Educational Resources for Pastors

The CPL offers continuing education courses, seminars, and forums throughout the year to equip church leaders.

Seminars by the Sea

Continuing education opportunities are offered to provide pastors and church leaders with affordable training and personal growth resources.


The CPL hosts a variety of conferences, including the Pastors and Leaders Conference (PALCON).

Gallup StrengthsFinder and Engagement Training

The CPL offers a variety of seminar and training events focused on helping pastors mobilize and engage their God-given talents and the strengths of their congregations.

Ministerial Candidate Workshop

Each fall, a three-day consultation and training workshop is offered to those on the path to ordination, as well as their spouses, on the PLNU campus.


Resources for Congregations and Districts

Tech Equipment

As PLNU replaces computers, overheads, and other tech equipment, the used equipment is made available to local churches. Apply for equipment.

Pastor’s Forum

Forums provide pastors serving in similar leadership positions the opportunity to gain learning through connection with mentors and peers. One example is the annual “Holy Conversations” forum in the fall.

Pastor’s Day

As our gift, pastors from all denominations are invited to join us for a day of fellowship and enrichment.

Youth Worker Day

Like Pastor’s Day, youth workers are invited to PLNU for a day of networking and development.

Strategic Planning Consultations

The CPL staff is available to consult with districts and congregations. This includes Spanish language consultation, youth and young adult ministry consultation, and collection and analysis of regional statistical data.

Hire Students/Interns

Are you looking for a student to teach Sunday School, mentor youth, lead worship, plan events, run sound equipment, or play some other vital role in your church? If you are willing to involve students in positions of impact and leadership, contact our Office of Strengths & Vocations (OSV) for more information.


Personal Resources for Pastors and Their Families

Loma Ocean View Escapes (LOVE) for Pastors

Loma Ocean View Escapes, L.O.V.E. for short, is one of the many ways that Point Loma Nazarene University says “thank you” for faithfully serving our Lord in full-time ministry. We want to express our gratitude by making our Flex housing units available to pastors during the summer months of June and July at no charge.

Each 2 bedroom apartment comes with one queen bed, four twin beds, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. Every kitchen includes a complete set of appliances that include a refrigerator, stove and oven, as well as a microwave, commercial grade kitchen faucet, coffee maker, and toaster. Bedrooms include sheets, pillows, and a large closet. Bathrooms, each with a tub, include six full sets of towels. Apartments are complete with a TV and wifi access.

The Point Loma campus, located on the oceanfront in San Diego, is ranked one of the most beautiful campuses in California. With the ocean horizon on one side and the downtown skyline on the other, there are gorgeous views no matter which way you turn. Many of the apartments overlook a breathtaking view of Sunset Cliffs National Park, a 68-acre ocean vista stretching along the Pacific bordering the western edge of Point Loma. However, the L.O.V.E. experience does not end with the beautiful apartments. In addition to the scenic views, San Diego is renowned for its beaches, concerts, museums, and amusement parks available for families with kids of all ages, all of which can be found in the guest book provided in every apartment.

Our goal is to give pastoral families the opportunity to enjoy a week of rest and renewal as they continue to bless others in ministry. Applications are live through our website starting March 1st. Due to the limited space, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible after the opening date.

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