Look for information posted HERE
about the upcoming 2020 Pastors’ School.

If you attended the 2019 Pastors’ School, pictures from the event
will be posted soon on this page


Through the years, the Foundation has provided over a million dollars to support many educational events, workshops and/or seminars which cover a wide range of topics and serve anywhere from 10 to more than 200 people. Teaching Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders (CREs) and Lay Leaders all greatly benefit from LifeLong Learning events that are located within their Presbytery or state.

The following are events that have received grants from
Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation for the 2019 calendar year.

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Dr. James K. Wellman, Jr. Professor of American Religion, Culture and Politics, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, will offer a variety of presentations in Lawrence during the week of March 24-26, 2019 on the theme “Religion in the Age of Trump.”

James Wellman is Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion Program in the Jackson School of International Studies. Teaching at the University of Washington since 2002, his areas of expertise are in American religious culture, history and politics.   Wellman was recently named to a five-year Term Professorship in Global Christianity. He is leading a new Initiative for Global Christian Studies.  Wellman is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), in a university setting.

Some of the topics he will address include:
     How can public universities and religious communities impact culture?
     How can we address violence and racism
     How can religion strengthen community in the midst of divisiveness?
     What makes life truly worthwhile?
     How can religion and politics become friends?
     How is the mega-churches has effected religion in America?

For more information contact: Kent Winters-Hazelton at kent@firstpreslawrence.org

Your involvement in this program, and your invitations to others, will bring new insight and fruitful dialogue about important issues. Also, your financial sponsorship will enhance this work on new possibilities for our life together.

If you, or your organization, or faith family would be a sponsor, please send your donation in support of the Visiting Scholar Program to First Baptist Church, Attention: Rev. Matt Sturtevant, 1330 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049.

Some of our current sponsors: First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, Plymouth Congregational Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Lawrence Jewish Community Center, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Lawrence, Haskell University, University of Kansas, and the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation.