Ministry Leaders

The Center for Vocational Ministry helps ministry leaders connect with a wide range of resources—services, organizations, education, and more—to aid in their Kingdom efforts. Explore them below.

CVM Resources

Partners in Ministry

Partners in Ministry is a relationship-based program created by Azusa Pacific Seminary, and offered to pastoral staff serving in local churches and parachurch organizations. PIM members receive a membership card entitling them to:

  • Access to all university libraries, including the James L. Stamps Theological Library
  • Attendance at ministry seminars
  • A 10 percent discount on University Bookstore merchandise (excluding textbooks, course materials, snack foods, sending services, software, sale merchandise, and gift certificates)
  • Discounted costs at all APU dining facilities
  • Discounted admissions for APU regular-season, home football and basketball games
  • Discounted admissions for APU theater productions

For more information about the program, call (626) 387-5750 or email, or join the program today.

Flourishing in Ministry

Chris Adams, PhD, is a part of the Flourishing in Ministry research team, and the Center for Vocational Ministry is the West Coast hub of this project. Focused on the well-being of clergy and their families, the Flourishing in Ministry project examines what motivates pastors and priests to be engaged in ministry—and what disrupts them from experiencing well-being in their work. In our research, we explore how clergy—often working with lean resources—give so much to others yet experience a sense of fulfillment and growth in their daily work lives. Individual pastors and denominational groups are invited to participate in this ongoing project, and receive personalized results to enhance your well-being in ministry.

Made to Flourish

Made to Flourish: A Pastors’ Network for the Common Good exists to encourage and equip pastors and local churches to live more integral and flourishing lives, and to more effectively equip their congregations to better connect Sunday to Monday. Rev. Chris Neal serves as the Made to Flourish city director for Los Angeles.

Consulting Services

CVM offers consulting services for youth ministry, pastoral leadership, clergy care, and clergy/missionary candidacy assessment. Contact CVM for more information.


APU Resources

Support for Pastors and Their Families

Congregational Ministry Support

Ministry Leadership Coaching

Worship Arts

Youth Ministry

Health and Wholeness

Local Community Outreach

Global Missions

Resources from Friends of CVM

Leadership Development

Leadership Support

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