Rev. Jenny Crosswhite, pastor of First Christian Church Santa Paula

Rev. Jenny Crosswhite, pastor of First Christian Church Santa Paula

All Licensed and Ordained Ministers in the Pacific Southwest Region are required to meet the minimum standard of 1.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year to maintain standing in the PSWR, effective January 1, 2006. 1.5 CEUs equals 15 hours of instructional time.   

Ministers can earn CEUs by attending either Regionally sponsored and other religious/spiritual educational opportunities not sponsored by the PSWR. 

To apply for CEU credit for Regionally sponsored events, a CEU credit form will be provided for you at the event and will be stamped by event leaders at the end of the event. The minister is then required to submit this stamped form to the Regional Office for the credit to be applied to their ministerial profile. Submit the form and documentation via email to or a copy mailed to the Regional Office. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.

To apply for CEU credit for events not sponsored by the PSWR, download and print the PSWR CEU Form. Complete the form and attach proper proof that you completed the instructional hours. Submit the form and documentation via email to or a copy mailed to the Regional Office. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.

Upcoming CEU opportunities will often be shared via PSWR E-Shout. Use the form below to sign up to receive these emails. Please scroll down below for a list of upcoming CEU opportunities. You can also check the PSWR Regional Calendar and the Regional Blog for information on upcoming events.


Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Mill Creek Christian Church, Bakersfield

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, Orange

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
All Peoples Christian Church, Los Angeles

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, Riverside

Lead Presenter: Rev. Alexia Savatierra
This Marginalization, Faith, & Community Organizing project is generously supported by a Vision Fund grant from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pacific Southwest Region. The project is also in partnership with the National Benevolent Association, Reconciliation Ministry, Disciples Seminary Foundation, Women's Ministries, Ministries Hispanos, and other PSWR ministries. Download the flyer here.


.5 CEUs

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Marina Village - Dockside Room, 1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Beloved Compassion Network is excited to announce a new day long retreat with Frank Rogers, author of "Practicing Compassion." The beautiful marina venue will allow us to engage in meditation and contemplation on the park-like grounds beside the marina!

A light lunch buffet will be provided from Souplantation or you may bring your own brown bag lunch, if you prefer.  A suggested donation of 35.00 dollars will help to cover the costs, which includes a copy of Frank's newest book, "Compassion in Practice: The Way of Jesus." 

Download Flyer or Contact Shelly Suggs at



May 22-24, 2017
Hope United Methodist Church, San Diego, California

This leadership training program is for pastors who want to further develop their ability to manage themselves in emotionally intense situations including church conflicts.

Since the publication of Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue, by Dr. Edwin Friedman, pastors and other clergy have recognized the importance of understanding Bowen family systems theory as it relates to congregational systems.

With today's rising levels of anxiety in society and its resulting impact on families, there is little doubt that such anxiety impacts the church. The elevation of pressures within congregations and the increasing demands placed on clergy make it imperative that leaders step back from the fray to assess their own capacity for managing themselves in a calm, more differentiated way.

The Clergy Clinic group has two primary components:

  • Input and discussion on family systems theory
  • Presentation of case studies by participants. 
    The program will enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders in their ministry setting.

Click here for detailed program information. 


1.5 CEUs

August 16-19, 2017
Disciples Seminary Foundation, Claremont, California

This class, which will be taught by Rev. Jose Francisco Morales, DSF's Director of Pastoral Formation, will survey the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) from its founding two centuries ago to the contemporary manifestations of the church. 

Register online at For additional information regarding the course description, fees, daily meeting times, etc., please download the brochure.