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

Benefits of the CPL Subscription

  • Full access to all content in the Video Resource Library
  • Unlimited access to the NTS library (including e-books), 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 [email protected]!

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

Sep 27

Preachers Conference 2022

September 27 - September 28
Sep 26

Preachers Conference

September 26, 2023 - September 27, 2023


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):

Please check back for future courses.

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 [email protected].

Staff Member Bill Kirkemo

Dr. David Sharpes
Director, Praxis
[email protected]


Lindsey Reid-Goff
Assistant to the Director of Praxis
[email protected]

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