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Wesleyan Theology and Contemporary Ministry

How can we lead our churches into a deeper, profoundly transforming encounter with God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit? We will engage in Scripture reading, prayer, and theological conversation together in our attempt to learn from contemporary interpreters of John Wesley's ministry and message to help us answer this critical question.

In that light, we'll explore such questions as:

  • What is the nature of authentic encounter with God?
  • What does it mean practically to teach and to live the biblical proclamation that 'God is love'?
  • Is it possible for us to love God with all our beings, and to love all neighbors as ourselves?
  • How do the worship, preaching and spiritual formation that occur in our churches relate us to the world of God's creation outside the church walls?


  • Dr. Michael Lodahl, Professor of Theology, PLNU
  • Dr. Fred Sanders, Professor of Theology, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University
  •  With guest lectures from: Dr. Frank Carver & Dr. Herb Prince

Seminar Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Registration (now until July 31st) - $79
  • General Registration (August 1st-4th) - $99


Seminars by the Sea are continuing education opportunities for pastors and church leaders to escape for several days of knowledge and skill development.

Seminars can also be counted as units toward PLNU’s Master of Ministry degree program. Interested in earning your Master of Ministry degree? Contact Claire Buckley at (619) 563-2846.

Smee Hall- Room 100
Center for Pastoral Leadership

This week's Summer Scholar Lunch Discussion will feature Lindsay Morgan, a PLNU alum, a senior health analyst and writer with nearly a decade of experience in global development. Her research at PLNU focuses on the links between Wesleyan theological questions about transformation and salvation, and questions in the development sector of transformation of people's lives through outside intervention - with a focus on what these ideas might mean for the life of PLNU.

Lunch is being provided by the Wesleyan Center. If you plan to attend, please contact Lydia Heberling to make your reservation and place your lunch order. 

We look forward to having you here for an enjoyable and informative discussion!

Wesleyan Center Conference Room
Wesleyan Center

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies

Includes an all-you-can-eat buffet!


Here’s how it works:

  • Receive discounted game tickets for the all-you-can-eat picnic pavilion.*
  • Sit in a family-friendly private event area featuring picnic-style seating.
  • Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with Oscar Mayer hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, Pepsi products, and water.

*Subsidized by the PLNU Alumni Association

Tickets will be at the PLNU Alumni Association table at Will-Call!  Will Call is located outside Gate E on the west side of the ballpark.

6:00 p.m. | Pre-game event—Join us for mingling, greeting from President Brower, PLNU’s latest announcements, and door prizes!

6:40 p.m. | Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies, open buffet


Tickets: $26
Includes pre-game event, game ticket, and all-you-can-eat buffet

Ticket purchase has now closed.

Chase Field 
• 401 E. Jefferson St. • Phoenix, AZ 85004

Limited tickets available!
Purchase tickets by July 31, 2014.

For questions, call (800) 478-5662.

Thank you to alumna Dana Spaite ('79) for helping lead this spectacular event!

Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Alum, Auxiliaries

PLNU Alumni Association presents

Cinema Under the Stars featuring Despicable Me

Enjoy a movie, live music, snacks, games for kids, and great prizes.

> Snacks, games, and music will begin at 7 p.m.
> Greeting from President Brower.
> The movie will begin at dusk.

Admission prices include coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, brownies, bottled water and entertainment:
Adults: $8
Children (ages 4-12): $5
Children 3 and under: Free

TICKETS AVAILABLE until 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 15.  
Walk-ins welcome; please bring cash or check. 

Click here to purchase tickets!

Call (800) 478-5662 with any questions.

Thank you to alums Kristin Long ('93) and Emily Albaugh ('10) for helping us host this great event!

Greek Amphitheatre - PLNU Main Campus
Alum, Auxiliaries

Join us for dinner on San Diego's Mission Bay at The Sanderling Condo Recreation Room!

Tickets are $10.  

Click here to purchase!

Sanderling Condo Recreation Room, 1125 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Alum, Auxiliaries

You're Invited - Pray for Our Campus 

The Office of Student Development, the Office of Spiritual Development, the School of Theology, the PLNU Alumni Association, and the Center for Pastoral Leadership will host Pray for PLNU on the main campus Sunday, August 24, from 5 - 8 p.m. 

The purpose of this event is to gather as a community and pray for this upcoming year.  We will have a special emphasis on our residence halls, with an opportunity to walk through each one and pray for our incoming and returning students by name.  We do hope that many of you can join us.  Please feel free to pass on to anyone you think would be interested.  

5 p.m. in Brown Chapel 
Welcome & Worship led by George Williamson

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Prayer across campus

7 p.m. in Brown Chapel 
Worship together | Devotional from Norm Shoemaker | Time of prayer and anointing over President & Linda Brower, led by Ron Benefiel 
Main Campus - Brown Chapel
Alum, Auxiliaries

<< Explore the NSO site for more info >>

NSO is a two-day experience designed to help students and parents/guests become acclimated to university life. First you check in – then you check out everything PLNU has to offer you over the next four years. Meet new friends and your professors, ask questions, collect information, and explore options. It is our way of welcoming you to the PLNU community.

NSO takes place Friday, Aug. 29, through Sunday, Aug. 31, prior to classes beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Parents/guests are welcome to leave on Saturday evening (Aug. 30) after Open House in the Residence Halls.

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