January 16, 2015
Dear Bishop Daniel,
We are very excited to see so many clergy enrolling in our CREDO conferences. We began a new initiative in 2014; offering a CREDO conference specifically targeted to part-time and bi-vocational clergy. We were pleased with the response rate and the evaluations that followed the conference. We recognize that there is a growing number of part-time and bi-vocational clergy in the Church, and a recent survey of Bishops conducted by CPG confirms this reality. Because the clergy in this segment of the population may have difficulty attending an 8-day conference due to secular work demands, we are offering a 6-day Part-Time/Bi-Vocational conference in 2015.
The 6-day Part-Time/Bi-Vocational CREDO conference is specifically designed to support clergy who are trying to juggle family, Church, and secular work, or who are trying to find ways to supplement their part-time ecclesiastical ministry. The conference provides them with ways to dialogue with others about their unique vocational challenges and to gain skills in maintaining wellness in the various component areas of their lives. The conference also 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.
Because of the significant impact this conference can have, we’re writing to let you know there are still some spaces available in our 6-day Part-Time/Bi-Vocational conference – CREDO 6011. The conference will be held September 16 – 21, 2015 at the Chapel Rock Conference Center in Prescott, Arizona. Enrollment is limited to those who apply and are accepted first.
If you know of clergy in your diocese who would benefit from a specific conference that addresses part-time/bi-vocational ministry, please encourage them to contact our office regarding enrollment in CREDO 6011 as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please call the CREDO office at (888) 274-2828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Canon M. Renee Miller
Associate Vice President
Director of Faculty
Education and Wellness