2018 National CEF Conference

Every two years, curious people engaged in faith formation gather for a 4-day conference.  

Here are some early details!

October 9-12, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa
at The Marriott Downtown Des Moines Hotel

Des Moines? Really? #NotToBrag, but Iowa is pretty awesome.

Whether you are engaged in a faith formation ministry in a full-time, part-time, or volunteer capacity, this 2018 CEF conference is for YOU! 

  • Leaders engaged in faith formation ministries
  • Annual conference staff persons
  • Clergy with a passion for the teaching ministries of the church and the develop of faithful Christian disciples
  • College, university, graduate school and seminary professors and students
  • Those who have spent their career life in local congregations as Christian educators and who are retired but who also want to encourage those working today in this field

Registration - Save Your Spot!

Early Bird Registration - $350
(Begins soon through August 2017. Full conference and registration details will be announced soon.)

Space is limited, and we will sell out. We don't want you to miss out, so secure your spot now! A $100 payment will save your spot and guarantee you get the lowest price available. Plus, you'll get an exclusive conference t-shirt plus a surprise package that includes an album download by Jeff Lowery, an ebook of devotions by Tim Gossett that you can give to your graduating seniors, curriculum, and other surprises that you'll get at the conference. When registration opens, you'll get a discount code which will knock your $100 payment off your price. Limited to the first 100 registrants.

Register today to save your spot.
($100 minimum; balance due by Dec. 31, 2017; fully refundable until Dec. 31, 2017)

Interested in Presenting a Workshop at CEF 2018?

Proposals are being accepted online, via email, and by snail mail. Proposals are due June 7, 2017.  We are specifically interested in workshops targeting age-specific ministries and the practice of spiritual disciplines, but welcome other topics as well. We invite proposals for workshops appropriate for beginning Christian Educators as well as those for more advanced. Workshops will be 90 minutes long.

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