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 “Upcoming Events” page for information on upcoming events.


3 CEUs Available

August 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4103 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018

This Workshop will examine ways to strengthen the life and vitality of our churches by strengthening relationships within our congregations, with our pastors, and the Regional and General Church. The Workshop Leader will be Rev. Dr. Timothy James, Associate General Minister and Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Register here by Saturday, August 3

Please contact Rev. Dr. JoAnn Bynum at with any questions.

August 26 - 30 | Glendale

This practical interdenominational workshop equips pastors and other church leaders with skills to help them deal with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. 

The deadline to receive $200 off the regular tuition rate is July 26, 2019. For more details about the program, please consult this brochure.

For further information on how to register, contact Sherilyn Dillon at (818) 507-9591 or

Sept 9 - 12 | Light of the World Christian Church, Indianapolis

The Mixed Methods Preaching Conference introduces and refreshes the practice of time-tested preaching fundamentals by exposing conference attendees to different preaching methods. Through a serious and critical exploration of Womanist, Narrative, and Expository preaching methods, we foster an environment that uplifts the importance of preaching method, helps preachers love their preaching, and preach their best.

The conference features preaching and lecturing by distinguished preachers and homiletical method instruction plus preaching opportunities in a facilitated small group preaching lab.

We explore preaching methods through the awesome knowledge and distinguished preaching experience of Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., and Dr. Charlie Dates, plus the teaching gifts and preaching expertise of the inaugural PhD Cohort at Christian Theological Seminary.

For more details or to register, click here.

General Assembly always presents wonderful and engaging opportunities for education, sharing ideas with others, and participating in meaningful and resource-building discussion.

Pre-Assembly events include:
Clergy Retreat: Resilient Hearts, Leaders, Communities
Doing and Denying Justice: A History of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Social Justice
Shine 2019.

To learn more about General Assembly educational opportunities and workshops, click here.