THE CCA RETREAT IS HERE! | June 3 - 5, 2024 | Fishers, IN

Registration Is Just $150 For ALL 3 Days!

(Includes coffee, snacks, day 1 dinner and day 2 lunch!)

Join fellow Christian comedy performers as we come together to build our faith, enjoy fellowship, and encourage one another!

2024 RETREAT REGISTRATION!!

This Year's Theme: SENT

How would you live differently if you saw yourself as as having been sent by Jesus? How different of a perspective would you have when walking into an open mic or comedy club if it wasn’t just about comedy? What if it was about who God called you to be and the impact He wants to make through you?

Maybe your career has been about getting laughs, getting paid, or getting ahead. These things are great, and that’s a big part of what makes a successful comedy career. What if we truly began to see ourselves not as comedians, but as ambassadors for Christ Himself.

Ambassador Definition:

am·bas·sa·dor /amˈbasədər/
noun: An accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.

It’s time that we as Christian comedians get to see ourselves as accredited diplomats for Christ. This year at the CCA we are encouraging each other to see each of us as ambassadors sent by Christ to represent Him to the world, not just as another comedian taking the stage.

"CCA is like

Built-in Family..."

Bob Smiley

27-Year Career Comedian

"God Brought CCA Into My Life!"

Janice Rigel

1st Time Attendee CCA Connect

Ready to Sign Up?

What is a CCA Retreat Like?

Faith.

As comedians who are Christians, Jesus is the object of our faith. We want to center everything we do in our lives and our careers around Him.

James 1:17 tells us that every gift is from God. The Bible encourages Christians to be “faithful stewards” of our God-given gifts; and that includes humor!

Fellowship.

We can all experience fellowship with other believers in our local churches and community.
The CCA offers a unique and special opportunity to meet and connect with followers of Christ who are also gifted in the art and craft of comedy.
It’s an opportunity to connect with other comedy writers and performers who are also serious about their relationship with God.

Encouragement.

Hebrews 10:24 says: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another..."

We are committed to building a strong culture of mutual encouragement in our community of “funny people.”

What To Expect At CCA Connect

"Most Veteran Comedians Come To CCA To Give"

Robert G. Lee

36-Year Career Comedian

  • Time worshipping with fellow believers

  • Powerful speaker sessions from veteran comedians from our CCA community

  • Network with a true community of support

  • Fun! Fun! More fun!!!

  • Share meals together and build relationships

  • Be challenged and encouraged to integrate your comedy and your faith!

Special Guest Speaker!

HEATHER HOLLEMAN

I write books, teach advanced writing at Penn State, and speak regularly to encourage audiences to connect deeply with Jesus and one another.

I’m an associate teaching professor and my students call me a “walking exclamation point.” I’m probably most known for my love of Ephesians 2:6 and what it means to be seated with Christ. I also started a daily blog in 2010 and have only missed two days of blogging in over a decade.

When I’m not writing, teaching, or speaking, I’m growing a plum orchard, looking for turtles in the woods, or gathering with friends for dinner and a movie.

Schedule Of Fun!

MONDAY

12:00P - REGISTRATION

1:00P - 5:30P SESSIONS

6:00P -DINNER (Included)

TUESDAY

9:30A - Coffee/Hangout

10:00A - Sessions

12:00P Lunch (Included)

1:00P - 5:30P - Sessions

5:30P - Dinner (On your own)

WEDNESDAY

8:30A - Coffee/Hangout

9:00A - Morning Sessions

12:00P Closing

The CCA Story

"Just 5 Weeks in Comedy CCA Was Perfect!"

Matt Brauning

First Year in Comedy

"Place for All Kinds of

Performers to Connect"

David Pendleton

CCA Executive Director

How The CCA Came Together

Comedians often work alone when on the road, and only occasionally intersect with each other. Performing clean comedy as a Christian can feel a little lonely at times, like there’s not a lot of us out there. But as it turns out, there are more of us than we imagined.

Our first informal gathering was held more than 20 years ago at “The Funny Farm,” a small ranch in Tennessee owned by comedian Chonda Pierce. The sentiment at the end of the gathering was that we should do this again! We knew that there were other comedians and performers out there who would love to connect through faith, fellowship, and encouragement.

The CCA evolved from several groups, friendships and late-night discussions from comics across the nation who found themselves drawn to one another to discuss our craft, mission, and need for accountability and fellowship. “Each one should use whatever gift he or she as received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (I Peter 4:10)

Today the Christian Comedy Association is a strong group of men and women of faith who come together each year to learn, grow, and encourage one another. There are no annual dues for membership, and the retreat is something we all look forward to every single year. Come on over and find out what all the fuss is about!

Location & Nearby Hotels

Event Venue | Onward Church

13095 Publishers Drive | Fishers, IN 46038

Nearby Hotels

(These are only suggestions, based on their location, not rate - Feel free to book wherever you want)

Hampton Inn

11575 Commercial Dr

Fishers, IN, 46038

Comfort Inn & Suites

9780 North by Northeast Blvd

Fishers, IN, 46037

Hilton Garden Inn

9785 North by Northeast Blvd Fishers, IN 46037

Holiday Inn Express

9791 North By Northeast Blvd

Fishers, IN, 46037

We would encourage you to check out Air BNB too! Rent a whole house with some CCA friends together!

Have Questions?

Thinking about this year's retreat but have some questions, we are here for you!

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Want to Volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer for this year's retreat, email Michelle below!

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