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.


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Sept 28, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The course begins with a mini-retreat and is followed by three subsequent weekly sessions on:
Tuesdays, October 1, 8 & 15, 2019 |
7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
First Christian Church, Pomona

How do we strengthen our hearts for the work of being the compassion of christ in the world?
The Compassion Practice is one way to increase our capacity for self-compassion and compassion for other people. This way of radical compassion is the way of Jesus. The curriculum is from Center for Engaged Compassion in Claremont, Ca. The book “Compassion Practice: The Way of Jesus” by Frank Rogers is an additional resource participants may want to get.

Rev. Dr. Julie Roberts-Fronk, a certified facilitator for the Compassion Practice will lead this course in the Fall. Six of the twelve practices will be covered in the Fall segment of the course. Contact Julie directly at (909) 622-1144 or to sign up. Because of the nature of this course, plan to attend all sessions. A donation of $30 per person is requested to cover costs of food and materials. Download Flyer

Oct 11 - 12 | Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena

2019 Theme: Sent to Flourish
Schedule: Friday 1:00 - 5:00 pm | Saturday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (lunch included)

This Start in LA conference draws from Fuller Church Planting's new book, Sent to Flourish: A Guide to Planting and Multiplying Churches, and focuses on three major components of a thriving church planter: biblical foundations for church planting, spiritual formation of a church planter, and Spirit-informed mission for a post-Christian world. The speakers include some of the Sent to Flourish authors as well as Fuller faculty and local church planters.

About the Book
Sent to Flourish is a unique guide to accompany current and prospective church planters as they respond to this essential but sometimes daunting call. Theologically grounded while remaining practically oriented, it combines biblical patterns and practice to equip men and women planters to develop their own holistic planting plans. Written by a diverse team of scholar-practitioners who have planted churches in a variety of contexts, cultures, and church traditions, this book provides a tested roadmap based on Fuller Theological Seminary's renowned church-planting program.

You can preorder the book through IVP for $35, or you can purchase a conference discounted copy of the book with your ticket and save $15!
Start in LA is a local conversation about starting churches in Los Angeles hosted by Cyclical LA and Fuller Theological Seminary.
For more details or to register, click here.

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Anti Racism Training
Oct 12, 2019 | Disciples Seminary Foundation, Claremont

Schedule: Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CEU credit available

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!
*A free lunch will be provided.

For more information, the flyer can be downloaded here.

There is no fee, but reservations are requested. Click here to RSVP.

Broken, Mended And Restored (BMAR) Conference
Oct 25 - 26, 2019 | The Ayers Hotel, Hawthorne

Theme: Overcoming Spiritual Trauma - Healing Church Hurt
Schedule: Friday 1:00 - 9:00 pm | Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Come and join us for our restorative conference on Friday and Saturday, October 25th - 26th, 2019. Based upon the fabulous response from The BMAR Conference, Dr. Frank A Thomas, Ph.D, will be our Keynote Speaker this year. Dr. Thomas is known for bringing heart and expertise as he teaches healing through hermeneutics.

CEUs will be available for this event: .3 CEUs will be offered Friday and .5 CEUs will be offered Saturday for a total of .8 CEUs for both days.

For more information and a more detailed schedule of events, visit the BMAR website here or contact team BMAR at

You can register online here or download the form here and send it by mail. Registration is $150 and includes the cost of food.

Listening Compassionately in Turbulent Times: The Way of Jesus
Saturday, October 26 | 9:30 am to 3:00 pm 

Hope United Methodist Church
16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego

Engage the Author Dr. Frank Rogers, Jr. for a day of stories, contemplation and sharing as we examine Jesus’ invitation to cultivate compassion - not only for others, but for ourselves as well. This retreat day will assist Christians who know Jesus’ call to love one another as God first loved us, yet struggle to know how to embody authentic love when we are so often overwhelmed with confusion, fear, and distrust in this crazy, polarized world.

As we face the uncertainties in the world, let us remember the life and heart of the One who incarnated compassionate listening and loving action.  Come for a day of nourishment for our souls and bodies!

Dr. Rogers is 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.”

.5 CEUs are available. Visit to register and learn more.