What is the Church Leadership Resource Network?
The Church Leadership Resource Network is a partnership venture of the Church Relations Office at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, the districts of the East Central Region Church of the Nazarene, the MVNU School of Theology and Philosophy, and the Church of the Nazarene, International Headquarters. Annually the network provides and promotes a number of events sponsored denominationally, by local churches and districts, by MVNU, and by sister organizations, each designed to provide training and continuing education for pastors, staff, and lay leaders. Most network events offer continuing education credit (CEUs).
What continuing education opportunities are offered for pastors at MVNU?
The Church Leadership Continuing Education office plans 8-10 events per year designed to provide for the continuing education needs of pastors. Each year, there are 4 LEAP Seminars, focusing on current topics in Leadership, Evangelism, Administration, and Preaching/Worship. These seminars are also great for pastoral staff and lay leaders. There are also several
workshops planned every year for resourcing in specific areas, such as youth ministry, children's ministry, church finance, and women in ministry. These are also open to pastors, staff, and laity.
What does it cost to attend a seminar?
The cost for general LEAP seminars is $49 per person, or $45 for
two or more from the same church. This cost includes materials, lunch and
snacks. Costs for the specialized seminars (youth, children, finance) vary
by individual event.
Are there discounts available?
Every 5th Seminar is Free
For those pastors who pay full price to attend four church leadership
events, the fifth one will be free.* Free seminars are non-transferable.
Seminars that count toward the free one accumulate and do not require that
you attend four seminars in a row. *If free seminar is more than $49, a
$49 credit will be issued.
Evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene can attend all LEAP seminars
for $20 each.
Any current MVNU student receives the rate of $20 each.
Need based scholarships are available for all pastors. Please call the
Church Relations Office at 1-888-470-0050 for information.
How do I register for LEAP Seminars or MRT Workshops?
To register for a Church Relations event, click here or register by phone at 1-888-470-0050.
If I do not register for an event, can I get in on a "walk up" basis?
Each seminar has a registration deadline that allows us to appropriately plan for lunch, snacks, and printed materials. If you decide you would like to attend after the deadline, please call us to see if we can still add you to the list; in many cases we can. If your decision to attend emerges the day of the event, you may attempt to register at the door, but we cannot guarantee a place for you, since our seminar room has a limited capacity and additional meals cannot be added at the door. If we can accommodate you in the seminar, we will also offer you a pass to the student dining.
What if I have to cancel my registration?
If you call us at 1-888-470-0050 to cancel before the registration deadline has passed, there is no charge to you; your check or credit card charge will be refunded. Should your cancellation come between the registration deadline and the day prior to the event, a $15 charge will be incurred to cover the cost of the meal already confirmed and the printed materials. Should you cancel the day of the event or not show up for the seminar, the seminar fee cannot be refunded.
How can I get more information on continuing education events?
For registration information, call 1-888-470-0050. For other needs, you may e-mail us at