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

June 5-9, 2017

Reading New Testament Letters Today - Dick Thompson
Reading a New Testament letter can be like reading someone else’s mail...but centuries old! And these letters often deal with issues very different from what we face today. This course will explore how we can read these letters so that they speak in fresh ways in our day. Each offering of this course will examine a different letter.

Spiritual Formation, Rhythms of Grace for Life in Christ - Rhonda Carrim
An exploration of foundational biblical, theological and historical understandings of Christian spiritual formation. This course particularly explores the reflective discipline of one’s own journey with God, highlighting a variety of spiritual practices as means of grace in one’s life.

July 24-28, 2017

Discovering Holiness - Diane Leclerc
This course will provide the opportunity to review the tenants of a theology of holiness and sanctification, as well as explore some key areas of confusion that can still linger when presenting and preaching the doctrine today. Attention will be given particularly in how to communicate the theology to laity.

July 24-28, 2017

Navigating Evangelism - Bob Luhn
Designed for anyone who is open to a more relational, more conversational approach to evangelism in contrast to the presentational styles of evangelism most often used in the past century. Jesus promised that we would be His witnesses to those close to us as well as those far, far away. And yet, evangelism is more often talked about than done; more often criticized than welcomed; and more often feared than enjoyed. Participants will be exposed to methods and activities that show promise for sharing the good news of Christ with inhabitants of the 21st century.