Course of Study

Course of Study Online

Since 2001, NNU has been developing the Course Of Study Online program in close cooperation and consultation with the Clergy Development Office in Kansas City. Through this process we have gained significant insight into the most effective, pedagogically sound manner of presenting the course modules through an online platform. We have adapted the program to meet the needs of students while maintaining the integrity of the course modules and the vision of Clergy Development for their implementation.

Our experienced and effective teachers give you a full 12 weeks of instruction in an enriched format as you prepare yourself for effective ministry. All of our course modules have been adapted for the most modern online software available today, Canvas. Every course module has been adapted for online instruction by our full-time university staff of professionals and is facilitated by a pastor/teacher who holds at least a Master's degree. We continually review and upgrade the program as necessary to improve our presentation and reflect the best practices of online education. We look forward to helping you reach your ministry goals with the best possible COS Online instructional program.

Interim Co-Directors:  Dr. Brent Peterson and Dr. Richard Thompson


About the program

Barb Manley

Barb ManleySecretary

(208) 467-8538
Williams Hall 200

The Course of Study (COS) Online program is ministerial training that is done via the computer. The program is divided into 23 modules provided by the Church of the Nazarene Clergy Development Office and produced by a recognized, experienced educator in the Church of the Nazarene. Each completed course module earns one NNU college elective credit. Course module facilitators are ordained Nazarene elders currently serving in Nazarene churches through North America. Each hold a minimum of a Master's degree; several have doctorate degrees.

The COS Online program is open to anyone seeking education in Christian studies. These course modules are designed for those pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene through the modular course of study program. For more information about the COS Program, please contact Barbara Manley.