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

January 23-27, 2017

  • The Essence & Practice of Servant Leadership, Dr. Ed Robinson
    An exploration of nature and practice of servant leadership in the context of pastoral ministry and organizational leadership.  The course will analyze a range of leadership perspectives as they relate to Jesus' imperative to his disciples..."the greatest of you should be the least, and the one who rules like the one who serves."  Applied topics include nurturing "servant-oriented" organizational culture, leading in a servant organization, developing other servant leaders, and evaluating servant leadership.  
  • Soul-Care for Leaders, Dr. Joe Gorman
    This course explores the various personal and spiritual issues that confront Christian leaders in ministry.  Topics include strategies for managing stress and burnout, sexuality and ministry, and re-imagining success in ministry.