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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.

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September 18, 2012

Learnings from Others Failures

Why Church Plants Fail

Church PlantCredit where credit is due...I found this article in a post in the PCUSA Faith blog - you can read that blog here.
But as I read it, I wondered if we in camp and conference ministry could learn from it.
OK.  We are not doing camp and conference center planting (though I constantly let people know I am up for planting a camp in Hawaii as we don't have one....yet!)  But we are in the midst of transforming and being transformed.
How we approach that transformation is essential for us to be successful.
Read this blog.
Let me know what you think.
How does Prayer and scripture influence your "futuring" and growth?
Are you mired in the numbers and economics?  (In tough times we gravitate to "the bottom line" because we can all understand numbers but it is much harder to understand and act on ministry priorities and objectives.)
How can you build a team that will lead you into a fruitful future?
Can you?
I'd love to know what thoughts this sparked for you.

Tags: camp, church growth, conference, ministry, pcusa, presbyterian, transformation


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