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2019 Pastors’ School Schedule
Pastors’ School Registration opens on Monday, February 11th. 
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Due to travel difficulties during the winter months,
the school will be held in the spring season
rather than the winter. Next year’s Pastors’ School is scheduled at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, IA.
Lakeshore offers a relaxing atmosphere as well as being close to other free time activities. The format and schedule will be similar to that of previous Winter Pastors’ Schools. Rev. Dr. Ken McFayden (Below) will be the speaker. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!

Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, 1864 Hwy. 86, Milford, IA 51351-7267

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M. Ph.D.
Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, D.Min.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A., B.A.

Kenneth J. McFayden serves as Academic Dean of the Richmond Campus and Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development. Courses he teaches are in the areas of congregational leadership and administration. He has provided leadership for international travel seminars to Brazil, Ghana, Korea and China.

In addition to his teaching and administrative roles, Dr. McFayden has served as keynote speaker on the topic of leadership and change in a variety of settings. He has conducted numerous workshops and consultations for clergy and lay professionals in the theory and practice of leadership, and in team development, strategic planning, and conflict management.

Prior to joining the seminary faculty in March of 2000, he served as Executive Director of North Central Career Development Center in New Brighton, MN from 1994-2000. Previously, he served as a hospital chaplain in Louisville, KY from 1991-1994, and as an associate pastor in Alliance, OH from 1986-1990. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

SHIFT 2.0 Schedule

SHIFT 2.0 Conference Registration opens on Monday, February 18th. 

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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

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.