Events Approved for CEUs

Please note: CEUs approved by the CEU Approval Committee are recognized by the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Others may or may not choose to recognize these same CEU's at their own discretion.

Note: The following sites have multiple possibilities for CEUs through conferences, workshops and webinars:


CEUs are available in the following seven categories:

INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Work in this area equips pastors to step outside of their shoes, their culture, their way of being in another’s shoes, culture and way of being. These skills enable pastors to see through the eyes of another—how another lives, functions, and makes decisions while maintaining the ability to step back into one’s own way of functioning, making decisions, living, etc.

Requirement: .5 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy

  • Bishop's Delegation to Fiji
  • Center for Reconciliation Summer Institute
  • Cross-Cultural Competency for Clergy in Cross-Cultural/Cross-Racial Appointments
  • Cross-Cultural/Racial Ministry Conference
  • Cultural Competency as a Leadership Skill and a Spiritual Practice
  • Cultural Competency for Clergy
  • Diversity in Family Formation
  • Equipping for Ministry Seminar
  • Gathering of the Orders 2010
  • Hymn Society 2009
  • Interfaith Scholars Weekend: Saving Paradise
  • Intermediate Hebrew
  • Leadership Seminar and Missions Convocation
  • National Japanese American UMC Caucus Annual Meeting
  • PICO National Gathering of Clergy
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Reconciling Ministry Network Convocation
  • Sabeel Conference
  • Spanish Language Immersion Trip
  • Spanish Language Immersion Trip to Costa Rica
  • Spanish Language Trip to Guatemala
  • Spanish Town Training
  • UMVIM Leaders Training
  • UMW Mission Education Event 2012 (Haiti) in Reno
  • UMW One Day Mission Education Event 2012
  • Where The Church Meets The Streets: Radical Hospitality with the Homeless

SEXUAL ETHICS FOR CLERGY (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Workshops/seminars in this area should include examining boundary issues between pastors and congregations, sexual harassment issues, dating, friendships, and gift giving.

Requirement: .5 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy

  • Over the Line
  • Reconciling Ministry Network Convocation
  • Sacred Trust Boundaries Issues Training
  • Sexual Ethics in Counseling
  • Sexual Ethics: Keeping Congregations Safe

SPIRITUAL FORMATION (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Work in this area should be focused on deepening the pastor’s spiritual life and relationship with God, i.e. learning spiritual disciplines, directed prayer retreats, etc. (Work with your own spiritual director will not fulfill this requirement).

Requirement: .5 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy

  • 15th Annual District Leadership Training Day
  • 5 Practices of Fruitful Living
  • Before the Cradle, Beyond the Cross
  • Befriending Tension: The Road to Wholeness
  • Bridging Healing and Spirituality
  • Catalyst West
  • Courage to Lead
  • Creating Your Spiritual Legacy: The Mellow Approach
  • Death, Humility, Radical Trust
  • Emotional Intelligence Human Relations
  • Evangelical Renewal Fellowship Retreat
  • Filipino Bible Study
  • Friends of Jung
  • Gathering of the Orders 2010
  • God's Healing Gift
  • Holy Spirit Lead Us
  • Interfaith Scholars Weekend: Saving Paradise
  • Intro to Insight Meditation
  • Leadership Seminar and Missions Convocation
  • Leading Camp and Retreat Ministries into the Future
  • Los Altos Women's Retreat: Be The Light
  • Marcia McFee Worship Workshop
  • Mystery in a Nutshell: Spiritual Leader's Conference
  • Pathway to Renewal
  • Quadratos: The Foundational Path
  • Reconciling Ministry Network Convocation
  • Rhythms of Life
  • Shasta District Retreat 2009
  • Sister Spaces: Lives of the Heart
  • Spiritual Directors International Leadership Institute
  • Spiritual Formation: The Me I Want To Be
  • The Benedictine Way
  • The Enneagram: A Process of Spiritual Awakening
  • The Great Courses: Questions of Value
  • Transformation Leadership Consultation
  • Transformational Leadership Training for Pastors and Leaders
  • UMM Retreat - Visalia
  • UMVIM Team Leader Training
  • UMW Mission Education Event (immigration) in Reno
  • UMW Mission Education Event 2012 (immigration) in Santa Nella
  • UMW Mission Education Event 2012 in Korean (immigration) in Santa Nella
  • UMW One Day Mission Education Event 2012
  • We Are Refiner's Gold
  • Western Regional Prayer Conference
  • Where The Church Meets The Streets: Radical Hospitality with the Homeless
  • Worship, Planning and Preaching

DISCIPLE MAKING (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Work in this area should include creating and developing disciple-growing systems with the local church that renew congregant’s faith in Jesus Christ and sends them into their communities in mission and ministry.

