Synod of Lincoln Trails, PC(USA)
Friday, January 19, 2018

New Pastor Support Program

The New Pastor Support Program is open to any pastors in this synod newly ordained to service within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Regardless of the setting for the call: be it congregational, chaplaincy, community service or teaching, persons in their first three years of ordained service are invited to participate in the three year program which includes six three-day retreats and other one-day small group regional gatherings.
Our purpose is to support newly ordained pastors as they grow in leadership capacity, to build community and friendships and enjoy daily worship, prayer, and renewal. The three or four leaders of each three-year cohort are experienced pastors and church leaders from among the eight presbyteries in Illinois and Indiana, including a member of the synod staff. Retreats are held at Presbyterian camps or conference centers in this synod. Content offered at each retreat is developed in response to the particular needs and experiences of that cohort. New groups are started at least biennially.
If you are interested in participating or would like to refer another to the program, please contact Peggy McDonald at or Judy Lucas in the synod office, or call 317/923-3681.
Peggy McDonald, Contract Staff
Synod of Lincoln Trails
& Supporting