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 6-10, 2016

  • The Pastor as Counselor: An Exploration of Foundational Skills, Rev. Jeff Edmiston
    People in our communities often struggle with emotional, relational, and mental health concerns.  These struggles come in a variety of forms such as the loss of a loved one, marital infidelity, addiction, or depression, to name a few.  Often the pastor is on the front line, offering support to community members before other support resources are available.  In this course, we will discuss foundational skills to assist pastors in this valuable role as counselors.  The course will include an optional live Q & A time where we will address specific questions about students' settings and concerns.    
  • Discovering Holiness, Dr. 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.