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Before You Sign Up

"CREDO reinvigorated my sense of call. It brings into focus who and whose you are."   — CREDO Participant​


CREDO conference details to keep in mind ...


Confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria for your choice of conference. See Who Is Eligible.


Each attendee pays a $500 participant fee. The Board of Pensions covers all other costs, including airfare, lodging, meals, and other direct conference costs. If the participant fee creates a hardship, scholarships are available.

Deadline, Invoicing, and Refund Policy

You must register by November 10, 2017. Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Confirmation of enrollment and an invoice for the participant fee will be sent by email and/or mail after November 10. Payment is due upon receipt.

The participant fee will be refunded in full if you cancel at least 60 days before the conference. After that, no refund can be made.

Participant Responsibilities

In return for 90 percent of the costs being covered, participants commit their time and effort. You will be expected to participate for the full seven days of the conference and complete pre-conference work assignments, which take about 15 to 20 hours to complete. (These confidential materials will be for your use at the conference, providing a base on which to build an action plan for growth.)

Family Members

CREDO conferences are for pastors only. The Board provides conference materials to involve your spouse, friend, or loved one before and after the conference, but not in attendance at a CREDO conference. If you are part of member couple and both of you receive an invitation, we ask that you attend different conferences in order to get the greatest benefit from the experience.

Deciding on a Conference

Explore conference locations and dates for your group on the Conference Calendar page. Please choose a location more than 200 miles from your home; part of the value of the CREDO experience is to meet and share with colleagues from across the country.

If more than one member of your church staff receives an invitation for the same year, please attend difference conferences.


Go to and click on 2018 Registration, then Apply. Complete the registration form and select your conference.

If you cannot attend a CREDO conference in 2018 but would like to be invited for one in 2019, click on Invite Me Next Year, or call 800-773-7752, ext. 7400.