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.
Camp ministry touches so many aspects of our church life and leadership development. From scriptural studies, to evangelism, to development of strong, grounded leaders - our camping programs have something to offer our church today - not just 50 years ago. How can we best interface with this resource? Can we find ways for our 140 PCUSA centers to be catalysts for change? Partners for the new landscape of Church? Check our this article. "Beyond Kum-ba-ya" from the Presbyterian Church in Canada's "Presbyterian Record" http://presbyterianrecord.ca/2012/03/01/beyond-kum-ba-yah/?t=Beyond+Kum+Ba+Yah