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Center for Pastoral Leadership

The Center for Pastoral Leadership is a Christian ministry resource committed to the support, encouragement, and development of pastors and congregational leaders. 

Building Relationships

  • Between pastors in cohort groups
  • Between scholars and ministry leaders 
  • Between PLNU and the Church

Equipping for Lifelong Ministry

  • Through care-giving 
  • Through peer learning and coaching
  • Through continuing education and training

Developing Strategies for Ministry

  • Drawing on Wesleyan missional theology
  • Drawing on organizational, psychological and sociological research
  • Drawing on the experience of experts in the field

The CPL serves pastors and church leaders across the Southwest, both those in the Church of the Nazarene and in the larger Body of Christ.  Resources are currently available in English and Spanish. 

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Hotel Partnerships

Several local hotels have partnered with PLNU to offer special discounted rates to all attendees of CPL events. In addition, the hotel donates a percentage of the cost of your reservation to PLNU, providing scholarships and other resources.

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Contact Us

Center for Pastoral Leadership
Kelley Klassen
Program Coordinator
(619) 849-2410

Smee Hall, Lower Hall 
Main Campus 

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.