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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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2021/2022 Center for Pastoral Leadership Calendar


Pastors Day with Tod Bolsinger - November 9, 2021


Pray for LA gathering at LA First - December 4, 2021


Holiness Convention Weekend 

Pastors Day


Finishing Well - February 1 to 3, 2022

MCI coaching starts

Choir Tour I (North Coast) - February 5 to 6, 2022


L.O.V.E apartment registration opens - March 1, 2022

Choir Tour II (Montrose) - March 19 to 20, 2022


Quizzing - May 13 to 15, 2022***

L.O.V.E apartment begin 

June L.O.V.E. apartments continue 

Moral Integration - July 20 to 22, 2022

L.O.V.E. apartments end 

PK Retreat*



MCI Development Training

Latino DS and Coordinator Gathering

Church Fair

The Call*


Ministerial Candidate Workshop - September 30 to October 2, 2022

Latino Pastors Conference - October 7 to October 9, 2022

Year Round

Youth Pastor Coaching Program**


* Southwest Field NYI led - CPL supported
** In partnership with Southwest Field NYI
*** Southwest Field SSDMI led - CPL supported


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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.

See Participating Hotels

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.