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.


CREDO is an in-person, weeklong conference focused on pastors’ wholeness and well-being. Each CREDO conference is led by a team of experienced faculty who guide participants in a visioning and discernment process through four key areas of well-being: spiritual, vocational, physical and emotional health, and financial. Invitations typically go out in late summer to open registration for the following year’s conferences. Seats are limited to up to 30 participants per conference, and they fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who’s eligible

Three types of conferences are regularly offered by the Board. Each is designed to support ministers in a different phase of ministry — recently ordained ministers, mid-career pastors, and late-career pastors. CREDO conferences are by invitation only.

CREDO and Call to Health share the objective of cultivating wholeness. Participants are awarded 400 Call to Health points for participating in a CREDO conference.

Minister's Choice plan members are now eligible for CREDO conferences.

How to register

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.

Korean CREDO provides safe space for sharing, promotes mutual support

More than 20 ministers gathered for the first CREDO conference held in Korean, at Ferncliff Camp & Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2023. We hope all who attended were able to use this safe space to build meaningful connections and discover the value of wholeness with others on God’s call.

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African American CREDO provides unique opportunity for dialogue, support, and discernment

An African American CREDO conference, hosted by the Board of Pensions in partnership with Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, drew 17 African American ministers to Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond, Virginia, to cultivate wholeness — specifically, their spiritual, vocational, health, and financial well-being.