Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation received a $1 million, three-year grant for its Pastoral Leadership Revitalization Program, an opportunity to recharge the spiritual energy of pastors with the overall goal of revitalizing congregations. Through this program pastors and commissioned ruling elders (CREs) will be trained as coaching mentors.
The coaching mentors will be partnered with newly ordained, second career and/or isolated pastors and CREs to energize them for their ministry. OPSF has partnered with Central Nebraska, Missouri Union, and Missouri River Valley presbyteries for this program, as well as incorporating pastors from several other presbyteries. The pastors and CREs will also have opportunities to participate in pastor peer-to-peer networks, engage in retreats and spiritual rejuvenation activities and benefit from activities to support their families.