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.


Saturday, March 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Great Room, Disciples Seminary Foundation

For more information download the flyer here

Click here to register or call Disciples Seminary Foundation at (909) 624-0712

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.5 CEUs

Saturday, March 30 - 31, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Community Church of Poway

Engage the Author: Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund
Author of “Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence on
Mental Health, Family and the Church”

The day includes a Panel Discussion, Story Telling and Workshops. Registration and Community Resource Fair Open at 8:30 am. Community Church of Poway is located at 13501 Community Road in Poway. The event is presented by Beloved San Diego and Beloved Compassion Network, and is co-sponsored by: Community Church of Poway (UCC) and University Christian Church (DOC).

$30 for Participants
$50 for Pastors Seeking CEUs
Lunch is included

REGISTER NOW or for more information about Beloved Compassion Network, visit our website.


April 1 - 5 Click here for more information
Evening Webinars

Have you ever thought about what your role will be when a natural disaster occurs? It is best to prepare now before the disaster happens so that you can be highly effective when it does. Disciples Seminary Foundation is hosting a course, "Preparing Your Church for the Disaster You Never Saw Coming" with Rev. Caroline Hamilton-Arnold to show you how to do prepare now. This exciting course will help you prepare for a disaster before it happens.  

Caroline is the Associate Director for Domestic Disaster Response at Week of Compassion, and she will help you find out the critical steps your church needs to take now to prepare. Having a plan in place will enable your ministry to be effective and to help the maximum number of people when disaster strikes. The course will meet "live" on Zoom on the evenings of April 1-5, but even if you can't attend live each night, go ahead and register so that you will receive all the recordings and bonus material. Registration is just $37 for a limited time at This special introductory rate is available now and will go up on March 20.

Questions? Email Katy Valentine, the Director for Online Learning, at


Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mission Hills Christian Church, Los Angeles

Have you ever asked yourself the quintessential human question of identity, "Who am I?" Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God.

From the Enneagram-curious to the seasoned lifelong enthusiast, The Sacred Enneagram one-day workshop is for anyone who cares about nurturing a deep spirituality rooted in self-awareness. 

To learn more about the Enneagram and the workshop, or to register, click here.


April 2 - 4, 2019
St. Paul’s Retreat Center, Los Angeles

This three-day, self-contained Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Leader course introduces theories that are foundational to interim ministry. The class hours are devoted to providing opportunities for experiential learning through the use of case studies and sacred story. The work of the interim leader is presented and discussed along with tools and resources that facilitate the work of the transitional leader.

While this course emphasizes the work of the transition pastor, it is helpful to judicatory and lay leaders to make informed and healthy choices about clergy leadership during times of transition.

The three days are focused on:

Foundations of Transitional Ministry. Using General Systems TheoryBowen Family Systems Theory and William Bridges’ Theory on Change and Transition, attendees explore the unique dynamics of congregations in transition and understand how a congregation as a system responds to loss/changes and begins to explore alternative responses. The day emphasizes importance of differentiation of self for the transition leader and resources to help others understand current relationships.

Tools for the Transitional Leader. Devoted to developing leadership skills that are basic to the practice of transitional ministry, this day explores the value of intentional and thoughtful listening, why power analysis is important in a congregation and the importance of taking care of self as a precursor to knowing and leading a congregation in transition.

The Work of the Transitional Leader. Examine the process that a leader goes through from beginning to end in an interim situation. This Process Task include Joining the SystemAnalyzing the SystemDiscerning Responsibility and Establishing PrioritiesConnecting the Congregation and the Denomination, and Evaluating and Adjusting to a New Future.

For more information 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 education opportunities workshops, click here.