CREDO for Recently Ordained Clergy
Watch the video above for an overview of the ROC Conference. Please note: The 2013-2014 ROC Conference series is full and admission is closed. Invitations for the 2014-2015 ROC series will be mailed soon.
The CREDO ROC Conference series is a new experience offered by CREDO specifically designed to support clergy of all ages who are still within the first four years of their ordained ministry. Like other CREDO Conferences, the ROC Conference series provides an opportunity for participants to imagine and realize possible ways of partnering with the movement of God’s grace in key areas of their life and vocation.
The ROC Conference series requires a two-conference commitment of seven days each, with a year between the first and second conference.
Both ROC Conferences include:
- Time for listening, prayer, discernment, recreation, and rest.
- Supportive faculty companions who will help you fine tune your thinking about who you are and where you believe God may be calling you to go.
- New friendships that transcend theological and other differences.
- The creation of a personal plan that has the potential to help you keep your life and ministry grounded and directed where you feel it needs to be.
Woven through both conferences are themes of identity, leadership, and health and wellness. Each of these themes will be considered in light of the early years of ordained ministry through plenary presentations, small groups, and individual reflection. Faculty will offer their expertise and participants will reflect on their life and vocation in five component areas: spiritual, physical and emotional health, vocational, financial, and leadership formation.
Between the two conferences, faculty will be available for pre-arranged consultations with participants via telephone and/or email in order to follow through with subjects of the participants’ choosing. At the second conference a year later, the same participant class will review and adapt their plans and ideas, while working with the same faculty team.
ROC Faculty Teams
How does the ROC Conference differ from other CREDO Conferences?
LISTEN HERE to Brian Taylor and Sarah Shofstall describe CREDO's ROC Conferences.