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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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July 14, 2010

Triennium is here in a BIG WAY!

As of the last update I received last week we were above 4,700 youth coming to Triennium and growing!  With a prediction of 3,000 that is fantastic news!  Our youth are engaged and desiring to meet together with other Presbyterians. 

I will be there representing the PCUSA Camp and Conference centers and we have a fun booth set up with video area, picture area, campfire, guitar, tent and other things.  Hope to be able to capture the excitement youth have for camping as well as show them a fun time!  Lauren Mathews of Montreat will be there as well so we are going to have a blast.

My question to you all is - what can we be doing to support youth and youth ministry for Presbyterians?  How can we be tools of outreach and evangelism for this age group?  What are we doing to equip youth and young adults?  How are we letting people know that?

But most importantly, what can I be doing/sharing at Triennium that will make a difference both for our centers and for the youth attending Triennium?

It starts next Monday and goes throughout the week.  I will be checking the blog and hope to be able to provide updates.

July 14, 2010

Creativity deficiency

OK. So I've talked about a lot of needs in the world - nature deficit disorder, getting rid of silos, integration with other ministries, supporting your young adults etc. But here is one that is so obvious when you think...

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June 28, 2010

Free Research from PCUSA Research Services!

I'm excited to share news I have learned about our PCUSA's research services area. Of course they produce the Presbyterian Panel (new one for Camp and Conferences planned for this year so maybe something to share at PCCCA Annual!) But...

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June 25, 2010

Special Camps for Special People

Maybe you are already doing it but one of the scariest, but most rewarding weeks of my life was leading Friendship Camp at Westminster Woods. It was my first contact with Developmentally Disable adults in a caretaker role, and not...

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June 23, 2010

Hymn and Suggestion from Camp Supporters

I am so thankful for those who continue to support our ministry year after year. It had a huge impact on their lives and their continued involvement needs to be lifted up. You all have long time supporters, I hope...

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