Ministerial Candidate Workshop Details

The Ministerial Candidate Workshop (MCW) is a joint venture between the Center for Pastoral Leadership and the districts of the Southwest Region of the Church of the Nazarene.

This weekend is uniquely designed to provide licensed ministers seeking ordination a deeper understanding of their calling.  The goal of the workshop is to help candidates:

  • Identify personal strengths and gifting
  • Receive focused guidance and direction
  • Develop deeper self-awareness
  • Review the Nazarene ordination process
  • Cultivate supportive relationships with district leaders


At the heart of the workshop are times of worship designed to draw parallels between great leaders in the Bible and today’s need for God-directed pastors. 
Each attendee will receive a private consultation with a professional assessment specialist to help discover and understand their unique ministry profile. 

Additionally, seminars will be held during the MCW with the goal of arming attendees with tools for and insights into ministry.
Each part of this workshop has been designed to build upon the next, creating a journey of self-awareness. 

Attendees of this event must receive endorsement from their district in order to register for this event.  Please contact your district's coordinator (listed below) for more information.


Cost and Registration

The cost for attending the Ministerial Candidate Workshop 2014 is $420 per couple, $300 per single (not married).  This fee includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday nights, 5 meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday), materials, and the consultation fees.

You must provide a $100 deposit at the time of registration, and provide the remaining balance one week prior to your arrival at the workshop. 

Please note that only those individuals who have been identified by their district as "Candidates" will be able to register for this event.  These individuals will receive an email from our office with the registration link included.  Please contact your district for more information.  All other questions, please contact Nikki Botts at nikkibotts@pointloma.edu or (619) 849-2410.


 

Additional Information

  • Accommodations for this event will be provided by the Days Hotel in Mission Valley.  Upon registering for this retreat, your hotel room will be booked and you will receive a confirmation code by email.
  • Schedule: Click here for a copy of the tentative schedule for our 2014 event.
  • Transportation to and from PLNU:
    If you plan to arrive by airline or train and would like for us to provide you with shuttle service, please click here and provide us with details of your travel.  A daily shuttle has already been set up between the hotel and PLNU for your convenience.
  • Frequently Asked Questions:
    Interested in additional information about the retreat?  Click here.


District Coordinators:

HawaiiBob Killen
Northern CaliforniaJoe Shreffler
SacramentoSteve Scott
Central CaliforniaRob Songer
Los AngelesAriel Babikian
AnaheimDan Keeton
Southern CaliforniaSteve Rodeheaver
ArizonaChris Conrad
New MexicoPete Myers
Western LatinOrlando Serrano

 


Questions

 
If you have additional questions please contact Nikki Botts, Program Coordinator, Point Loma Nazarene University, at 619-849-2410, Fax 619-849-3324 or email nikkibotts@pointloma.edu.