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 Christian Ministry, 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).
The Church Leadership Continuing Education office plans 8-10 events per year designed to provide forthe continuing education needs of pastors. Each year, there are four 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.
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.
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.