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 embedded 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 Michele Emerson at

Upcoming Lifelong Learning Courses at NNU

March 19 - 23, 2018
Psalms for Life:  A Wesleyan Way - Stephen Riley

Many people will recognize “The Lord is my Shepherd…” as the first line of Psalm 23.  However, less are as acquainted with the rest of the 150 prayers of ancient Israel and the richness of their reflections on all matters of life.  This course will offer the opportunity to engage with the full variety of psalms and think about how their form and content can help us in our own spiritual journey as well as our practice of ministry.

The Goal of Youth and Family Ministry - Mike Kipp
What is the purpose of ministry to and with young persons?  What exactly does the Church hope to accomplish?  In this course, we will explore a biblical and theological purpose for ministry that will set the trajectory for youth ministry to stem the tide of young people leaving the Church after high school graduation.