On March 6-9, the Coordinating Council for the Compass Points Certificate Program met at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA). This meeting brought together representatives from the four outdoor ministry associations (PCCCA, UMCRM, LOM, and OMA-UCC) that share this program. The Council's gathering featured very productive meetings with the President and the Associate Director of Admissions of Columbia Theological Seminary. The Council's work included bringing on new members of our committee, the evaluation of previous classes, scheduling of upcoming courses, lining up new faculty for these classes, and setting up the capstone process for the fall (we could have as many as 11 people graduate in November!). The Council is excited about the future of Compass Points and we hope you will help us spread the word about the program. There will not be classes offered this fall (so they will not conflict with the OMC Great Gathering), but will start back in March of 2020. Please go to www.compasspointsprogram.org to learn more about the overall program.
PCCCA has websites that help potential retreat groups, summer staff, and summer campers find your ministry. While all of our camps appear on the websites, PCCCA members receive priority listings which include pictures and appear at the top of search results. Have you made updates to your listings? If you haven't already done so, please go to the links below to access your login for each website.
We now have 34 member discounts! As a part of the benefits you receive through membership, PCCCA offers these special discounts on different products and services related to camps and conference centers. Utilizing two or more of these company discounts could save you more money than you pay in membership dues. You can check out the list by going to the PCCCA website. If you are a current PCCCA member, we hope you will login to the Resources page on the PCCCA website and utilize these discounts for your ministry. If you are not yet a member, you can join or renew at www.pccca.net/membership.
For most of our camps and conference centers, their PCCCA membership expired on January 1. Now would be a great time to join or renew your PCCCA membership. You have the option of joining for one year or saving some money by paying for two years. Please keep in mind that PCCCA membership now lasts one (or two) years beyond your renewal date and does not follow the calendar year. If you are a smaller camp, keep in mind that there is a new discounted rate for membership. You can join using a check or credit card by going to www.pccca.net/membership.