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Institute for Missional Engagement

MVNU invites you to join us for preaching and worship and ministry resource training workshops for various church leadership positions (children's ministries, youth ministries, women in ministry, etc.). These workshops are held each year as we invite insightful theologians, ministers, and others to share their experiences to better your ministry.


Phillip Zimmerman

The School of Christian Ministry of Mount Vernon Nazarene University is excited to offer another learning opportunity for pastors and leaders on our field. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, we are excited to host Dr. Andrew Root.

Dr. Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is most recently the author of the four volume Ministry in a Secular Age series (Churches and the Crisis of Decline, The Congregation in a Secular Age, The Pastor in a Secular Age, and Faith Formation in a Secular Age). We invite you to join us for a day of learning and discussion alongside our ministry students as he shares with us what it means to have a hopeful ecclesiology in a secular age.

The event will be held on the campus of MVNU, in Ariel Arena’s Foster Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration cost is $49, with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. All pastors and leaders on the MVNU field are invited, and we encourage bringing a board member as well. Lifelong learning credit will be offered.

Deadline to register is Jan. 31, 2023.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Ariel Arena’s Foster Hall
COST: Registration cost is $49 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.
WHO: All pastors and leaders on the MVNU field as well as board members.
CREDIT: Lifelong Learning Credit will be offered.

Register here.

If you have any questions or we can assist in any way, feel free to contact Michelle Hedrick, administrative assistant in the School of Christian Ministry at

Certificate of Ministry Preparation

The Certificate of Ministry Preparation is for you if you been called to:

  • Pastoral ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Christian education
  • Compassionate ministry
  • Church administration
  • Your goal is to be ordained as an elder or a deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.
  • You are a lay person with a desire to increase your ministry effectiveness through a structured educational program

To register for your Certificate of Ministerial Preparation, click the CMP 2023 Registration button on the top right of this page, or click here.

For more info
Church Relations

Doug VanNest
740-397-9000, ext. 3611

Michelle Hedrick
740-397-9000, ext. 3600