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
Executive Assistant for Pastoral Excellence / Conference Candidacy Coordinator
Email: Jenny Gragg
Pastoral Development Assistant
Email: Heather Birge
We are pleased to announce the Missouri Conference Cole Summer Seminary Ministerial Intern program to all of you. This program provides an opportunity for students to discern their vocational identity through contextual learning. Settings vary in type of church and ministries, pending the ministry’s applications. The application process is open to any Missouri Conference related, full-time seminary students (in the candidacy process or beyond).
Watch videos on the experiences of past interns below:
“Call experiences” differ from person to person. One common ingredient in many call stories is how God uses other people to help prepare the way for the call or help in discernment after the call. Who in your church might better notice, name and nurture those God is calling to ministry as a vocation?
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.
January 17-19, 2014
Candidacy Summit event is for persons who are in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process.
For more information about the Board of ordained ministry, please visit our Board of ordained ministry section.