Join seminars focusing on all aspects of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, and vocational — at no cost and in locations around the country. Our education programs have something for everyone, whether you are a plan member, retiree, spouse, or surviving spouse.

"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 

Third Act Seminar & Luncheon

For retired plan members, surviving spouses, and guests

Third Act promotes lifelong learning by addressing a special topic around wholeness in retirement, which changes annually. Attendees break bread at a complimentary luncheon and enjoy fellowship with their retired colleagues.

Third Act Seminar & Luncheon dates and locations