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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.

These blogs entries, though varied, are intended to spur thought and conversation around the opportunities and challenges before us.

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January 28, 2013

Young Adults Grant Available From the National Council of Churches

The New Fire Task Force, in partnership with the Ecumenical Young Adult Ministries Team (EYAMT),invites and encourages young adults to apply for seed grants in the amount of up to $500 to support local ecumenical young adult-initiated projects.

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December 5, 2011

Hire Heros - Tax Incentive Bill

The VOW to Hire Heroes Act (included in H.R. 674) was signed into law on November 21, 2011. 

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November 14, 2011

Do you know who you are?

Are you here for teaching/sharing peace and justice?  Evangelism?  Care of Creation?  Mission practices?  Youth leadership?  Or??

If you don’t know they don’t know.

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November 2, 2011

Featuring our Staff

Our kitchen staff is often seen as behind the scenes but when we really look at it, they are some of our frontline greeters and ambassadors for our program.  When respected and given the support they need, they go along way in delivering the welcoming Christian hospitality we are known for in camp and conference ministries.

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October 13, 2011

Deepening PDA Partnerships with FEMA and AmeriCorps

Great possibilities of expanded ministry partnerships to help care for survivors and responders during disasters.

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October 11, 2011

Eco-Sustainability Conference 2011

Leaders gathering for healthier and more ecologically sustainable camp and conference ministries.

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September 27, 2011

If a Tree Falls in the Woods...

Does being green only matter if someone is there to see it?  If ourwater is dripping, we leave the lights on, and throw out recycling and no one sees it, does it matter?
Of course it does.

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September 20, 2011

Exciting Leadership at PCCCA Camp/Conf Leader Event

PCCCA has an excellent event planned for leaders in Camp and Conference ministry and I encourage you all to attend.  Visit for more information. 

Here's a video teaser.

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September 9, 2011

Retreat Funding Opportunity through Theology and Worship

Small grants available now for Communities of Theological reflection - can help fund their retreats.

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July 28, 2011

Breaking Through

Honest conversations about the future are essential, but sometimes tough to start and changed with emotions.

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