Active and retired clergy in good standing who have been ordained for a minimum of three years and who have not attended CREDO in the past ten years are invited to attend.
CREDO conferences are a benefit of those participating in the Clergy Pension Plan, so only Plan participants may attend. We provide conference materials to facilitate involvement with your spouse or partner before, during, and after the conference. If your spouse is a Clergy Pension Plan participant and also receives a 2020 invitation, we request that you attend separate conferences.
At these conferences, you will participate in the standard CREDO program but with a group of clergy with whom you have something specific in common. Please see the appropriate CREDO Calendar to see what groups are scheduled.
Yes, space is limited to 30 participants per conference. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CREDO is a benefit offered by The Church Pension Fund. There is a $500 fee per participant for the conference. The fee covers the majority of expenses, including airfare, lodging, meals, and other direct conference costs.
The participant fee is due at the time of application unless other arrangements are made. Payment can be made by credit card or check.
If this fee creates a hardship, scholarships are available. Please contact the E&W office at (888) 274-2828 for more information.
Your fee will be refunded in full if you cancel at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the conference. Because it is difficult to fill vacated slots without substantial lead time, if you cancel after the 60-day deadline, we reserve the right to withhold a refund of fees paid.
At all conferences, participants go out to dinner one night, but that cost is covered in the conference fees. However, you may want to bring a small amount of spending money for gifts, gratuities, or souvenirs.
Yes, in order to create community and to have the best experience possible, we ask that you stay for the entire conference and participate fully in all sessions. If you wish to sightsee or visit family or friends, we ask that you do so before or after the conference. For all conferences, we ask that you arrive no later than 3:00 pm on the first day and that you not depart until the conference concludes at 9:15 am on the last day.
Yes, approximately 90 days prior to your conference, you will receive materials that will need to be returned to CREDO prior to attending the conference. There are also materials you will complete and bring with you. Some of the work will be done via the Internet and some is paper-based. Individuals vary, but this work should take between 5 and 8 hours to complete. It is recommended that all work be completed in order to get the best experience from your conference.