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.

ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP
.3 CEUs

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018   9:00 am to 12:00 pm
First Christian Church of Pomona - 1751 N Park Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

In light of the recent events involving violence both in public places and in Houses of Worship (ex. Sutherland Springs, Memphis, Charleston), we have discovered there is energy for law enforcement, and faith community leaders to develop ways to mitigate the risk of becoming victims of an mass shooting event inside our worship spaces. Mass shootings are just one of the many types of disasters to which worshipping communities must respond whether it be as a direct victim or as care givers to our neighbors.

This training event is coordinated by Rene Martin, Co-Chairman of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the Pacific Southwest Region and Southern California Nevada Conference (United Church of Christ), in collaboration with the Pomona Police Department and the Pomona Valley Interagency Task Force. The intent of this training is not to create fear or undermine the openness of our religious spaces; rather it is to train people how to immediately perceive and respond to this type of threat in the same manner we teach people to respond to fires by participating in fire drills. 

At this training you will receive: 
1. In-depth discussion surrounding Run Hide Fight video 
2. Run/Hide/Fight tactics relevant to sanctuaries and large auditoriums
3. Demonstration of fight tactics when Run/Hide is not an option
4. Realistic Exercise Scenario allowing participants to demonstration what they learned

Space for this training is limited so we ask that everyone RSVP via Evite or contact at the email below. We ask that each community send no more than two people who will be empowered to bring the lessons back to your community. 

If you have any questions, please contact Rene Martin directly at (909) 480-1716 or rene.joseph.martin@gmail.com

 

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REVIVE CONFERENCE
Up to 1.5 CEUs

February 22-25, 2018
Missiongathering, 3090 Polk Avenue, San Diego, CA 92014

The Revive Conference is a progressive, inclusive, missional church conference dedicated to equipping and empowering pastors, church planters, and lay people alike to join with the Spirit in the renewal of the church. We believe that the local church is called to be a hub of justice, social transformation, and spiritual nourishment, drawing people from diverse sexualities, gender identities, and ethnicities together to follow in the way of Jesus. The Revive Conference brings together leading pastors, activists, and theologians to offer practical direction and encouragement to individuals and communities seeking to lean in to the new thing God is doing both in and through the church. 

If you're someone who still believes the church is called to be the vehicle of transformation and renewal in your neighborhood, Revive is the conference for you. This conference will also feature Co-Regional Minister Don Dewey as a workshop presenter. Learn more at missiongathering.com/revive. Register here. **USE PROMO CODE DOC FOR 25% OFF YOUR REGISTRATION FEE**

 

HEALING A THOUSAND CUTS: EXPOSING RACISM
.7 CEUs

Saturday, March 24   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Disciples Seminary Foundation (Great Room) - 300 West Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

Racism manifests itself in personal, cultural, and institutional ways every day in our world. How can we better recognize it, and how can we work to dismantle it in our church and society? Find out through this one-day training!  Register now

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COMMUNITY CLERGY PROGRAM: HELPING VETERANS ACCESS CARE AND RESOURCES
.3 CEUs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018   9:00 am to 1:00 pm
VA Loma Linda, Ambulatory Care Center   26001 Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373

Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from clergy because they feel the faith community can provide anonymity, confidentiality and a stigma-free environment. Yet clergy members sometimes have limited knowledge about readjustment difficulties and the unique health issues- post traumatic stress, depression- common to returning warriors.

Community Training Partner Initiative (CCTP) offers critical resource to educate and support the faith community. TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Military culture and civilian cultures
• Common combat and military service-related health concerns
• The challenges of readjusting to civilian life
• PTSD
• Military Sexual Trauma
• Suicide

Free Registration! Continental Breakfast provided. Download event flyer or click here to register.