The Center for Pastoral Excellence is responsible for enhancing pastoral effectiveness through continuing education events, peer learning, coaching, and training. Our goal is to support transformative leadership processes for clergy. The Center provides options designed to equip and develop pastors to lead congregational growth.
The Director for Pastoral Excellence along with the appointive Cabinet and the Board of Ordained Ministry, work to develop the processes of entering ministry, licensing and ordination, and equipping laity as pastoral leaders. In addition, the Center emphasizes the development and recruitment of younger and more diverse pastoral leadership.
For more information about the Center for Pastoral Excellence, feel free to contact:
Director of Pastoral Excellence
Email: Karen Hayden
Clergy Relations and Benefits Administrator
Email: Trudy McManus
Executive Assistant for Pastoral Excellence / Conference Candidacy Coordinator
Email: Jenny Gragg
Imagine 4 days away from the pace of daily routine. RENEW give you two rare and precious gifts: Time and Space; to rest, to talk together and to reflect.
Go to: www.soderquist.org/renew for more information.
Candidacy Summit for exploring candidates in ministry.
Held in Columbia, Mo
We all dream of it – just one day where we can step away from the office. One day where we can escape the chaos of our calendar. One day where we can experience God in a new and different way. Good news! Your “One Day” is here! Clergy and church leaders are invited to enjoy a Day Apart in one of three regions this Spring. The day will commence with a brief and informal worship followed by a day of unstructured set-apartness. There will be space for silence, space for creative expressions, space for worship planning, space to fellowship with friends and colleagues… whatever you need your day apart to look like. The day will begin at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm. Cost for the day is $25 and includes lunch. Register at http://www.moumethodist.org/registrations/register/225. (Locations listed below.) THIS is your One Day - Don’t let it pass you by!
Crossroads College-Age Internship
Vocational discernment at the crossroads of life
The Missouri Annual Conference is excited to share a “ministry as a career” discernment program for college-age persons. This program seeks to give a variety of opportunities for those exploring working within a ministry setting. The Office of Pastoral Excellence is currently receiving applications from college-age (18-25) persons interested in an internship in a ministry setting for Summer 2015. EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 18
For more information about the Board of ordained ministry, please visit our Board of Ordained Ministry section.