RESOURCE CENTER FOR PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
At Southern Nazarene University
Inspiring you because we know there are great things ahead. We pray for you all the time— that God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so it all amounts to something.
Encouraging you to see how inventive you can be in loving and helping one another, not avoiding meeting together as some do but spurring each other on; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
Equipping you with resources not by our word but from Gods word; for we are not competent in ourselves to claim anything, but our competence comes from God.
The Resource Center for Pastoral Leadership at SNU was founded in 2013 under the auspices of then-president, Dr. Loren P. Gresham, who named Dr. Stan Toler its Founding, Executive Director. Dr. Toler led the RCPL until his untimely passing in November 2017.
Today, the mission of the RCPL remains unchanged:
The RCPL is created to be a place where pastors find:
- Inspiration for their Calling
- Encouragement for their Character
- Equipping resources to grow in their Competencies
We seek to fulfill this mission through:
- On campus, off campus and live streaming of lifelong learning events
- Quality ministry resources at low or no cost to pastors and congregations
- Utilization of the outstanding resident faculty at SNU complemented by top tier presenters/instructors from around the world
About Our Founding, Executive Director:
Dr. Stan Toler served as Founding, Executive Director from 2013-2017. Under his leadership, and with his sphere of influence attracting top-tier presenters, the RCPL at SNU quickly became a trusted source for lifelong learning resources for pastors around the world.
Dr. Toler was a best-selling author, leadership expert and successful pastor with 53 years of ministry experience. For more than a decade he served as vice president for John C. Maxwell’s INJOY Leadership Institute. He was a proven leader having served the Church of the Nazarene as General Superintendent, and in 2013 was elected to general superintendent emeritus status.
Stan wrote over 100 books with over 3 million copies sold to date. His books are enduring works that remain valuable resources to Christians around the world. For the last several years of his life, he pursued his passion for training leaders through his non-profit ministry, Toler Leadership International. Stan was quoted as saying, “My greatest joy comes from watching people unwrap their spiritual gifts and grow and develop as leaders.”
SNU’s TRCPL Minister’s Forum
hosted by Bethany First Church of the Nazarene
Sept. 19-20, 2022
6789 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany OK 73008
Guest Speakers Eric Samuel Timm, Dr. Ed Stetzer, and Mary Sims
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Equipped.
Partnered with BFC, South Central NYI, Wesleyan Investment Foundation, and The Foundation for Evangelism.
Dr. Steve DeNeffCOMMUNICATION
Dr. Jeff WallingCOMMUNICATION
Jim McBride – Security SeminarADMINISTRATION, COMMUNICATION, SECURITY
Dr. Kevin HarneyADMINISTRATION, PREACHING
Dr. Jim FitzgeraldPREACHING
Dr. Keith NewmanADMINISTRATION, COMMUNICATION
Dr. Tom NoblePREACHING
Dr. Stan TolerCOMMUNICATION, PREACHING
Dr. David BusicPREACHING
Bishop Timothy ClarkePREACHING
Dr. Kevin MyersADMINISTRATION, COMMUNICATION
Dr. Jo Anne LyonADMINISTRATION
Dr. Lebron FairbanksADMINISTRATION
Dr. Ron BenefielPREACHING
Dr. Hans FinzelADMINISTRATION, COMMUNICATION
Dr. Benny TateADMINISTRATION, COMMUNICATION