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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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May 30, 2009


 Welcome to the Camp and Conference Ministry Blog!  In this blog I hope to inspire thought and lift up the great benefits of our centers and the actions I see and hear about at our Presbyterian sites.  There are so many good people doing such good work (and working such long hours to do it) because they are responding to Jesus' call to action with a loud “Here I am Lord”.
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Of course that evokes the song of the same name – “Here I am Lord.  Is it I Lord?  I have heard you calling in the night.  I will go Lord, if you need me.  I will hold your people in my heart.”

God is calling.  Are we listening is always the question.  I am a true believer that we are listening in the best way we can.  We need to keep listening and sometimes to listen, we need to ask tough questions, and not be afraid of the answers.

I hope my thoughts inspire further thoughts and discussions – even if they are counter to what I write.  (Especially if they are counter!)  We all have a part to play in God’s plan and each of us are called differently.

So freely join in the discussion!