Celebration 2018 F.A.Q.

Are Evening Services open to all? 

Absolutely!  Area churches are encouraged to come to evening services -- no cost.  Open to all!

Do I need to register by a certain date?

Hotels have cut offs beginning 3/19!  Please register for Celebration and secure your hotel to be insured a hotel room!

Be sure to register by 4/12 to be guaranteed meals.  4/12 is also the last day to register online.  Please assist our team by registering early online.  Thank you!

What’s a delegate?

In the Pacific Southwest Conference, the PSWC Annual Meeting is the highest constituted authority.  It’s each member church’s privilege to participate in the PSWC Annual Meeting through Delegates. (Voice and vote.)  Churches who are not yet ECC member churches may send Advisory Delegates. (Voice, no vote.)   All other attendees get to sit closer to the snack tables.

How many delegates may our church send?

ECC Member congregations shall be entitled to representation as follows:

  • congregations up to 99 members, two delegates;
  • congregations with 100 to 224 members, three delegates;
  • congregations with 225 to 449 members, four delegates;
  • congregations with 450 to 699 members, five delegates;
  • congregations with 700 to 999 members, six delegates; plus one delegate for each additional 400 members beyond 1000

Churches who are not yet ECC Member congregations may send 2 advisory delegates.

How does a church authorize delegates?

Churches authorize delegates by completing a delegate credential form specific to your church.  You'll find forms here: http://bit.ly/celdel18  Thanks for completing and returning your form by 3/21/18 (or shortly thereafter.)   Questions regarding credential forms may be sent to delegate@pswc.org.

Can a pastor be a delegate?

Yes, pastors or any "church member" may serve as  delegates.  (Non-delegate pastors who are in good standing with the PSWC Ministerial Association may register as advisory delegates.)

Are there publicity brochures?

We steward dollars received from churches with great care.  We skip printed brochures to save money and staff time.  Please forward this web link to delegates from your church who need publicity.

Can my friend or spouse attend the Ministerial Association Gathering?

Absolutely!  We would love to have them join you.  Please register them.

Are meals available for individual purchase?

Thanks for asking! 

If you are attending any portion of the Ministerial Association Gathering or Everyone Gathering, we ask you register for the whole event. If you are in a situation of financial hardship, or need meals for minors accompanying you, please write anita.eyer@pswc.org

Is financial aid available?

We desire that every church be represented!  If finances make it extra challenging to participate, please let us know your need.  Modest travel assistance is available for pastors and leaders who will benefit from this.  Email: anita.eyer@pswc.org.

Is free Guest Housing available?

We are so grateful to the many families at Modesto Covenant Church (and other churches), who have graciously opened their homes to Celebration guests.  Please see GUEST HOUSING.

Are refunds available?

Yes!  Refunds will be processed post-event and will include a small processing fee.  Email: anita.eyer@pswc.org. Thanks! 

To whom may I send a question?

Please write to anita.eyer@pswc.org with registration questions.  Questions regarding  "credential forms" for the Annual Meeting may be directed to delegate.credential@pswc.org.  Thanks!