Board University's in-person seminars focus on all aspects of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, and vocational. At once inspirational and practical, these educational opportunities are offered at no cost to participants, in locations around the country. Board University has something for everyone — whether you are a plan member, retiree, spouse, or surviving spouse.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our participants and presenters, all Board University in-person seminars are canceled through the end of 2021.

Please visit Board University’s e-learning site, accessed via Benefits Connect, and our webinars page to learn about ongoing virtual learning opportunities.

"I celebrate the retirement planning seminars the Board offers — they are outstanding!"       

— Retired plan member

First Call, First Steps

​​For inquirers and candidates for ordination in the Church

This seminar provides information and tools essential to navigating the call process effectively. It helps seminarians who may seek calls in congregational ministry understand the importance of having benefits — and the impact such coverage can have on their future.

First Call, First Steps dates and locations


​​For plan members within 10 years of retirement and their spouses or surviving spouses

THRIVE (Thinking Retirement: Identity, Vocation, and Economics), a holistic retirement planning seminar, covers subjects such as financial planning and retirement healthcare options as part of a larger exploration of identity, health, and vocation in retirement.

THRIVE dates and locations 

THRIVE has replaced the Growing into Tomorrow ... Today seminar.

Third Act Seminar & Luncheon

For retired plan members, surviving spouses, and guests

​​Third Act promotes lifelong learning by addressing a single aspect of retiree well-being. This topic changes annually.

Third Act Seminar & Luncheon dates and locations