The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sponsors Presbyterian CREDO conferences so that PC(USA) pastors may cultivate wholeness — their spiritual, vocational, health, and financial well-being — to better serve the Church.
All CREDO conferences have been suspended through June 1, 2020, in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Expert faculty guide participants in reflecting on and growing in these key areas, so that they can develop their leadership potential.
Three types of week-long conferences are regularly offered by the Board. Each is designed to support ministers in a different phase of ministry:
Additionally, each year, we offer a unique Presbyterian CREDO conference. The Board partnered with Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary to offer a CREDO conference for African American ministers in 2019.
Each CREDO conference becomes an intentional, Christ-centered learning community, as participants share with one another their knowledge, experience, compassion, and care. In this way, CREDO helps participants replenish their spirits and rediscover the passion that first animated their call to ministry.
CREDO and Call to Health share the objective of cultivating wholeness. Participants are awarded 400 Call to Health points for attending a CREDO conference.
CREDO conferences are by invitation only. Eligibility depends on conference type. Each fall, PC(USA) pastors who meet the eligibility criteria receive a mailed notice followed by an email invitation to register for a conference offered the following year. CREDO conferences are hosted at select locations during the spring and fall semesters.
If you received an invitation by email, use the link in the email to register right away. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The CREDO Alumni Community is a place where participants can continue to nurture the relationships and networks fostered at the conference. These connections are of great value to ongoing personal wellness and ministerial vitality, and maintaining them is a prominent goal of the program.
CREDO alumni receive an invitation to join the Community via email. Once you join, you can share ideas, news, invitations, and resources, and start conversations around the four areas of wholeness: spirituality, vocation, health, and finances. Log in now and explore ways in which you can become an active participant in the shaping of this supportive and caring community of faith.
“ … this is about the rest of your life in ministry. And the potential is that what you will learn, and what you will plan from this, will positively affect not only your ministry, but also your life, your family life, everything.”
— CREDO participant
The safe space of CREDO promotes deep and meaningful relationships — and recently inspired one group of pastors to form a special sisterhood.