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 of the event is $420/couple (married candidate) or $395/single. The registration 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 email@example.com or (619) 849-2410.
- 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 schedule from our 2014 event. We will be posting the 2015 schedule as we get closer to the 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.
|Northern California||Joe Shreffler|
|Central California||Rob Songer|
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If you have additional questions please contact Nikki Botts, Program Coordinator, Point Loma Nazarene University, at 619-849-2410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.