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.
I don't know that I have thought of it in such a way before - but Kitty Ufford-Chase, co-Director of Stony Point Center in NY, words it so well. Hospitality is truly a form of non-violence and peacemaking. Hosting storm victims has transformed their, and my understanding of what it is to have places of hospitality available. What a blessing to the PCUSA and everyone who experiences our Centers.