. Rich Shockey
    Is work the result of the fall of humankind or is it part of God's original plan?  This course considers the ways the biblical narratives bring meaning and context to the idea of work.  It will explore a range of issues from whether work is the result of The Fall, laity/clergy dynamics, the secula/sacred "divide," and how the vocation of all Christians begins at baptism.