Eligibility

The Board of Pensions offers three types of Presbyterian CREDO conferences, each designed to support ministers in a different phase of ministry. Because space is limited, participation in CREDO is by invitation only, through random selection.

Recently ordained ministers

​​CREDO conferences for recently ordained ministers are a series of conferences, a year apart, with the same cohort group. You'll receive one-on-one consultations during the year between the two conferences in all areas of wholeness — spiritual, vocational, health, and financial — as well as in leadership formation. You may receive an invitation if you

  • are enrolled in Pastor's Participation or Minister's Choice;
  • are in your first five years of ministry;
  • are currently serving a congregation or validated ministry; and
  • make a two-year commitment to the program.

2022 CREDO conferences

  • 21A: postponed due to Omicron
  • 22A: March 22-28, 2022
  • 18B: April 26-May 2, 2022
  • 19B: September 13-19, 2022
  • 23A: September 20-26, 2022
  • 20B: October 11-17, 2022
  • 24A: November 8-14, 2022

2023 CREDO conferences

  • 17B: February 12-20, 2023 (postponed from 2022 due to Omicron)
  • 21A: March 7-13, 2023
  • 25A: March 14-20, 2023
  • 22B: March 21-27, 2023
  • 23B: September 19-25, 2023
  • 26A: September 26–October 2, 2023
  • 27A: October 10–16, 2023
  • 24B: November 7-13, 2023

Mid-career pastors

The CREDO conference for mid-career pastors gives busy pastors a time for reflection and renewal. This conference is designed to help you and your ministry thrive. You may receive an invitation if you

  • are enrolled in Pastor's Participation or Minister's Choice; 
  • are age 30+; 
  • have served in congregational ministry for at least five years; and
  • are currently serving a congregation.

2022 CREDO Conferences

  • PC88: postponed due to Omicron
  • PC89: October 25-31, 2022

2023 CREDO Conferences

  • PC88: February 7-13, 2023 (postponed from 2022 due to Omicron)
  • PC90: November 14-20, 2023

Late-career pastors

​​This conference for late-career pastors provides dedicated time and space for reflection and renewal to help rekindle your ministry and assess its future directions. You may receive an invitation if you

  • are enrolled in Pastor's Participation or Minister's Choice;
  • over 55 years of age;
  • have served in congregational ministry for at least 10 years; and
  • are currently serving a congregation.

2022 CREDO Conferences

  • PC2-7: March 29-April 4, 2022
  • PC2-8: May 8-12, 2022 (fully online CREDO Sabbath)
  • PC2-10: September 27-October 3, 2022
  • PC2-9: November 1-7, 2022

2023 CREDO Conferences

  • PC2-11: February 28–March 6, 2023
  • PC2-12: October 31–November 5, 2023