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.

PROFESSIONAL COACH TRAINING: DEVELOPING MINISTRY EXCELLENCE & EFFECTIVENESS

Monday, October 16, 2017 through Friday, October 20
Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Avenue, Claremont

Clergy coaching equips pastors with the knowledge and expertise to be effective leaders and compensates for the missing skills they were unaware they would need. The training will be provided under the guidelines of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and will offer a certification of Associate Certificate in Coaching (ACC). Clergy coaching is exploding across the country and in multiple denominations. 

The coaching certification training program consists of 64 hours of coursework through an accredited training program (Coaching4Clergy), plus 10 hours of mentor coaching. After 100 hours of coaching offered by the clergy, he or she will be able to request the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation offered through the International Coach Federation. Tuition is $1,971 (with discount; regular price is $2,190), and the 10-Hour Mentor Coaching Requirement costs $1,500 (This can be done any time after completing the course). Visit http://coaching4clergy.com/claremont-california/ to enroll. We are offering a discounted rate to all DOC ministers enrolling in the course. Just enter code, SOCAL20, at checkout.

For questions contact: Rev. Dr. Felix C. Villanueva, UCC Conference Minister, at 626-275-8755 or email at Villanueva@scncucc.org.

 

SEED PLANTERS
.3 CEUs

Friday, October 27, 2017   9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Disciples Seminary Foundation, Great Room

Please RSVP to Jess Kim at jkim@dsf.edu.

 

ANTI-RACISM TRAINING

Saturday, October 28, 2017   9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Disciples Seminary Foundation, Great Room

Please RSVP to www.dsf.edu/anti-racism. Lunch will be provided

 

PRACTICING COMPASSION: WITH OUR FAMILIES & LOVED ONES–CIVILITY AROUND THE THANKSGIVING TABLE
.5 CEUs

Saturday, November 4, 2017   9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Marina Village, Dockside Room, 1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Sponsored by Beloved Compassion Network  A ministry of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year to be with family. The ones we are closest to and love the most can also trigger us and push our buttons. We will explore how to access and embody the love we really do have for the people in our lives and cultivate the care and compassion for which we all yearn.

Featuring Franks Rogers, Jr., Ph.D. Author of Practicing Compassion and Compassion in Practice—The Way of Jesus, and Co-Director/Founder of The Center for Engaged Compassion. Suggested Donation of $30 (includes lunch). Pre-register at www.belovedsandiego.org/event-registration
Download the event flyer here

 

MEDIATION SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR CHURCH LEADERS

November 13-17, 2017 (five day seminar)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills, CA

The Mediation Skills Training Institute presented by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is designed to equip church leaders with the skills necessary to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. The five-day institute also includes a component on congregational mediation and consultation, placed within the context of family systems theory.

Although focused primarily on the church setting, the skills learned are directly transferable to other settings. Thus, managers in business, attorneys, experienced mediators, and others in leadership will be enriched by the training as well.

For additional information and to register, visit http://www.lmpeacecenter.org/contracted/ or download this brochure.

 

PHYSIOLOGY AND PRACTICE OF COMPASSION
.5 CEUs

Saturday, February 10, 2018   9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Marina Village, Dockside Room, 1936 Quivera Way, San Diego, CA 92109

Sponsored by Beloved Compassion Network  A ministry of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Featuring Dr. Alane Daughterty, Author of From Mindfulness to Heartfulness, and Franks Rogers, Jr., Ph.D., Author of Practicing Compassion and Compassion in Practice—The Way of Jesus.

More information coming soon. www.belovedsandiego.org