Brian Frick is the Associate for Camp and Conferences Ministries with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He has been involved in camp and conference ministry since high school. For the past ten years, Brian has served as program director of Johnsonburg Center in New Jersey, Westminster Woods in California, and Heartland Center in Missouri.
Camp and conference ministry compliments and partners with other ministry aspects of our church to foster faith development and reflection. As our communities and our church changes, our ministries need to grow and adapt with creative and emergent programming and leadership to meet new realities.
These blogs entries, though varied, are intended to spur thought and conversation around the opportunities and challenges before us.
As our summer staff begin to arrive, I believe we have an obligation not only to mentor them as they share their faith and keep campers safe and excited, but also to share future opportunities with them to continue to follow God's call in their lives. We can also share these opportunities with our pastors and church leaders who are invested in summer camp as well as those staff and alumni enrolled in, or considering a seminary education.
Here is a new Certificate in Environmental Ministries you might share.
McCormick Offers Certificate in Environmental Ministry and Leadership
CHICAGO—Beginning in August
of 2010, McCormick Theological Seminary will be offering the Certificate in Environmental
Ministry and Leadership in partnership with Faith in Place (www.faithinplace.org),
a Chicago-based organization educating faith communities about clean energy and
About Faith in Place