CREDO Frequently Asked Questions

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October 9-15, 2018 Trinity Conference Center, Salter Path, North Carolina

  May 14-20, 2019 Virginia Diocesan Center at Roslyn, Richmond, Virginia

Q: Who may to apply to attend a PBUCC CREDO Seminar?
A: PBUCC members who are authorized ministers with at least three years of service and between 30 and 58 years of age are invited to apply. You must be in good standing and not a part of the Pension Boards’ Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI) program. Current participation in both the Annuity and Health plans is required.

Q: Is enrollment limited and is there an application deadline?
A: Yes, space is limited to 30 participants per seminar. Applications received by September 15 will be reviewed first. Those applying after September 15 will be reviewed if room is still available in either seminar.

Q: Does my application guarantee participation?
A: No.  When you complete your application, you will be sent an immediate confirmation that your application has been received. Those who apply by September 15, 2017 will receive notice of acceptance or waitlist by October 20, 2017.

Q: What will this cost?
A: As an incentive to participants in this program, costs are subsidized by the Pension Boards. You will be assessed a registration fee of $500 inclusive of seminar, travel, housing, and food. Participants go out to dinner one night but that cost is covered in the seminar fees.  However, you may wish to bring a small amount of spending money for gifts, souvenirs, or optional gratuities for conference center staff.

Q: Is scholarship assistance available?
A: Yes. Please apply for CREDO and don’t let the cost prohibit your participation. If you are selected, you may then apply for a scholarship.

Q: Can my spouse or partner attend with me?
A: No. CREDO seminars are a benefit for those members in both Pension Boards’ plans (Annuity and Medical Plans); We provide conference materials to facilitate involvement with your spouse or partner before, during, and after the seminar. If your spouse or partner is a Pension Boards member in both the Annuity and Medical Plans, and they also receive an invitation, we ask that you each attend separate seminars to maximum the benefit from the CREDO experience.

Q: What is the refund policy?
A: Your fee will be refunded in full if you cancel at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the seminar. If you cancel after the 60-day deadline, there is no refund.

Q: What are my responsibilities?
A: In return for PBUCC’s investment in you, you will be expected to participate in 10-20 hours of pre-seminar self-assessment; the full seven days of the seminar; post-seminar evaluation; and the self-guided follow-up program.

Q: Privacy of Information
A: All assessment materials are confidential and the property of each participant. They are for your use at the seminar, providing a base on which to build your CREDO Covenant for growth.

Q: Where should I go to get more information?
A: Visit the PBUCC CREDO website at www.credo.pbucc.org or contact Rev. Dr. Jane Heckles, CREDO Coordinator, at
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