FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register?

Check out our registration page here. Or, you can contact us at youngclergycon@gmail.com.

What is the theme?

Embodied faith is this year’s theme. We will have a special focus on environment and creation care with Fr. Richard Rohr, but also workshops on spiritual practice, hospitality, and how to be involved in the wider Nazarene denomination.

Where is the location?

Most of the sessions Monday and Tuesday will take place at the Cole Community Center behind OKC First Church at 4400 NW Expressway, OKC, OK 73116.

Who is behind Young Clergy Conference?

This Nazarene Life and The 2 Windows Project have teamed up to make this happen.

How young is young?

We define young as 40(ish) or under, but we’re not asking you when your birthday is. We trust your better judgement.

How clergy is clergy?

We’d say anyone who holds at least a local licence or is currently a ministry major is considered clergy. Do you have a call to ministry? Come on over!

I’m a Young ______ pastor, can I attend Young Clergy Conference?

Yes, however, much of the content and breakout sessions are focused on Church of the Nazarene-related topics. Clergy from similar denominations may find some of the content helpful. That being said, the Sunday night discussion panel is open to the public and is a great opportunity for anyone to hear from Fr. Rohr.

I’m an old(er) Nazarene pastor, can I attend Young Clergy Conference?

The Sunday night discussion panel is open to the public. The rest of the sessions and workshops are designed to be safe spaces for young pastors to be open and honest. YCC is meant to be targeted, but not exclusionary. If you are an advocate and supporter of young pastors, we’re very open to having older mentors/volunteers at the conference. If you are a supporter of young Nazarene clergy and you are interested in helping/volunteering, register for regular registration and shoot us an email to let us know you’re coming at youngclergycon@gmail.com.

I’d love to volunteer! How do I sign up?

Anyone can “sign up” to volunteer by purchasing a Volunteer Registration (rather than a regular conference registration here). You’ll be required to work for 6 hours over the course of the 3 days and come at 4pm Sunday evening for a special volunteer orientation. But, hey, your registration is super cheap and you get a free t-shirt!

I have an accomodation question.

We’re offering Nazarene clergy under 40 the opportunity to stay with local Nazarenes in airbnb-style accommodations. In other words, purchasing a Local Accommodation Pass will guarantee you a bed, couch, or air mattress for the two nights of the conference: March 26th and 27th.  These Local Accommodation Passes are available on a first come, first served basis Here (click “Tickets”). More questions? Email Allie, our Accommodations Director at afalkner@bethanynaz.org.