CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention Information for Your Conference

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Why this Convention?

This quinquennial Convention is the only time pastors in the entire division join together. The values of the Convention are to connect equip, inspire, and value pastors. As iron sharpens iron, so we sharpen each other. Prov. 27:17

As caregivers, the role of pastors is selfless. Their whole ministry revolves around equipping and serving their congregations and communities. Helping and giving is a huge part of their entire lives. So as a thank you, this Convention is planned to give back to the pastor and family. This Convention is all about the pastor and the pastoral family. It will take place on June 21-24, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Why Lexington, Kentucky?

The Union presidents have requested us to plan the Division convention near the General Conference session so those pastors who desire, will be able to attend.

Some have wondered why not have this Convention in the same town as the General Conference session. Though a great idea, it is logistically challenging due to limited hotel and event space taken during the GC pre-meetings. For pastors who have never attended a GC business meeting, it is a great educational opportunity to learn how the church functions in session. However, if pastors have to choose, we encourage them to attend the CALLED Convention planned just for them and their families.

Hence, the next closest available town was Lexington, Kentucky. It is approximately two hours south of Indianapolis, Indiana. We will have the Lexington Convention Center and the Rupp Arena all to ourselves. So we invite each pastor and family to join us at the Lexington Convention Center.

Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507

Phone (859) 233-4567

Fax (859) 253-2718

 Schedule Your Conference Workers Meetings at the Convention

On Monday and Tuesday, June 22 & 23, 2020 at the CALLED Pastors’ Family Convention, we have reserved a 3-hour break from 4:00-7:00 p.m. as a possible “conference workers meeting” opportunity. We are setting up a method of reservation; to secure a room option for your conference if you choose to meet.

Registration is Open & Early Bird Registration Ends January 31, 2020

We’re keeping Early Bird Registration open until January 31, 2020, for those conferences that use a two-year budget to help pastors attend. 2019 & 2020 finances can be used to help pastors attend before the early bird registration closes.

Continuing Education

The Convention is designed to be an opportunity of professional development for pastors. 2 units of Continuing education can be received when pastors attend. Continuing education is a specific planned program of study beyond basic formal education recommended in North American Division (NAD) Working policy. It is not designed to replace the formal training (MDiv) of the Seventh-day Adventist ministry as described by the Working Policy of the NAD. Continuing education is intended to serve all licensed and credentialed ministers in their life long process of professional growth.