Seminar by the Sea

Offered several times a year on different topics ranging from "Preaching and Teaching the Scripture" to "The Life of the Minister," this continuing education opportunity gives pastors a chance to escape to Point Loma for several days of knowledge and skill development.

Pastors Day [February 2017]

Pastors Day is our gift to pastors and is held each year in February. Listen to this year's interview with Leonard Sweet,

Youth Worker Day [March 2017]

Youth Worker Day is our gift to all youth workers and is held each year in March. This year, we were pleased to have special guest Doug Fields with us. Click here to find out more information and/or register by March 1.

Pastoral Forums

Offered several times a year, Pastors Forums are opportunities for pastors to discuss with and learn from one another.* 

Below is a list of the forums we have offered in the past:

  • Finishing Well (for pastors in their last five years of ministry)
  • Beginning Well (for pastors in their first five years of ministry)
  • Children's Pastors
  • Youth Pastors
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Multi-Cultural Pastors
  • Women in Ministry

*Pastors Forums are available to Nazarene pastors by invitation. Please contact our office at for more information.

Ministerial Candidate Workshop*

This weekend is uniquely designed to provide licensed ministers seeking ordination with a deeper understanding of their calling and personal development. Each Fall, the Ministerial Candidate Workshop is offered at a PLNU campus through the Center for Pastoral Leadership. This year's English Language-Track event will be held September 29th-October1st, 2017.  The Spanish Languague-Track will be held at our Bakersfield campus November 3rd-5th, 2017.

*NOTE: Attendees of this event must receive an endorsement from their district in order to register for this event. 

Strengths Events

Please visit our Strengths Page for updated information on our Strengths Summits, 101 and 201 events.

Nazarene Strengths Institute (NSI)

Looking for information on the Nazarene Strengths Institute?  Visit our new website by clicking here.

Hotel Partnerships

Click here for a listing of the hotels that PLNU partners with.  All hotels listed provide a PLNU rate to attendees of CPL events.  Additionally, a percentage of the price you pay for your reservation is credited back to the University.

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