Seminarians stand at the trailhead of ministry. Seminary prepares them for a strong start to the journey, and the Board of Pensions lends support to this preparation.
Seminarians may be eligible to purchase comprehensive healthcare coverage through the Board of Pensions at a significant cost savings — for themselves and family members. The coverage is the same as that offered to active members of the Benefits Plan.
Benefits are important to sustaining ministerial leadership, as data in Living by the Gospel show. That's why the Board provides a seminar on navigating the call process. First Call, First Steps is offered on seminary campuses and open to inquirers and candidates for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
This guide to structuring calls was authorized by the 223rd General Assembly (2018).