The Clergy Excellence Team is based in the Lincoln office. Its focus is on the development of clergy leaders for every congregation in the Great Plains. Through the Great Preaching for the Great Plains initiative, clergy are working to become better preachers of the word.
The Board of Ordained Ministry works with candidates for ministry to ensure they are well-equipped for the work of pastoring local congregations.
Through the Transition Into Ministry program, selected young clergy receive special mentoring and support through the early stages of their ministries.
What, exactly, plays into the decisions the bishop and cabinet make when appointing a pastor to a mission field? Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. and the district superintendents have provided a document to explain the factors they consider as they do their best to match up clergy with churches.