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 Regional Blog for information on upcoming events.

 

LOVE BEYOND BELIEF: PRACTICING THE HEART OF OUR FAITH
.6 CEUs

Monday, November 12, 2018 • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Claremont United Methodist Church - 211 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

A spiritual vitality workshop led by Rev Dr. Thandeka. The goals of this workshop are to deepen our spiritual practice, to expand our theological understanding, and to develop liturgical strategies for Sunday services that speak to the head and the heart through words and music. Rev. Dr. Thandeka's Love Beyond Belief™ program for church revitalization equips congregations and their leadership to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of people who strive to revitalize themselves, their churches, and the world. The event is being organized by Process and Faith of Claremont School of Theology and the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but the workshop is especially designed for both clergy and music directors. The cost for this one-day workshop is $35 and includes lunch; $25/person for groups of 4 or more individuals from the same congregation. For your convenience, here is a registration link. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 7. 

Click here for a flyer. If you have any questions, please contact office@processandfaith.org or call at 909-447-2533. 

 

LEADERSHIP AND ANXIETY IN THE CHURCH: A FAMILY SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE
PRESENTED BY LOMBARD MENNONITE PEACE CENTER

Wednesday, November 28, 2018  Click here for more information
Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California

For clergy members and laypersons who seek to better understand congregational dynamics, to learn ways to calm chronic anxiety, and to help heal broken relationships. Early-bird or church group discounts are available until November 14, 2018. For a detailed brochure with registration form, click here. For a congregational group discount coupon, click here.



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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 $30 (includes lunch) - cash/checks only
Checks made payable to PSWR with "Beloved San Diego Christian Church" on the memo line

For more information about Beloved Compassion Network, visit our website.

 

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