In ministry, theology confronts real life. Nazarene Theological Seminary’s Center for Pastoral Leadership meets you there.
Through webinars, online courses, discussion forums and special events, the Center for Pastoral Leadership hopes to move education, mentoring and support beyond the seminary and into the field. In the process, the Center offers opportunity for pastors to meet the 2013 General Assembly mandate that all pastors complete 20 continuing education credits/lifelong learning contact hours per year.
Ministry, especially pastoral ministry, demands a breadth of wisdom and skills required in few other jobs. Few other vocations present the diverse challenges of ministry, from the eternal impact of preaching to the nuts and bolts of financial management. The weight often is carried in isolation and, increasingly in a fragmented and post-Christian world, without cultural esteem.
Through continuing education, fellowship, support and leadership best practices unique to incarnational ministry, the Center addresses these challenges.
In short, the Center for Pastoral Leadership comes alongside men and women called to ministry to prepare and—equally important—to sustain them for a lifetime of effective service to Christ and the Church.