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Distinguished Achievement Awardee: Dan Copp, D.Min.

Dan Copp supports six world regions through his work at the Global Ministry Center for the Church of the Nazarene. It’s a far cry from the life he was accustomed to as a child.
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Border Pilgrimage | PLNU

Border Pilgrimage is a unique, multi-day excursion in which PLNU students are able to explore and better understand their relationship to the San Diego-Tijuana border region.
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Dirshu Adonai | Concert Choir Performs at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue

In April 2019, PLNU's Concert Choir celebrated the beginning of the Jewish week of Passover with Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego’s oldest...
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From Hoops to Hope: The Story of Hope Leadership Academy

Growing up without a father in the home, Willie Briscoe started Hope Leadership Academy, a ministry that helps youth break the cycles of divorce, poverty, and hopelessness.

The Gift of Singleness

“Singleness is a gift.” I had heard it one million times. I was lonely and I was afraid I would be single forever. I felt like my feelings were invalid or uncalled for because I was ungrateful for this “gift.”

Building the Church Together: PLNU Spring Break Build

This year's Spring Break Build project was structurally larger than anything PLNU or our partners had attempted before: a 50 x 48 foot multi-purpose room on the property of Primero Iglesia del Nazareno in Tecate, Mexico.
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A Practice of Excellence | Josh Miller

Going into college, Josh Miller knew he wanted to be a worship leader. What he didn't realize was how his journey at PLNU would grow, stretch, and call him to a life of excellence.
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TEDx at PLNU

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share...
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How We Can Worship God with Our Work

There is an intuitive understanding today that the work we do is not merely a means to a paycheck or compulsory...

Is Traditional Ministry Fading? A Look at Ministry in Today’s Church

According to the Pew Research Center, the “Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults...

Writing that Imagines: 2019 Writer’s Symposium By The Sea

The Writer’s Symposium By The Sea brings in top novelists, essayists, poets, journalists, songwriters, screenwriters and others each year to interact with our students...
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From DEA Agent to Dedicated Disciple: Alfonso Esquer Brings Restoration to...

Alfonso Esquer, M.S.W., had been kidnapped, his head and face covered with a black bag. In total darkness, he waited for what he thought...