Lifelong learning through Board University

​Board University provides educational programs for active and retired members of the Benefits Plan, and their spouses, surviving spouses, and partners, as well as seminarians.

Board University upholds the value of lifelong learning, providing opportunities to learn about wholeness at specific stages of your life, career, or ministry. 

When we are whole, we are able to bring our best gifts and energies to our work and our calls — and to everything we do. Wholeness allows us to live in harmony with God, our neighbors, and our families. It invites shalom.

That's why the Board of Pensions offers benefits and programs that foster your spiritual, health, financial, and vocational well-being — and why we educate for wholeness.

Who's eligible?

Board University provides programs to members of the Benefits Plan, including active and retired members — ministers and employees of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and affiliated organizations — and their spouses or surviving spouses and partners. We also lead seminars for seminarians, helping future congregational ministers get started on the path to wholeness early.

    1,300 webinar attendees in 2021

    310 CREDO Sabbath participants in 2021

Our Board University educators

​Our education programs are developed and staffed by a talented team of professional educators. With experience totaling more than 150 years, the Board University staff educates for wholeness and provides learning opportunities throughout the stages of your life. Explore the online and in-person educational offerings they have tailored specifically for members, employers, and seminarians. 

Well-Being Respite

For all active and retired members and spouses

Well-Being Respite is a unique online opportunity to step away from your daily routine and find wholeness.

Learn about Well-Being Respite


For clergy

Each year, we invite ministers to CREDO, the Board's original wholeness program. CREDO provides opportunities to explore the four dimensions of wholeness ― spiritual, vocational, health, and financial — and develop a deeper sense of call.

Explore CREDO


For seminarians, members, and retirees

Learn how to achieve wholeness throughout the stages of your life. These in-person educational opportunities are for active and retired plan members, spouses and surviving spouses, and seminarians, and range from several hours to a full day. 

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​For all members

Discover enriched, online learning opportunities on a variety of topics that promote wholeness in the four dimensions of well-being: spiritual, health, financial, and vocational.

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For all members and employers

Board University offers monthly webinars at no cost to ministers and employees who have coverage in the Benefits Plan. Each webinar explores, in depth, a topic critical to a member's well-being or one of interest to those serving or working for the PC(USA).

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Education resource center

For all members and employers

Access resources about financial and retirement planning and tax issues specific to ministers and congregations. 

See education resources

Well-Being Retreat

For all active and retired members and spouses

Well-Being Retreat is a popular, three-day gathering centered on wholeness. It provides opportunities for rest and renewal — and to develop skills and practices that enable you to become more deeply rooted in your life and ministry.

Learn about Well-Being Retreat