Who am I? Who is God calling me to be?
Maybe you thought you answered those questions long ago. But perhaps you should address them once again, in a rejuvenating, supportive community of Christian love and be reminded that the wisdom and grace of God is nearer than the very breath you take.
The CREDO mission is to provide opportunities for people to examine significant areas of their lives and to discern prayerfully the future direction of their vocation as they respond to God's call in a lifelong process of practice and transformation.
Opportunities for you to examine significant areas of your life
As one who serves in the Church, you are continually focused on others. Having the time to address your own needs—your hopes and dreams—is, in most cases, not a priority in your overloaded calendar. However, the wellness of those around you is directly dependent on your own wellness. When you attend a CREDO Conference, you’ll have the time and luxury of focusing on yourself for a few precious days, so that you’ll be better equipped to serve those back home—to be “fit” for ministry.
To discern prayerfully the future direction of your vocation
Ironically, due to its unique pressures and demands, the context of ministry is not an ideal place to re-evaluate or even rediscover your own calling. A CREDO Conference removes you from that context for a short time, while providing a foundation to help you prayerfully discern the direction of your personal and professional life.
To respond to God’s call in a lifelong process of practice and transformation
Through this discernment and visioning process, and with the help of a faculty team, participants at a CREDO I conference will build a CREDO Plan—a personal covenant based on your CREDO work and a formal expression of your CREDO experience. At a CREDO II Conference, participants will have chance to review their CREDO I Plan, and then work toward a CREDO Rule of Life as part of a new CREDO II curriculum .The CREDO Plan and CREDO Rule of Life are concrete pieces of CREDO that you will take home with you, carry in your heart, and that will guide you through the coming years
Participation in a CREDO Conference is by invitation only. Reflecting age, vocation, and work status as a criteria, invitations are sent to randomly selected members from the Church Pension Fund’s database. Invitees can be deferred to the following year, but participation is always on a first-come, first-served basis.