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

Evil, Love and, Providence - Tom Oord
Most people wonder how God acts in the world. Most think God is loving and powerful. And yet evil occurs. Is God to blame for causing or allowing evil? Thomas Jay Oord explores God's providence using ideas from his award-winning book, The Uncontrolling Love of God.

Developing Your Leadership Style for Effective Ministry - Daryl Johnson
"You can only lead according to who you are rather than who you are not" is a Gallup principle we will explore through the StrengthsFinder online assessment. If you have not taken this assessment, you will need to purchase this book new: Winseman, Albert L., et al. Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents, and Inspire Your Community. Gallup Press, 2008. In the book, is an access code to take the online assessment. Knowing your Top Five signature themes will be crucial to other leadership courses to be offered.