The Pastor Workshop is an intensive, four-day program designed to help pastors realize their full potential to lead vibrant parishes. The workshop focuses on day-to-day leadership, managerial, and administrative opportunities and challenges and provides the practical tools and skills that are necessary for success. This is a collaborative effort with The Saint Paul Seminary and the University of St. Thomas’ Department of Catholic Studies and Opus College of Business.

The Pastor Workshop also includes Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Holy Hour, Benediction, confession and time for fraternity.

Topics covered in the four-day Pastor Workshop include:

  • Mission-Based Management
  • Church Tradition in Management
  • Pastor Leadership
  • Parish Vision and Strategic Planning
  • Delegation
  • Financial and Budget Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Human Resources
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Leading Effective Meetings
  • Managing Finance and Pastoral Councils
  • Conflict Management

Upcoming Pastor Workshop

September 29 – October 3, 2019
Christ the King Retreat Center
Buffalo, Minnesota



The total cost for the Pastor Workshop is $1,500. Scholarships are available. No pastor will be turned away.

Additional Pastor Development Opportunities

• Pastor Modules
• Pastor Coaching
• Leadership 360
• Pastor Leadership