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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 12, 2011

10-A Passes...What do I need to know?

10-A, the amendment to the Book of Order's ordination requirement removing the 'fidelity and chastity' requirements, has been approved by enough Presbyteries to pass.  This happened on Tuesday May 11, 2011.

The following links will help you learn more about the change and what it means for the church.  It won't impact how you conduct your camp and conference center, but you may have staff, participants, summer staff or campers asking and these links should help you form an accurate response.

Download 2011 FAQs on Amendment 10-A

Presbyterian News Service Article - 10-A

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