Our Central Conference Celebration is designed to celebrate the ministries of the Central Conference as well as incorporate the business of the Central Conference Ministerial Association, and the Central Conference Annual Meeting. Harbor Point Ministries annual meeting also takes place during the conference annual meeting.

In 2022, we will gather in-person:

  • Central Conference Ministerial Association (CCMA) Gathering: April 21-22, 2022
  • Central Conference Annual Meeting (CCAM) Gathering: April 22-23, 2022
  • Harbor Point Ministries (HPM) Annual Meeting Gathering: April 23, 2022

Location: Lakeview Covenant Church, 950 Northbrook Ave, Northbrook, IL

We hope your church representatives sign up for this important gathering! PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on Tuesday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. (Central Time). It will reopen at the Celebration site, Lakeview Covenant Church, on Thursday, April 21, at 11:00 a.m.

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Instructions for Participating in the Central Conference Celebration

MAKE HOTEL RESERVATION  (if needed)

The Central Conference has made arrangements for courtesy room blocks with several hotels located near the Celebration 2022 site in Northbrook, IL. Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible. Special rates are only available through March and until the courtesy room blocks fill up (whichever comes first).

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, Illinois
Special rate:
$121/night
Group Name: Central Conference of the ECC (click on the link to make reservation online)
You may also call: 888-236-2427, and request the “Central Conference of the ECC Group”
Courtesy block deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Courtyard Chicago Highland Park/Northbrook
1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park, Illinois
Special rate:
$103/night – single bed; $123/night – two beds
Group Name: Central Conference of the ECC (click on the link to make reservation online)
You may also call: 800-321-2211, and request the “Central Conference of the ECC Group”
Courtesy block deadline: Thursday, March 24, 2022 (5 p.m. CST)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago North Shore Deerfield
1445 Lake Cook Road Deerfield, Illinois 60015
Special rate:
$119/night
Group Name: Central Conference of the ECC (click on link to make reservation online)
You may also call: 888-728-3025, and request the “Central Conference of the ECC Group”
Courtesy block deadline: Monday, March 21, 2022

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REGISTER FOR THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE CELEBRATION 2022

Registration will be open to all those who wish to attend the Central Conference Ministerial Association (April 21-22), and/or the Central Conference Annual Meeting (April 22-23). The Harbor Point Ministries Annual Meeting will also take place on April 23. All who wish to attend must register online for these events. Scroll down this page to find the links to online registration.

Download the Celebration 2022 Schedule – includes the CCMA and CCAM schedules

Download Information on the Central Conference Ministerial Association (CCMA) Gathering

Download Information on the Central Conference Annual Meeting (CCAM) Gathering

Find and download Celebration 2022 Displayer and Partner Ministry Resources

You must register to participate in the Central Conference Ministerial Association, the Central Conference Annual Meeting, and the Harbor Point Ministry Annual Meeting. If you need assistance with registration, please contact the Central Conference office at info@centralconf.org or at 773.267-3060. You may also download registration instructions for filling out the registration form for the Central Conference Ministerial Association and instructions for filling out the registration form for the Central Conference Annual Meeting.

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.PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closed on Tuesday, April 19, at 3:00 p.m. (Central Time). It will reopen at the Celebration site, Lakeview Covenant Church, on Thursday, April 21, at 11:00 a.m.

EACH OF THESE MEETINGS (CCMA AND CCAM)  HAS ITS OWN REGISTRATION FORM. CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW.

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION (CCMA) MEETING HERE

REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING (CCAM) HERE

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REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE EVENT(S) YOU WILL BE ATTENDING:

  • Central Conference Ministerial Association (CCMA) Annual Meeting (April 21-22)
    • Credential Minister*:  $55
    • Retired Minister*:  $30
    • Non-credentialed Minister or Spouse*:  $30
    • Ministry Groups (Thursday morning)^:  No fee
    • Late Fee (after April 15):  $15

* Registration fee for the CCMA gathering includes Thursday dinner and Friday lunch
^ Ministry Groups are open to pastors and lay leaders. These are gatherings for those serving in specific ministries including youth ministry, children & family ministry, chaplains, etc. 

  • Central Conference Annual Meeting (CCAM) (April 22-23)
    • Delegate**:  $95
    • Non-delegate or Advisor**:  $55
    • Displayer***:  $70
    • Ministry Groups (Thursday morning)^:  No fee
    • Friday lunch only:  $10 (Friday lunch is not included as part of the Central Conference Annual Meeting).
    • Late Fee (after April 15):  $15.

** Registration fee for the Central Conference Annual Meeting includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch. It does not include Friday lunch. If delegates wish to attend the lunch gathering on Friday, please add this option to your cart.
*** Displayer registration includes meals for the CCMA and CCAM (Thurs – Sat)
^   See note above re: Ministry Groups.

SUBMIT REGISTRATION PAYMENT

When registering online, you will also pay for registration (if payment is required). Delegates for the Central Conference Annual Meeting will receive materials digitally on/around April 1.

If you need assistance with registration or payment, please contact the Central Conference office at info@centralconf.org or at 773-267-3060...

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DELEGATE CREDENTIALS

IF YOU ARE A DELEGATE:

  • You must register as a delegate for your church.
  • You must also submit a delegate credentials form (the registration period is through April 15) and have your church chairperson and secretary sign the form, to confirm that you are an elected delegate of your church. Please only submit one form per church. If there is more than one delegate attending from your church, please coordinate getting the signatures from your church chair and secretary with the other delegates.
  • Please mail or email your delegate credential form to the Central Conference office as soon as possible. Delegates must submit this form AND register for the annual meeting to receive the delegate materials. The online registration deadline is April 15, 2022. No refunds can be made after April 15, 2022.
  • Delegates: please download and review a Bylaw Amendment Notification, which was mailed to all the Covenant Churches of the Central Conference. Delegates will be asked to vote according to the discernment of their church on this proposed amendment at the 2022 Central Conference Annual Meeting.

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Reminder Regarding Delegates

As a member church of the Central Conference, your church is entitled to select delegates for the Central Conference Annual Meeting. The number of delegates is based on the number of members in your congregation. Member congregations shall be entitled to representation as follows:

Church Members             Delegates                               
Up to 99                                     2
100 to 224                                  3
225 to 449                                 4
450 to 699                                 5
700 to 999                                 6
1000 to more                            7

  • Each association recognized by the Central Conference shall be entitled to one delegate.
  • Each affiliated corporation and institution shall be entitled to one delegate.
  • church plant within the Central Conference that is not yet a member congregation may send two advisors to the Conference Annual Meeting.

 

Questions? Contact the Central Conference office at 773-267-3060, or info@centralconf.org