Webinars

Board University webinars, presented live, are available at no cost to members and employers who participate in the Benefits Plan.

Engage with Board of Pensions educators from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop to learn about topics important to your well-being through Board University. Our live webinars cover a topic in one of four areas of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, or vocational well-being.

Board University webinars are for pastors, church workers, and employees of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated employers who participate in the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA) — at no cost to you.

Webinars last one hour and require a computer, internet access, and computer speakers or a telephone. Webinar attendees are awarded 50 Call to Health points.

Upcoming Board University webinars

The Power of Story: Using Story as the Basis for Aging Well

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET

Storytelling is at the center of culture. Story shapes culture. However, with the rise of technological culture, people are increasingly isolated, and story has become a commodity for consumption. Join the Reverend Douglas Edwards to explore the power of story in shaping and informing our lives, especially as we age; review the history of storytelling as well as how story is shaping 21st century culture; and discuss the sacred practices of confession and listening, and learn the outcomes of these sacred practices in creating and nourishing community.

The Reverend Douglas Edwards is a licensed marriage, family, and child psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in spirituality, aging, family dynamics, and attention disorders. Rev. Edwards is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who has worked in the field of aging at all levels of the Church since 1981. For over 15 years, he worked with churches, schools, and nonprofits as Director of Church Outreach for one of the largest nonprofit retirement housing organizations in the country. He organized the first certificate program on spirituality and aging, a course for professionals working with older people. Rev. Edwards has a master’s in marriage and family therapy and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

College Planning: Birth to Graduation

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET

Are you planning for a child’s college education and concerned about the escalating cost? College is one of the largest expenditures many families face. Are you searching for tools to help you plan? Have you heard conflicting advice from friends and advisors? Join Susan Holstedt in this one-hour webinar as she shares suggestions and tools for preparing to pay for college. The webinar will discuss the following topics:

  • saving for college: how much and where to save
  • choosing the right college
  • navigating the financial aid system
  • searching for scholarships

Susan will also share her personal experiences as a parent in guiding her three children as they chose very different paths through college. Proudly, all three have graduated and are working in their chosen fields.

About the presenter: Susan Holstedt, Enrolled Agent, is the owner of S&H Tax Service, and has been preparing individual tax returns for over 30 years. Since 2012, she has served the Board of Pensions as finance faculty for CREDO. Susan believes that her clients are able to make better decisions when they understand options. This is especially true when dealing with long-term planning for education or retirement. Susan has a bachelor’s and master’s from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

 

Registration for the following webinars will be available on this page four to six weeks in advance of the webinar date:

Having the Talk with Your Parents: Addressing Changes to Health and Care Needs, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Upcoming Fidelity webinars

The following webinars are hosted by Fidelity Investments, administrator of the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Retirement Savings Plan participants receive email invitations to register for these webinars from Fidelity. Members enrolled in the Medical Plan also can register through the Call to Health website.

Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Webinar recordings

The following webinar recordings are available as standalone courses in Board University's e-learning content library, which you can access by logging into Benefits Connect. Upcoming webinars to be held live this year will later be available as recordings.

  • Annual Tax Webinar, 2020
  • Closing the Gender Compensation Gap
  • How to Optimize Your Retirement Income Streams
  • Leaving Well: Navigating Transitions in Ministry
  • Long-Term Care Coverage: Which Option is Right for You?
  • Stewarding Our Health and Dollars through Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Understanding Why: Childhood Adversity's Impact on Adult Well-Being
  • Where Two or More Are Gathered: Clergy Support Networks