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

November 5 - 9, 2018
This course provides an overview of principles, procedures and best practices relating to the development of the local church board and biblical stewardship.  The course will explore ways to create functionally effective church boards, the personal development of board members and an introduction to the resources available through the COMPASS Initiative, a program funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment for Nazarene clergy and local churches.  The goal is that every pastor will model biblical stewardship and the church board will give spiritual leadership fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility.  

An exploration of how pastors and church leaders can engage in what God is doing in their local communities through missional engagement.  The course will explore how missional engagement includes both discipleship and evangelism and how it forms and shapes faithful disciples.