NTS Center for Pastoral Leadership
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The Center for Pastoral Leadership

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, 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
  • COMING SOON to new subscribers (Subscription to Microsoft 365 on up to 5 devices – Previous subscribers’ access still valid.)
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

Feb 11

M19 Conference

February 11, 2019 - February 13, 2019
Mar 26

Mentoring for Ministry

March 26, 2019 - March 30, 2019
Jul 30

Leadership Roundtable

July 30, 2019 - August 6, 2019


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):

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

Leadership Roundtable is designed for seasoned pastors who want to step away from the demands of parish ministry for a brief time of intentional reflection on specific challenges they are facing, both personally and professionally. The three-day event is intended to enable pastors to feel a renewed sense of call and fresh enthusiasm for serving the Church, as well as create deep networks for support for the journey ahead. Questions? Contact Dana Preusch at 816.268.5408 or dpreusch@nts.edu.

Download the Leadership Roundtable Application

View photos of past CPL Events.

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

Free Videos

The CPL video library contains several open access videos that do not require a subscription. Two ongoing series that are made available as a resource to ministry leaders are Lectionary to Go and Thinking Out Loud.

Lectionary to Go - CPL Video Resource

Lectionary to Go is a weekly 5-7 minute reflection by Dr. Roger Hahn.

Thinking Out Loud - CPL Video Resource

Thinking Out Loud is an ongoing series featuring Dr. Jesse Middnedorf.

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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