Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Retiring from a Congregation

PTS will host “Retiring from a Congregation” Sept. 30-Oct. 1. This event is part of the Series on Pastoral Ministry and will be led by David Rich, former director of the Retirement Planning Program of the Board of Pensions of the PC(U.S.A.).

This workshop is designed for pastors who anticipate retiring from their present congregation in the next five years or so. Achieving a healthy and positive ending to pastoral service is important for both the pastor and for the congregation, but it is possible only through early reflection and planning. This workshop will allow pastors to reflect on their past ministries, think about their present situation, look to their future in retirement, and lay the groundwork to “end well.”

Continuing Education Credits are available upon request. Cost is $85.00 and deadline to register is Sept. 16. Limited housing is available on campus. Reasonably priced meals are also offered. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu for more information.

Rich is a retired Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) minister, educator, and seminar leader who specializes in helping pastors, governing boards, and congregations “finish with vitality.” Formerly, he was the director of the Retirement Planning Program of the Board of Pensions of the PC(U.S.A.). Rich has more than 30 years of experience designing and leading a wide variety of workshops for pastors and laity, including “Life and Work Planning,” “Life Transitions,” “What is Your Mission in Life?”, “Retirement Planning,” and “Aging Well While Growing Older.”

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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