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Who Is Eligible

In Latin, CREDO can be translated to mean "I believe." But its deeper meaning is "I give my heart." At that deeper level, participation in a CREDO conference becomes a work of the mind, heart, and spirit. 

The number of conferences and openings is limited. For this reason, participation is by invitation only. Randomly selected pastors who meet the following criteria are invited to register for a conference offered the following year.

CREDO I Conferences for Mid-Career Pastors  

You may receive an invitation if you

  • are a member of the Benefits Plan; 
  • are age 30 through 55; 
  • have served in congregational ministry for at least five years; and
  • are currently serving a congregation.


CREDO Conferences for Recently Ordained Pastors

You may receive an invitation if you

  • are a member of the Benefits Plan;
  • are in your first years of ministry;
  • are currently serving a congregation or validated ministry; and
  • make a two-year commitment to the program.

Enrollment is first-come, first-served.


Attendees pay a $500 participation fee to attend a CREDO conference. The Assistance Program covers all other costs, including airfare, lodging, meals, and direct conference costs. If the participation fee creates a hardship, partial scholarships are available.


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