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

June 4 - 8, 2018
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 pastoral counselors. The course will include an optional live question-and-answer time where we will address specific questions about students' settings and concerns.

This class is designed to answer three basic questions.  First, what is forgiveness?  Without a clear definition of forgiveness, it is near impossible to actually practice forgiveness.  Second, what are some common misconceptions surrounding forgiveness?  Often, forgiveness gets mistaken for mercy or reconciliation.  This course will help correct some of these common misconceptions.  Finally, this course will give practical tips for learning how to forgive more consistently and effectively.  Many of us want to forgive, but simply don't know how.  This course will offer some very practical steps for moving through the process of forgiveness.