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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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March 29, 2011

Going Deeper by Going Away

Mount Meeker

For years, retreating, going away from our daily lives to renew, recharge, and re-enter, have been a regular part of our lives.  Our Presbyterian Camp and Conference Centers provide spiritual places to re-encounter our faith, to recharge our souls, and come back as more empowered followers of Christ.  

Rev. Kevin Witt, Director, Office of Camp and Retreat Ministries at the General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, has written a wonderful paper examining and explaining the continued imporance of retreat today.  

I hope this article energizes you and encourages you in your ministry.  In these busier and busier times, time and space to retreat is more important than ever, even if we find it harder and harder to "find" the time! It's time well spent.

Going Deeper By Going Away

October 11, 2010


Oh the joy of living with passion! It’s infectious. On a recent Southwest flight from Chicago to Louisville, the plane departed 20 minutes late, it was 10:30 PM already and passengers were tired and ready to be finished traveling. The...

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August 2, 2010

Congregations Living and Teaching what we do each summer day

I continue to be amazed by the intentionality of the summer long Eco-Steward interns (shown here with other members of the week long Eco-Steward program in May 2010) and the blogs they are keeping about the ministry they are encountering....

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July 30, 2010

Where are they now? Or Where Will They Be THEN?

As many of you are probably not aware, the 219th General Assembly, in their great wisdom, reinstated the office of Collegiate Ministry at GAMC - an office that was merged with Young Adult last year. (I'm not a fan of...

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July 27, 2010

Right On! Triennium 2010

Sitting in Worship last week at Triennium I was inspired by the 5000 Presbyterian Youth signing as one, cheering, engaging, and being a part of worship. Was it your traditional worship? No. It was definitely Presbyterian with order of worship,...

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