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.

 

LIVING COMPASSIONATELY: FINDING A WAY FORWARD AFTER THE DEATH OF A CHILD
.6 CEUs

Saturday, December 1, 2018 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University Christian Church - 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

For parents, nothing is more heartbreaking than the death of a child. How do you see through the Pain and grief to a place of new meaning? How do you begin to live again? After all, your broken heart is still beating. This workshop can help you to experience some comfort and peace and to find a way for your heart to beat for others.

Participants will be introduced to the Compassion Practice, a four-step set of spiritual exercises designed to reconnect us to our compassionate core by grounding us in the Source of Compassion, cultivating Self-Compassion, fostering compassion for others and imagining our own specific compassion-based action in the world around us. Individuals will be invited to engage in guided meditations, self-examination, and personal reflection toward the intention of finding direction forward through the sadness and loss.

This event is part of the dissertation study of the Reverend Nancy Fowler, a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont School of Theology. Nancy has found the Compassion Practice to be deeply restorative as she has dealt with her grief and believes that it can be helpful to others. 

She has chosen to study the potential for this to satisfy a requirement for her Ph.D. program. She would very much appreciate your help in completing this study. As a participant in the study, you will be invited to complete an evaluation of your experience with the workshop.

Suggested Donation: $35*   (A light lunch is included)

*Free for dissertation study participants
Individuals interested in participating as a subject in Reverend Fowler’s dissertation must complete a consent form. Subjects will be asked to engage in the full day workshop, complete a short evaluation, and provide a brief personal interview with Reverend Fowler.

MEET IN THE CHAPEL AT UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH. PARK IN THE DMV PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CHURCH. 

Books are available for purchase at the event:
Practicing Compassion by Frank Rogers, Jr.   
Compassion in Practice: The Way of Jesus by Frank Rogers, Jr.  

REGISTER HERE or visit belovedsandiego.org for more information.

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