Communitas Pastoral Leadership Program
This program honors early career pastors and supports them in their development as leaders who can guide their congregations toward becoming significant agents for positive change in their communities. The goals of the program are to help pastors enhance their leadership skills, deepen their understanding of the significant issues facing their communities, build networks with civic, business, and political leaders in the Greater Los Angeles area, and develop a strong community of support with each other.
eSquared Church Leaders Seminars
These day-long seminars throughout the year are held at the Pepperdine campuses in Irvine and San Jose. Topics and speakers vary.
Ministers' Marriage Enrichment
The pressing demands of ministry often leave ministry couples struggling to prioritize their relationship, which can quickly lead to marital disconnection and distress. The Minister's Marriage Enrichment is a two-day getaway offering couples an opportunity to prioritize their relationship, granting it the attention and nourishment needed for connection and growth.
Ministry Job Board
Looking for a minister within the Churches of Christ? Post an opening or search our current listings for a ministry position. Each listing expires automatically after 90 days online.
Pepperdine Guest Speakers
The Office of Church Relations provides a variety of faculty/staff who are available to preach at area congregations on specific topics or as occasional guest speakers. Contact the office at 310.506.4270 or firstname.lastname@example.org for your request.
Recorded Sessions for Small Groups and Reference
Harbor 2018 "The Spirit-Filled People of God" podbean | iTunes
Pepperdine Bible Lectures 2017 "Spiritual Rhythms: Scrolls for Robust Salvation"
Pepperdine Bible Lectures 2016 "Cruciformed: Living in Light of the Jesus Story"
Pepperdine Bible Lectures 2015 "Faithworks"
Pepperdine Bible Lectures 2014 "Enter the Water, Come to the Table"
Pepperdine Bible Lectures 2013 "Can I Get a Witness? Faithfully Following the Lamb in Revelation"
(Earlier recordings can be accessed through the Pepperdine Library)
Thriving in Ministry: Sanctuary Cohorts
The Office of Church Relations has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to participate in their Thriving in Ministry Initiative, an effort to help ministers working in their congregations flourish in their roles as pastoral leaders. Each year, a small cohort of Church of Christ ministers from a specific region are selected to participate in a year-long program under the direction of Mike Cope.
Youth Ministry Network
The Youth Leadership Initiative team provides retreats for area youth ministers twice a year (Fall and Spring) to provide education and fellowship.