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 support@disciplespswr.org 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 support@disciplespswr.org 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 “Upcoming Events” page for information on upcoming events.

SEED PLANTERS – “SOUTH PASADENA CHRISTIAN CHURCH MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP TEAM: A NEW MODEL FOR DOING CHURCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND BEYOND.”

Friday, January 18th, 2019 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Disciples Seminary Foundation, 300 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont (Great Room)
CEU’s will be offered. RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/6V5jKa9NiaZ8t44E3


HATCHERY LA: CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITUAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
12-WEEK ONLINE COHORT STARTING IN JANUARY 2018

Join us as we start a new 12-week online cohort of Spiritual Entrepreneurs! An hour of lecture a week-you can tune in live or watch at your convenience. You will have full access to the Hatchery LA team of instructors as well as be given countless resources to move your venture forward. You will also connect to a wider community of Spiritual Entrepreneurs with shared language and a shared vision.

Visit https://www.hatcheryla.com/p/cse-12-week-course-AP for more information.


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AGENTS OF COMPASSION: THE COMPASS OF COMPASSION-BASED ACTIVISM
.6 CEUs

Saturday, January 26, 2019 • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
First Christian Church, Pomona

We live in challenging times. Political and religious divides are increasingly polarizing us around competing ideologies; the abuse of power, the legitimation of social othering, and the denigrations of injustice are rampant; and social and relational tensions are rising to frighteningly violent proportions.

The Way of Jesus offers us direction. He was a spiritual teacher and a prophet of peace within an oppressive society. He taught a radical path of personal transformation and social engagement rooted in dignity, justice, and compassion. He invited his followers to stand up for the downtrodden and to resist systems of evil while loving our enemies, praying for our persecutors, and refusing to mirror the violence of that which we resist. He called us to be agents of compassion.

What does that look like in today’s world? How do we love our enemies when people hold ideologies and abuse power in ways that offend our deepest values? How do we extend compassion while resisting the violent and empowering the vulnerable? How do we stay grounded in truth and love when others enrage and infuriate us, or demean and dehumanize us?

This retreat—through stories, contemplative practices, reflection exercises, and group processes—will explore what Jesus’ radical invitation might look like in today’s challenging world and offers an orienting compass to guide a social activism rooted in empowered compassion.

Suggested Donation is $0-200 (includes lunch) - cash/checks only
Checks made payable to PSWR with "Beloved San Diego Christian Church" on the memo line

REGISTER NOW or for more information about Beloved Compassion Network, visit our website.


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"THE COMPASSION PRACTICE: AN INTRODUCTION”
FEATURING DR. FRANK ROGERS, JR. OF CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND THE CENTER FOR ENGAGED COMPASSION

.6 CEUs

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Harbor Christian Church in Newport Beach

Leading this event is Dr. Rogers Jr., the Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy at Claremont School of Theology and Co-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion. He is the author of  Practicing Compassion and Compassion in Practice The Way of Jesus

Compassion is the heartbeat of humanity. We are most fully human most fully ourselves then we see someone in the truth of his or her experience and are moved to respond with kindness and care.
Frank Rogers Jr. 

Compassion is more than sympathetic feeling, it’s the bond of human connection. Through rich and moving stories, Frank Rogers shows readers how to follow the path of radical compassion in a world filled with boundless discrimination, violence, and greed. As you follow the steps of his Compassion Practice, you will learn how to love yourself and others.


Suggested Donation is $0-200 (includes lunch) - cash/checks only
Checks made payable to PSWR with "Beloved San Diego Christian Church" on the memo line

REGISTER NOW or for more information about Beloved Compassion Network, visit our website.

"BLESSED ARE THE CRAZY: BREAKING THE SILENCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE CHURCH”
FEATURING THE REV. DR. SARAH GRIFFITH LUND

Saturday, March 30 - 31
Community Church of Poway and University Christian Church in San Diego

More information coming soon through the Beloved Compassion Network at www.belovedsandiego.org


MEDIATION SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR CHURCH LEADERS
PRESENTED BY LOMBARD MENNONITE PEACE CENTER

March 18-22, 2019  Click here for more information
Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California

This is an interdenominational 5-day workshop for clergy and other church leaders who wish to learn ways to cope with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of conflict. Register by February 15, 2019 to receive a $200 tuition discount!  For complete details, please consult their brochure or visit https://lmpeacecenter.org/events-page/msti/.  To register online, please go to Brown Paper Tickets.