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

July 17-21, 2017

Spiritual Formation, Rhythms of Grace for Life in Christ - Rhonda Carrim
An exploration of foundational biblical, theological and historical understandings of Christian spiritual formation. This course particularly explores the reflective discipline of one’s own journey with God, highlighting a variety of spiritual practices as means of grace in one’s life.

Navigating Evangelism - Bob Luhn
Designed for anyone who is open to a more relational, more conversational approach to evangelism in contrast to the presentational styles of evangelism most often used in the past century. Jesus promised that we would be His witnesses to those close to us as well as those far, far away. And yet, evangelism is more often talked about than done; more often criticized than welcomed; and more often feared than enjoyed. Participants will be exposed to methods and activities that show promise for sharing the good news of Christ with inhabitants of the 21st century.

September 11-15, 2017

The Art of Forgiveness - Joe Bankard

Evil, Randomness, and God's Providence - Tom Oord

November 13-17, 2017

Resilience in Ministry - Joe Gorman

Church Board Development & Church Finance - Stephen Borger
An overview of principles, procedures and best practices relating to the leadership and development of the local church board. The course will explore ways to create functionally effective church boards and the personal development of board members. The goal is that every church board will fulfill its fiduciary responsibility and give spiritual leadership.

El Libro de Los Doce: Mensajes Mayores de Los Profetas Menores - Randy Bynum
(Class content and professor interaction will be in Spanish)