The 2023 Ministers’ Convocation – Northeast

april, 2023

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Event Details

April 17-20,2023

Craigville Retreat Center
25 Prospect Avenue
Centerville, MA 02632

Topic: Congregationalism and Society: Impacts and Outlooks

We will examine the relationship between Congregationalism and society throughout American history. This will include an examination of topics from Richard Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture, and A Secular Age by Charles Taylor. How did Congregationalism shape the American psyche, and how has society dictated its present? As we move away from mainline Protestantism being a dominant cultural force, what voice does Congregationalism still have to speak Christ’s truth to a world that has forgotten him?

There will also be daily worship, a communion service and ample free time to recharge your batteries in a gorgeous natural setting.

Speaker: Rev. Gregory Baker

Rev. Greg Baker is the Pastor of the United Church of Assonet, Massachusetts. He holds a BA in Religion from Dartmouth College, an MDiv from Harvard, and a MA in Theological Research from Andover-Newton. He has taught Comparative Religions at Boston College. In addition to pastoring churches in Southeastern Massachusetts, Greg has mentored students in discernment for ministry, written and directed plays and musicals, and organized mission fund-raising events.

Full Registration: $390.00 (Lodging and meals)

The Manor has 9 multiple occupancy bedrooms (see floor plan) with single and double beds available in each room. No single rooms. Contact Laura Wright with the name of individual(s) you plan to share a room.

Marshview Apartments will be reserved for married couples.

Check in begins 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Registration deadline April 3, 2023


Every year, the NACCC hosts the Ministers’ Convocation.  This gathering for clergy is designed to provide continuing education, spiritual reflection and rest. It usually begins on the second Monday after Easter, a perfect time for clergy to renew themselves.  Many churches set aside money to send their pastor to this event, knowing that the spiritual rest their pastor gains benefits the church.


Scholarships of up to $500 are available through the Minister’s Assistance and Enrichment Fund.  Requests for assistance may be made to the Executive Director of the NACCC no later than 30 days before the date of the Convocation.

Grants are also available for registration and travel expenses to attend the NACCC Convocation from the Rev. Howard Conn Endowment.  To apply complete the Application Form on or before April 1st.


17 (Monday) 4:00 pm - 20 (Thursday) 1:00 pm



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