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Your Personal Mission: Possible!

The Clergy Benefits Academy welcomes clergy in all ages and stages of ministry—new ordinands, early-career clergy, mid-career clergy, ready-to-retire clergy, district superintendents, clergy in extension ministries—and spouses are welcome, too. There is something for everyone!

The first 50 registrants will receive a $50 resort credit when they arrive at the hotel.

At the Clergy Benefits Academy you will:

  • Work on each of five dimensions of health: Spiritual, Social, Mental-Emotional, Physical and Financial
  • Gain information to help lead your congregation with mission, ministry and finances
  • Network with other clergy from across the denomination
  • Take home practical ideas, new resources and knowledge
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEU's)!

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The Clergy Benefits Academy begins at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 14 and ends on Wednesday, November 16 with a noon fellowship lunch with revitup! attendees. revitup! is an event similar to the CBA, but designed for young clergy.

Core and Choice Classes

Core classes are scheduled on a track so you can attend each session. Your assigned track will be provided at the registration table when you arrive. Choice classes and optional sessions are available throughout. There are no scheduled sessions (only optional sessions) in the evenings so you can relax, connect with others, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

  • 1.5 CEU’s will be awarded for completing 10 classes at this event.
  • 1.0 CEU will be awarded for completing 7-9 classes.

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Register Now!

Register by Friday, October 14.

The cost for the CBA event is $179.00 ($339.00 with spouse).

The registration fee includes:

  • Breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Refreshment breaks throughout
  • Academy materials

Scholarship Opportunities

Limited scholarship opportunities are available to help defray the cost of attending through the Clergy Financial Well-Being program. If you feel you cannot attend this event due to the cost, please reach out and explore the scholarship opportunity. Please contact a member of the events team for more information.

In addition, many Foundations and Conferences are offering scholarships. Please contact your local United Methodist Foundation or Conference Benefits Officer to see if scholarships are available.

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Hotel Information

The Omni Interlocken
500 Interlocken Boulevard
Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Wespath has negotiated a special room rate of $149.00 plus tax per night at the host hotel. Mention the group code (CBA) to get the discounted rate. The room rate is available on a first-come, first-served basis until Friday, October 14, 2022 - based on availability.

Please Note: Making the hotel reservation and paying for hotel accommodations are the responsibilities of the attendee. Please tell the hotel you are attending the Clergy Benefits Academy to obtain the negotiated rate.


  • Hotel Amenities and Optional Activities

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    Wespath-arranged amenities for the Clergy Benefits Academy to care for your social, mental / emotional and physical health during your free evenings:

    • S’mores by the fire pit – Wednesday Night
    • Waived resort fee
    • Complimentary bottles of water (2 12oz bottles)
    • Unlimited use of 24 hour Fitness Center
    • Access to golf practice facility
    • Unlimited high speed internet in sleeping rooms
    • Complimentary transportation to local restaurants via hotel shuttle (3-mile radius)
    • Complimentary self-service parking and valet services

    In addition, you can also take advantage of a:

    • 10% discount on spa treatments at the Mokara Spa onsite. and
    • 20% discount at the Interlocken Golf Club

  • Omni Hotels and Resorts Says "Goodnight to Hunger"

    Since launching Say Goodnight to Hunger in June 2016, Omni Hotels & Resorts has made a donation to Feeding America® that helps provide one meal for every completed stay. To date, nearly 16 million meals have been donated to help Feeding America provide nutritious meals for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities across the United States. Omni is committed to helping the local communities in which it is located, so this event directly benefits food banks in Colorado. For each completed stay at any participating Omni, regardless of how the reservation is made, Omni donates one meal to a family in need. By attending this event and staying onsite at the host hotel, we are helping to feed families in need. Through this amazing program, Omni hopes to Say Goodnight to Hunger for good.

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The Omni Interlocken Hotel and Resort, located in Broomfield, Colorado is 30 minutes from the Denver International Airport. Transportation options from Denver International Airport are as follows:

  • Taxi Service: Approximately $70 one way
  • Shuttle Service: Eight Black Airport Shuttle. Prices are $55 each way.. Please click on the following link for detailed information and to make your shuttle reservation: Eight Black Airport Shuttle

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Attire

Casual, comfortable attire is appropriate for the CBA. As the event is taking place in Colorado during November, there is the possibility for cooler temperatures, so watch the weather reports before you travel and pack accordingly.

