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Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation seeks, develops and supports excellence in Christian leadership for the Presbyterian Church (USA). Ministry is a calling, but financial concerns can dissuade talented leaders from answering that call. Our financial assistance can make all the difference.

OPSF support is available for both seminary students beginning their path as well as clergy who are presently serving congregations. We seek to reduce the debt load of both groups to help them live out their call to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this world.

Support Opportunities

Apollos Scholarship Program Provides support for full-time students enrolled at one of the ten Presbyterian seminaries.

Marilyn A. Jackson Grant Provides one annual grant (as funds are available) to support pastoral leaders serving small Presbyterian churches with a preference toward racial and/or ethnic diversity.

Pastoral Growth Scholarship Opportunities

Webinar Scholarships
Often as church leaders, it is difficult to travel to continue your education. Throughout the year, OPSF, in conjunction with The Presbyterian Outlook magazine, offers scholarships for webinars of interesting and relevant topics for clergy leaders. There are usually a limited number available, so register promptly when you find one. Be sure to subscribe to email announcements and like us on Facebook to be alerted when these become available.

Clergy Coaching Scholarships
The Foundation has established a national network of trained coaches who can provide up to eight sessions of coaching. Most coaches are affiliated with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a national certifying and training association.

The Foundation will pay half the cost of your coaching for a maximum of eight sessions. Payments are made directly to the coach after the first four sessions and following the eighth session. At the conclusion of the coaching, OPSF will request your evaluation and the coach’s assessment of the process so that the Foundation can continue to develop and improve this program.

Spiritual Direction Scholarships
The Foundation has established a national network of trained spiritual directors who can provide you with up to eight sessions of spiritual direction. Some of these directors are clergy. All are very familiar with the issues facing clergy and other church leaders.

Prices have been negotiated in advance. The Foundation will pay half the cost of your direction for a maximum of eight sessions. Payments are made directly to the director after the first four sessions and following the eighth session. At the conclusion of the series, OPSF will request your evaluation and the director’s assessment of the process so that the Foundation can continue to develop and improve this program.

If you are interested, in either Pastoral Coaching or Spiritual  Direction, contact Dr. Gary Eller. Dr. Eller will provide you with contact information and next steps.