Requirement: 1 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy

  • 15th Annual District Leadership Training Day
  • 5 Practices Workshop (DVD) from Nevada-Sierra Training Day
  • Biennial Gathering, UMCFA, UMCM
  • Catalyst West
  • Catch
  • Center for Reconciliation Summer Institute
  • Central Valley Learning Event
  • Clergy Call 2009: Moving from Acceptance to Advocacy
  • COR Leadership Institute with Pre-Institute Day
  • Cross-Cultural/Racial Ministry Conference
  • Evangelism Methods for Small Churches: Letting God Grow Your Church
  • Fall Learning Event
  • Filipino Bible Study
  • Financial Peace University
  • Growing Healthy Churches
  • How to be an Effective Pastor (ERF Retreat)
  • Hymn Society 2009
  • Independent Learning with New Church Start Pastors
  • Leadership Seminar and Missions Convocation
  • Leading Beyond the Walls
  • Leading Camp and Retreat Ministries into the Future
  • Marcia McFee Worship Workshop
  • National Association of Filipino UM Convocation
  • Out of the Cocoon: Preparing for Transformation
  • Pathway to Renewal
  • PICO National Gathering of Clergy
  • Refresh
  • School of Congregational Development
  • Simple Church
  • Transformation Leadership Consultation
  • Transformational Leadership Training for Pastors and Leaders
  • UMC Path 1 Coaches Forum
  • UMM Retreat - Visalia
  • UMVIM Leaders Training
  • UMVIM Team Leader Training
  • UMW Mission Education Event 2012 (poverty) in Reno
  • UMW Mission Education Event 2012 (poverty) in Santa Nella
  • UMW Mission Education Event 2012 in Korean (poverty) in Santa Nella
  • UMW One Day Mission Education Event 2012
  • Western Regional Prayer Conference
  • Where is God when I'm Hurting? Hope and Healing for Today's High Stress Children
  • Where The Church Meets The Streets: Radical Hospitality with the Homeless
  • Worship, Planning and Preaching

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Work in this area could include any aspect of ministry that the pastor (or others) deem necessary for increased competency, i.e. preaching, worship, pastoral care, Biblical studies, conflict management, training leaders, etc.

Requirement: 5.5 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy are to be distributed among the three categories of: Professional Competency Development, Career Assessment and Life Planning, and Self-care and Personal Growth. For 2009-2012 phase-in period, only 2 of these 5.5 CEUs are required.

