Questions on CAFO2021 & COVID

When we gather for CAFO2021 in September, Lord willing,
we will experience WITH face-to-face.

God with us.

Us with one another.

God’s people with those in need.

Following a year defined by separation and distance — we find ourselves longing for this togetherness.  Lauding the God who is with His people.  Taking joy in being with one another again.  Giving, receiving and learning how to most fully be with the hurting in ways that effectively heal and wisely restore.

That will be a precious WITH indeed.

September 15-17, 2021

Vineyard Cincinnati Church, OH


Early Bird Registration

Now - March 31, 2021

General: $190
CAFO Members: $140
Groups: $180
Group CAFO Members: $130

General Registration

April 1 - July 31, 2021

General: $215
CAFO Members: $165
Groups: $205
Group CAFO Members: $155

Late Registration

After August 1, 2021

General: $250
CAFO Members: $200
Groups: $240
Group CAFO Members: $190

Virtual Registration

Join us online!

Virtual Package Only: $75
Virtual + Audio Bundle: $174

We’re looking for amazing CAFO2021 Volunteers, apply here!

Monday - Wednesday, September 13-15

Pre-Summit Intensive Sessions

For the complete CAFO Summit experience, join early for a pre-conference Intensive Session. These interactive sessions are designed to help you dig deep with experts in the field.

Wednesday - Friday, September 15-17

Summit Schedule

Get a first look at the CAFO2021 content and build your experience…and keep checking back as more content & opportunities are added!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join CAFO2021 Virtually?

Yes! See the CAFO2021 Virtual Package available here.

If you’d choose to transfer your in-person registration to virtual, you can email us at and we’ll let you know how to do that.

Virtual rates and packages are only available for individuals, no group rates or discounts.

Should I register if I am still uncertain about gatherings and travel?

You can register now with the peace of mind that if cancellation is needed for any reason, a full refund will be available to you up until August 1st. Refund requested after August 1st or non-attendance will not be refunded.

I registered for CAFO2020 and was given a discounted registration to CAFO2021 -- can I apply that now?

Yes!  If you had a CAFO2020 registration, your revised 2020 package included ½ off the CAFO2021 Summit.  You will receive a code via email to use when you register.  If you have not received that code by March 1, 2021, please email

Can I get an invitation letter to assist with my international travel?

The global COVID pandemic has made international travel very difficult and limited for any global leaders hoping to travel to Collaborate and/or CAFO2021 Summit in September 2021:

  1. Only global leaders with current active US visitor visas are eligible for travel to the US right now.
  2. US Embassies are not processing visitor visas and have not made any statements as to when they will resume normal processing.
  3. Travel from (and transit through) over 30 countries is prohibited from entry into the US by Presidential Proclamations.
  4. The CDC’s guidelines for any travelers is to quarantine for 7 to 10 days and test AFTER entry into the US.

As a result of all of this, CAFO is not offering any invitation letters for global guests this year. Also, CAFO is not offering housing assistance/hosting for any global guests this year.

For more details, click here.

What precautions are you taking regarding COVID-19 at this event?

The safety and health of everyone at CAFO2021 is a top priority. 

At present, we remain confident that we are in store for a wonderful time WITH each other in September!  We’ve learned nothing can replace the treasure of being together in person…and we truly can’t wait. 

CAFO continues to closely monitor the status of COVID along with state and CDC guidelines.  We are working with our tremendous host church and local officials to take all measures needed to minimize any risks.

While situations continue to evolve, we anticipate that on-site at the Summit: 

  • We will encourage all participants to understand and seriously consider all current CDC recommendations.  Currently, the CDC guidelines recommend that all people wear masks indoors in regions with high transmission, which includes Cincinnati.
  • We will ask all participants to fully comply with local mandates.

We plan to take temperatures of guests and brief symptom surveys upon check-in, along with other safeguards. 

In all of this, we encourage all CAFO2021 participants to apply common sense measures:  stay home if you don’t feel well, wash hands frequently, and consult with your health care provider with any questions. 

Each of us today have unique situations and feelings about these matters.  In the CAFO community, there is much grace and understanding for all.  While we would love for all of us to be together for CAFO2021, each must proceed based on their own sense of wisdom and comfort levels.  Our deepest desire is to see you thriving in body, mind and spirit, rooted deep in the love of God. 

 For those unable to join in person, the virtual package is available.  You can now secure your registration, charge up your laptop, and enjoy a window into CAFO2021 from your home. 

Whatever the future holds, we are confident in the One who holds it…and we look forward with joy to experiencing it with you!

Updated August 16, 2021

Are children allowed to attend?

We ask that children (excluding infants) under the age of 13 not attend unless with parental supervision.  The program is not designed for young children.  Mature youth with a heart and vision for ministry may register at the special student rate.  Due to factors related to space limitations and health safety precautions, there will be no KIDS Summit this year.

Are meals included in my registration?

Lunch on Thursday, September 16th is included in your registration. Lunch is also included for most pre-summit intensives. (The notes for each intensive describe what is included).  Please enjoy plenty of local dining out options during the dinner break!  No dinner will be available on-site this year.

Will space be limited at CAFO2021?

Yes.  Once the number of available registrations have been filled, we will need to cut off registration.  If you hope to come, please do not wait to register.   You can register now with the peace of mind that if cancellation is needed for any reason, a full refund will be available to you up until August 1st.

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