This year’s conference will focus on Chaplain CORE: Character, Code (Values), and Competence. Whether you’re a military or civilian chaplain, this conference is designed to equip and empower you. Together, we will discover how to strengthen our character, live out our values, and enhance our professional competence through practical keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and engaging discussions with other chaplains and IMF members. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with fellow chaplains, gain valuable insights, and take your ministry to the next level. We are extending invitations for your spouse and/or a guest.
This year’s Highlights & Opportunities:
-Variety of Lodging Options
-Shuttle Bus Service
-Female Chaplain Breakfast
-Three lunches PLUS a special cook out included with registration
-Optional 30 min One-on-One Coaching Sessions
-Small Group Sessions, & more!
Columbia International University
7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 29203, USA
July 15-19, 2024
This partnership entitles IMF members to receive a renewable annual scholarship upon verified association with IMF. In addition, the partnership entitles qualified CIU faculty, staff, seniors, and graduates to a 25% reduced application fee when applying for ecclesiastical credentialing through IMF!
This is a brief overview of the conference schedule and is subject to change.
What sets our conference location apart this year is the wide range of lodging options available for your stay in Columbia, South Carolina. We are excited to provide a diverse selection that will cater to your specific preferences during the conference.
This lodging option is the most convenient option as it is right at Columbia International University. CIU dorm rooms come furnished with classic dorm amenities, including a comfortable twin bed and a desk for your convenience. Plus, don’t forget to start your day right with a complimentary breakfast.
Choose one of the two dorming options:
Single Occupancy Room: For those who prefer their own space, we offer the Single Occupancy Room at $61 per night. If you plan to stay for the entire conference from Monday to Thursday (4 nights), the total cost is $244.
Double Occupancy Room: If you’re looking to share a room with a friend or colleague, the Double Occupancy Room is available at $45 per night. For the 4-night stay from Monday to Thursday, the total cost is $180 per person.
Whichever room you choose, enjoy the added benefit of a complimentary breakfast to energize you for your day ahead.
*Be sure to select this option on the CTE24 Registration Form to secure your on-campus lodging request and payment.
The Nearby Off Campus Hotel is located at DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia 2100 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
A shuttle bus service is available to take you back and forth between the DoubleTree Hotel and CIU throughout the week for a small fee (on the CTE24 registration form). Please be sure to book your hotel by 6/4/2024. If you have any questions related to the hotel bookings directly you can contact Kenneth Roberts at 803-744-0132 or 803-731-0300.
If you have chosen to book your stay at the primary hotel at the DoubleTree by Hilton, you can make your reservation using one of two methods:
1. By utilizing the booking link here: https://hil.tn/fo0k31
2. By calling Central Reservations at 1-866-247-3572 and referencing group code: CDT90M
* If you choose this lodging option, you are responsible for booking your hotel stay separate from the CTE24 Registration.
If you’re thinking about Airbnb, campgrounds, or similar options, here are some suggestions to consider:
Browse the AirBNB or VRBO website or app to search for available rentals near Columbia International University as a lodging option for the duration of the conference.
Sesquicentennial State Park – 9564 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 (12.7 miles from CIU)
Broad River Campground & RV Park – South Carolina – 16842 SC-215, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (14.3 miles from CIU)
Woodsmoke Family Campground – 11302 Broad River Rd, Irmo, SC 29063 (18.2 miles from CIU)
* If you choose this lodging option, you are responsible for booking your campsite or AirBnb stay separate from the CTE24 Registration.
The ordination service is a time of celebration for all during the conference! If you would like to participate in this year’s ordination service as an ordination candidate, you will need to confirm your eligibility through IMF. You can do so by emailing Josh at email@example.com
We are looking for organizations, ministries, and exhibitors for the conference!
Here’s what the Chaplain Training Event offers as a vendor:
-Direct access to chaplains, spiritual care providers, and religious organizations
-Networking opportunities with potential clients and partners in the chaplaincy field
-Increased brand visibility and recognition within the chaplaincy community
-Platform to showcase and promote your products/services tailored to chaplains’ needs
-Opportunity to contribute to the professional development of chaplains and attendees
We are looking for Sponsors throughout the conference!
Sponsor an aspect of the conference to get your organization, ministry, or exhibition in front of our conference attendees. This is a great option if your organization or ministry is unable to be physically available during the conference. This is also open to anyone who wants to help support an aspect of the conference!
Various sponsorship opportunities include: Sponsoring a coffee break, cookie break, bagel break, lunches, female chaplain breakfast, attendee lanyards, closing night BBQ, and other advertisement opportunities in our program and slideshows.
Here’s what the Chaplain Training Event offers for sponsors:
-High visibility and exposure to a captive audience of chaplains and spiritual care providers
-Opportunity to showcase your brand, products, or services to a targeted demographic
-Networking opportunities with influential professionals in the chaplaincy field
-Recognition as a supporter of spiritual care and professional development
-Customizable sponsorship packages to meet your marketing goals
Chaplain Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agencies may require their endorsed Chaplains and Chaplain Candidates to attend an annual endorser-led training event. International Ministerial Fellowship (IMF) is one such agency. Stay tuned for access to the Commander’s Letter. As for Civilian Chaplains, a Supervisor’s Letter will be released as well.
Please follow the provided buttons to conveniently view and download the Commander and Supervisor Letters digitally.