  • 15th Annual District Leadership Training Day
  • 5 Practices Workshop (DVD) from Nevada-Sierra Training Day
  • Applying Family Systems in Leadership
  • Bay Area Chinese Pastor's Retreat
  • Becoming a Love and Logic Parent
  • Before the Cradle, Beyond the Cross
  • Bridging Healing and Spirituality
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Catalyst West
  • Catch
  • Center for Reconciliation Summer Institute
  • Central Valley Learning Event
  • Circuit Leader's Retreat: Call to Action
  • Clergy Call 2009: Moving from Acceptance to Advocacy
  • COR Leadership Institute with Pre-Institute Day
  • Corporate Engagement Trip to Israel and Palestine
  • Courage to Lead
  • Creativity Conference
  • Cross-Cultural/Racial Ministry Conference
  • Cultural Competency for Clergy
  • Death, Humility, Radical Trust
  • Depression Recovery
  • Disney Institute Training
  • Diversity in Family Formation
  • Emotional Intelligence Human Relations
  • Equipping for Ministry Seminar
  • Evangelical Renewal Fellowship Retreat
  • Evangelism Methods for Small Churches: Letting God Grow Your Church
  • Fall Learning Event
  • Family Acceptance Project
  • Generational Diversity
  • Growing Healthy Churches
  • Healing the Wounded Congregation
  • Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations
  • Holy Spirit Lead Us
  • How to be an Effective Pastor (ERF Retreat)
  • Independent Learning with New Church Start Pastors
  • Interfaith Scholars Weekend: Saving Paradise
  • Interim Ministry: Faculty Consortium
  • Japanese-American United Methodist Clergy
  • Leadership Seminar and Missions Convocation
  • Leadership Summit
  • Leading Beyond the Walls
  • Leading Camp and Retreat Ministries into the Future
  • Leading Weddings
  • Let Her Keep It
  • Lifespan Development
  • Marcia McFee Worship Workshop
  • Mendocino Workshop and Alturas Kiln
  • Methodist History, Polity and Doctrine
  • Moon Lecture Series: Sister Helen Prejean
  • Musikgarden Training
  • National Japanese American UMC Caucus Annual Meeting
  • Pathway to Renewal
  • PICO National Gathering of Clergy
  • PICO National Leadership Training
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Pride and Patience
  • Quadratos: The Foundational Path
  • Reconciling Ministry Network Convocation
  • Rhythms of Life
  • RIM Academy 2012 - Church Renewal and Revitalization
  • School of Congregational Development
  • Seminar for New Presidents in ATS Institutions
  • The Challenges Facing Chinese UMC in 21st Century
  • The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Birth
  • The Great Courses: Questions of Value
  • Transformation Leadership Consultation
  • Transformational Leadership Training for Pastors and Leaders
  • Transitional-Interim Ministry Training
  • UMC Path 1 Coaches Forum
  • UMCOR Early Response Team
  • UMCOR Spiritual and Emotional Care Team
  • UMVIM Team Leader Training
  • Understanding the Impact of Addiction and Support Ministry
  • Unpacking the Power of Media
  • Visions: New Directions for Compassionate Care
  • We Are Refiner's Gold
  • Wesley Pilgrimage
  • When Faiths Meets Reason
  • Where is God when I'm Hurting? Hope and Healing for Today's High Stress Children
  • Where The Church Meets The Streets: Radical Hospitality with the Homeless
  • Worship Workshop with Marcia McFee (1 Day)
  • Worship, Planning and Preaching
  • Zephyr Point Choral Directors Conference
  • Zephyr Point Handbell Conference

CAREER ASSESSMENT AND LIFE PLANNING (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Work in this area focuses on the overall assessment of the pastor’s call into ministry; desire to remain in ministry, efficacy in ministry and possible exit strategies.

Requirement: 5.5 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy are to be distributed among the three categories of: Professional Competency Development, Career Assessment and Life Planning, and Self-care and Personal Growth. For 2009-2012 phase-in period, only 2 of these 5.5 CEUs are required.

  • Annual Animal Law Conference
  • Attorney Training for Service Pro-Tem
  • Clergy Benefits Academy
  • Courage to Lead
  • Emotional Intelligence Human Relations
  • Equipping for Ministry Seminar
  • Rhythms of Life
  • School of Congregational Development
  • Women in Pain: 2nd Annual CME Conference

SELF-CARE AND PERSONAL GROWTH (click on this link for more info. including ceu credits)

Work in this area should focus on helping the pastor establish good self-care practices that result in renewed vitality of body, mind, spirit, positive self-esteem, self-assessment, healthy boundaries, etc.

Requirement: 5.5 CEU per quadrenium for all active clergy are to be distributed among the three categories of: Professional Competency Development, Career Assessment and Life Planning, and Self-care and Personal Growth. For 2009-2012 phase-in period, only 2 of these 5.5 CEUs are required.

  • Anger, Forgiveness and Healing Process
  • Bay Area Chinese Pastor's Retreat
  • Becoming a Love and Logic Parent
  • Befriending Tension: The Road to Wholeness
  • Catalyst West
  • Clergy Benefits Academy
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Courage to Lead
  • Cross-Cultural/Racial Ministry Conference
  • Depression Recovery
  • Disney Institute Training
  • Emotional Intelligence Human Relations
  • Evangelical Renewal Fellowship Retreat
  • Financial Peace University
  • Friends of Jung
  • God's Healing Gift
  • Hymn Society 2009
  • Interfaith Scholars Weekend: Saving Paradise
  • Intro to Insight Meditation
  • Japanese-American United Methodist Clergy
  • Leadership Seminar and Missions Convocation
  • Lifespan Development
  • Mendocino Workshop and Alturas Kiln
  • Pride and Patience
  • Reconciling Ministry Network Convocation
  • Rhythms of Life
  • School of Congregational Development
  • Sister Spaces: Lives of the Heart
  • Spiritual Formation: The Me I Want To Be
  • The Benedictine Way
  • The Enneagram: A Process of Spiritual Awakening
  • UMC Path 1 Coaches Forum
  • UMM Retreat - Visalia
  • Western Regional Prayer Conference
  • Women in Pain: 2nd Annual CME Conference