Pastoral Excellence

Karen Hayden
Karen Hayden
Director
Pastoral Excellence

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:

Karen Hayden
Director of Pastoral Excellence
Email: Karen Hayden

Trudy McManus
Clergy Relations and Benefits Administrator
Email: Trudy McManus

Jenny Gragg
Executive Assistant for Pastoral Excellence / Conference Candidacy Coordinator
Email: Jenny Gragg

Heather Birge
Pastoral Development Assistant
Email: Heather Birge

 

The Call

Click here to visit thecalltoministry.org.

The Hannah Project

Each Congregation is challenged to participate in the program of ministerial recruitment and nurture. For brochure click here and for the checklist click here.

Events

Renew

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.

2014

  • September 8-11 (couples) Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek - Kyle, TX
  • September 22-25 (couples) Inn on Lake Granbury - Granbury, TX
  • October 6-9 (couples) Selah Ranch Inn - Talco, TX
  • October 20-23 (couples) Greystone - Rogers, AR
  • November 3-6 (couples) Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek - Kyle, TX

2015

  • February 9-12 (couples) Greystone - Rogers, AR
  • February 23-26 (couples) TBD - Possibly Albuquerque, NM
  • March 9-12 (couples) Selah Ranch Inn - Talco, TX
  • March 23-26 (singles) Inn on Lake Granbury - Granbury, TX
  • April 13-16 (couples) Inn on Lake Granbury - Granbury, TX
  • June 8-11 (couples) Greystone - Rogers, AR

click here for pdf of schedule

Candidacy Summit 2015

January 16-18, 2015

Candidacy Summit for exploring candidates in ministry.

Held in Columbia, Mo

For more information please click here 

Soul Connections

Soul Friends: A journey of holy conversation and connection.

Cross Pointe Camp & Retreat Center (Rocky Mount, MO)

November 3-4, 2014 (noon to noon)

For more information please click here

 

Resources

Missouri Conference Reading List

Board of Ordained Ministry Forms

For more information about the Board of ordained ministry, please visit our Board of Ordained Ministry section

PLD: Coach Biographies

Boundaries Training

For more information click here.