Central Conference Ministerial Association (CCMA)

The Central Conference Ministerial Association (CCMA) is part of the Ministerium of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Membership in this Ministerial Association consists of all ministers residing within the boundaries of the Central Conference who have standing according to the rules and regulations of the Board of the Ordered Ministry of the ECC.

Fall Retreat

All Central Conference ministers are invited to the Fall Minister’s Retreat, Monday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 3beginning with dinner on Monday and running through Worship, Communion and breakfast on Wednesday. Our hosting location is Covenant Harbor Camp and Retreat Center in Lake Geneva, WI.

  • The retreat is for ALL ministers in Covenant Churches – not just Lead Pastors.
  • The retreat is not just for the married, it is for ALL ministers. Spouses are invited but not required; single ministers, this is NOT a “Marriage Enrichment” retreat, but a spiritual retreat. Your presence is warmly desired!
  •  The retreat is a chance to build and nourish our relationships with one another as partners in Covenant ministry.
  • The retreat is a response to Jesus’ invitation, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.”
  • The retreat is planned with a variety of flexible options – the whole retreat or Tuesday only; rooming with a spouse or with one or with two roommates; staying at Geneva Bay Center or in other camp housing, or commuting.

We’re excited about our presenters this year:

  • Rev. Lance Davis, Executive Minister of Develop Leaders / Ordered Ministry (Monday Evening Worship)
  • Rev. Diana Shiflett, pastor of spiritual formation at Naperville Covenant Church and author of the forthcoming book “Spiritual Practices in Community” (IVP) (Tuesday morning and evening)
  • Rev. Dominique Gilliard, ECC Director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation (Tuesday afternoon)
  • Rev. Danny Martinez, Superintendent of the Central Conference (Wednesday Morning Worship and Holy Communion)
  • We will have Spiritual Directors with us on Tuesday for those who would like to avail themselves of this important ministry. You will be able to schedule Spiritual Direction upon your arrival at the retreat.

More information on the retreat may be found in the downloadable brochure.

To register for the event:

You may download the registration form and submit to Covenant Harbor Bible Camp and Retreat Center.

We are also offering online registration as an option for the retreat this year and hope that many pastors will register that way.

  • Online payment offers options of paying with a credit card online or mailing us a check.
  • Pastors can register online by clicking on the blue “Register” button at the top left of Covenant Harbor’s website or by clicking on the following direct link:  https://covenantharbor.campbrainregistration.com
  • The retreat is part of Covenant Harbor’s Fall 2018 season.
  • If you have questions or difficulties related to registration to contact Covenant Harbor at camp@covenantharbor.org or 262-248-3600 ext. 327.

Note: participants only need to register one way, i.e. either online or on paper and do NOT need to do both.