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Other Seminars

We offer these seminars at various synods across the country throughout the year. Check with your synod on when they may be offered in your region.

First Call Theological Education

In this two-hour session, ELCA plan members within three years of first call explore what it means to be good stewards of their mind, body, and spirit. Learn about ELCA benefits, and how they help you cultivate and sustain healthy behaviors as you transition into your ministry.

Synod Staff Retreat

One way for a synod to support the well-being of its leaders is to model healthy activity. For one-and-a-half days, synod staff, council members, conference deans, and key leaders gather in retreat to worship and participate in activities that invite individual reflection. As a participant, you’ll also work with the Portico Benefit Services retreat facilitator to explore ways to further integrate wellness into the culture of your synod.

Church Treasurers and Administrators Benefits Training

As the benefits administrator for your organization, your pastors, rostered laypersons, and lay employees rely on you to help them navigate their ELCA benefits. In this one-hour session, discover the resources available to help you effectively sponsor your employees in the ELCA Pension and Other Benefits Program.