NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership
CPL Events

The Center for Pastoral Leadership is a leading-edge ministry of Nazarene Theological Seminary focused on lifelong learning for clergy and ministry leaders.

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The CPL library is a subscription-based online video resource portal for ministers, church leaders and others who desire to grow throughout the entire arc of their ministries. The ever-expanding library of videos and other materials showcases the rich expertise of faculty, alumni and other leaders. The CPL library enables pastors and leaders to complete their annual continuing educational requirements.

Subscription price: $99/year OR $10/month

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Benefits of the CPL Subscription

  • Full access to all content in the Video Resource Library
  • Unlimited access to the NTS library, the American Theological Library
    Association and the EBSCO database
  • $25 discount to the Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts (SYMBIS) Pre-Marriage
    Assessment and training materials
  • A discount to selected lifelong learning events sponsored by the Center for Pastoral
  • A subscription to Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 devices (an $84.99 value) 

Accessing benefits:

After you have become a subscriber and passed the 14-day trial period, you can access the following benefits. If you have any questions, please contact us at help@cpl.nts.edu!

  • Log in to the Video Resource Library
  • Request an NTS Library card
  • Request a Microsoft Office 365 Subscription
  • $25 discount to the Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts (SYMBIS) Pre-Marriage
    Assessment and training materials. Email cpl@nts.edu for discount code.
  • A discount to selected lifelong learning events sponsored by the Center for Pastoral Leadership. Discount codes will be sent to subscribers as events are communicated.
Center for Pastoral Leadership


The CPL hosts a wide range of events geared to students and pastors/leaders alike. These include conferences, pastors days, chapel services, women’s leadership events, lectures, and seminars about practical aspects of ministry.


Upcoming events

Tue 22

Mentoring for Ministry

October 22 - October 27
Thu 24

Brain Matters: Faith and Neuroscience in Dialogue

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Nov 18

Introduction to Ministerial Entrepreneurship

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mar 17

Mentoring for Ministry

March 17, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Jun 01

PALCON Olivet Nazarene University

June 1, 2020 - June 3, 2020
Jun 15

PALCON MidAmerica Nazarene University

June 15, 2020 - June 17, 2020
Jun 22

PALCON Mount Vernon Nazarene University

June 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 14

PALCON Northwest Nazarene University

July 14, 2020 - July 16, 2020


The CPL sponsors occasional courses focused on lifelong learning. Depending on the course, it may also be able to count for graduate credit. Contact us with questions!

Current Course(s):

Ministerial Entrepreneurship: Coming early 2020

Mentoring Opportunities

Mentoring for Ministry is mentor-led peer group program specifically targeted to address the challenges faced by new clergy. Cohorts meet twice yearly for a five-day retreat session that includes education, spiritual formation, mentoring, fellowship and more. Questions? Contact Dana Preusch at 816.268.5408 or dpreusch@nts.edu.

Download the Mentoring for Ministry Application

CPL Mentoring Group Students

Financial Literacy

The CPL actively collaborates with Clergy Development, Stewardship Ministries, Pensions and Benefits and The Compass Initiative to offer effective resources for pastors seeking to gain financial wellness for the long term. As part of NTS’s financial aid efforts, seminary students receive ongoing debt load assessment and financial counseling from qualified CPL staff members. If you are a pastor or leader seeking resources, contact Bill Kirkemo at bkirkemo@nts.edu.

Staff Member Bill Kirkemo

CPL Staff

  • Dana Preusch

    Dana Preusch

    Director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership & Alumni Relations
  • Staff Member Jesse Middendorf

    Jesse Middendorf

    Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership
  • Staff Member Bill Kirkemo

    Bill Kirkemo

    Financial Literacy Advisor

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