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.

Spring 2021 online CREDO Sabbaths

  • 17A: February 21-25, 2021
  • 18A: April 18-22, 2021

Fall 2021 online CREDO Sabbaths

  • 15B: September 19-23, 2021
  • 20A: October 17-21, 2021
  • 16B: November 14-18, 2021

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.

Spring 2021 online CREDO Sabbaths

  • PC86: May 16-20, 2021

Fall 2021 online CREDO Sabbaths

  • PC87: October 3-7, 2021

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.

Spring 2021 online CREDO Sabbaths

  • PC2-3: March 7-11, 2021
  • PC2-5: April 11-15, 2021

Fall 2021 online CREDO Sabbaths

  • PC2-6: September 12-16, 2021