In addition, temperatures in hotel meeting rooms often vary, so wearing layers or bringing a sweater/cover-up is recommended.

Meals

Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the CBA on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Child Care Information

If you are interested in child care for the Clergy Benefits Academy, please indicate so during the registration process.

The revitup! event for clergy under the age of 39 meets Wednesday – Friday and complimentary childcare is provided. If you wish to attend the Clergy Benefits Academy and have young children, please let us know and we will consider extending the complimentary childcare option for this event as well.

Call Margaret Sanders (1-224-223-2286) or send her an email at [email protected] to share your interest in childcare.

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  • Monday November 14, 2022

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Onsite Registration
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Welcome - Wespath Opening Session
    • Worship
    • Music – Chuck Bell Music Ministry
    • Message
    2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
    2:15 - 3:10 p.m. Clergy Spouse Session #1
    Core Class Session Series 1 – Track Classes
    • Emotional Health
    • Financial Health #1
      • Ministerial Pension Plan Pre-1982
      • Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP)
      • Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP)
    • Financial Health #2
      • LifeStage Retirement Income (LSRI)
      • United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP)
      • Benefits Access Portal
    3:10 - 3:25 p.m. Break
    3:25 - 4:20 p.m.

    Spouse Class #1
    Core Class Session Series 1 – repeat
    4:20 p.m. Break for the Day—Dinner On Your Own
    7:00 p.m. "Smores" by the campfire
    Benefits and Pastoral Care Consultations

  • Tuesday November 15, 2022

    6:30 - 7:00 a.m. It’s a Mountain Morning
    • "Start the Day" Stretch (outside – weather permitting)
    • Wesley Walk (outside – weather permitting)
    6:30 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (provided for all - at your leisure)
    8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Morning Meditation / Music / Prayer
    8:30 - 9:25 a.m. Clergy Spouse Session #2
    Core Class Session Series 1 – repeat
    9:25 - 9:40 a.m. Break
    9:40 - 10:35 a.m. Clergy Spouse Session #2
    Core Class Session Series 2 – Track classes
    • Healthier You / Understanding the Confusing World of Healthcare
    • Welfare Benefits with the Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP)
    • De-Stressing Your Distress
    10:35 - 10:50 a.m. Break
    10:50 - 11:45 a.m. Core Class Session Series 2 – repeat
    11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
    1:15 - 2:10 p.m. Core Class Session Series 2 – repeat
    Clergy Spouse Session #3
    2:10 - 2:25 p.m. Break
    2:25 - 3:20 p.m. Clergy Spouse Session #3
    Core Class Session Series 3 – Track classes
    • Clergy Taxes
    • GC Delay and the Denominational Impact
    • Clergy Financial Considerations (refinancing, consolidation, insurance, wills / estates)
    3:20 - 3:35 p.m. Break
    3:35 - 4:30 p.m. Core Class Session Series 3 – repeat
    Clergy Spouse Session #3
    4:30 p.m. Break for the Day
    4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Optional - Free Flow Q&A Forum with Presenters
    7:00 p.m. Free Evening with Social Opportunities
    • Make a healthy snack
    • Paint Party
    • Benefits and Pastoral Care Consultations

  • Wednesday November 16, 2022

    6:30 - 7:00 a.m. It’s a Mountain Morning
    • "Start the Day" Stretch (outside – weather permitting)
    • Wesley Walk (outside – weather permitting)
    6:30 - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (provided for all - at your leisure)
    8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Morning Meditation / Music / Prayer
    8:30 - 9:25 a.m. Core Class Session Series 3 – repeat
    9:25 - 9:40 a.m. Break
    9:40 - 10:35 a.m. Choice Sessions
    • Narrative Budgets
    • Saving Grace Financial Program
    • De-stress your Distress
    • GC Delay and the Denominational Impact
    10:35 - 10:50 a.m. Break
    10:50 - 11:45 a.m. Choice Sessions repeat and conclude the event
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch for CBA and revitup! attendees – all are welcome

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Course descriptions will be available soon.

 

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Call or e-mail the Wespath Meetings and Events Team:

Margaret Sanders
224-223-2286
[email protected]

Tori Luke
847-313-0129
[email protected]

Renee Edmondson
224-330-0135
[email protected]

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