​Registration for CREDO conferences is held each fall for the following year.

​"I left feeling richly blessed by a denomination that cares to invest in its pastors and by a God whose love and grace and goodness abound."  

                         — CREDO participant

Invitations for CREDO conferences are sent out in the fall for the following year. If you receive a CREDO invitation, review the following considerations, then use the link in your email invitation to select and register for your conference.

If you have any questions, call the CREDO team at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN), ext. 7400.

Choosing a conference

Explore the conference locations and dates for your group. Part of the value of the CREDO experience is meeting and sharing with colleagues from across the country, so please choose a location at least 200 miles from your home.

If more than one member of your church staff receives an invitation for the same year, you should register for different conferences.

Costs and payment

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

You must register by November 9, 2018, to attend a 2019 conference. Enrollment is first come, first served. Payment is by credit card or check upon registration.

The participant fee will be refunded in full if you cancel at least 30 days before the conference. After that, no refund can be made.

Participant responsibilities

Participants commit their time and effort in return for 90 percent of their costs being covered. 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 ministers only. The Board provides conference materials to involve your spouse or loved one before and after the conference, but not in attendance at a CREDO conference. If you are part of a member couple and you both receive invitations, we ask that you attend different conferences to get the greatest benefit from the experience.

Mothers with nursing infants

CREDO welcomes mothers with nursing infants. Upon your request no less than six weeks before your conference begins, we will make provisions for

  • a designated space for nursing;
  • a crib, playpen, and/or bassinet; and
  • the services of a screened and certified childcare provider in the area where the conference is held.

To request such services and for further information, contact the CREDO administrator.