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, May 8 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Those volunteering for Summer Camp - FREE
Other participants - $100

This training includes 6 hours of training with Dr. Jim Cain - author of 16 team and community building texts, including the classic Teamwork & Teamplay, A Teachable Moment, Find Something To Do! and his latest book, 100 Activities that Build Unity, Community & Connection. He is also the creator of the innovative T&T Training Cards. He has traveled to all 50 states and 31 countries (so far), sharing his knowledge on subjects ranging from teamwork and leadership to creative problem solving and trust building. His train-the-trainer programs are legendary and his conference keynotes/playnotes are active, engaging and tremendously fun. With regard to Jim's group facilitation skills, Tom Leahy of NCCPS remarked, "Jim, you are a Jedi Master!" For more information on Dr. Cain, visit:

Includes lunch and dinner. Click here to register.
Download the event flyer here.


May 22 at 12:00 p.m.  |  Webinar

New Church Hacks is a webinar series from New Church Ministry that's packed with clever solutions to tricky problems and practical prompts for new and/or renewing churches. New Church Ministry trains, equips, assists and multiplies emerging and affiliating congregations and leaders. In the latest New Church Hacks installment, host Terrell L. McTyer  and featured guests will teach you how to beat burnout across the whole church. Discover how to prevent burnout from happening to your employees, learn to lead from within and find ongoing renewal for a compassion-filled life, discuss the ways in which church members can support their pastor and leaders, and identify your own triggers. For more information or to register, click here.


May 22 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lexington Theological Seminary

In the spirit of a successful "teach-in" conducted after the 2016 presidential election, Lexington Theological Seminary is once again facilitating a learning and discussion event on a topic important to our times. The Church and Sexual Ethics deals with questions arising in light of the changing mores about sexuality. LTS faculty will present on a variety of theological, biblical and homiletical responses specifically to LGBTQIA issues that congregations face.

Click here for more event details and registration.


May 29-31
University of Southern California

Keeping with the DOC 2011 resolution at GA to work on moral injury recovery, the conference will expand the concept into religious communities, social movements, medical personnel, care-givers, incarcerated folks, child welfare, art therapy, and theological approaches. 

The Conference offers everyone a chance to gain deeper knowledge of Moral Injury and learn recovery strategies for military veterans, for people seeking spiritual counseling, for people using mental health services, and for new populations and professionals whose work includes physical and emotional care like family caregiving, social work, medicine, and chaplaincy. New applications of Moral Injury will include religious communities, the incarceration and child welfare systems, social movements, and caregiving work. The Conference is also designed to provide professionals and students working in mental health, spiritual health, and community and congregational leadership with continuing education with particular emphasis on spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and cultural.

Attendees will be encouraged to work collaboratively, share knowledge, and learn from each other as well as the faculty. Closed captioning and translation will be provided for plenary events and for some seminars.

Download the flyer here. 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 educational opportunities and workshops, click here.