Upcoming Events

February 25 - March 1, 2019
Maintenance Connection

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
11:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Are you looking to add another tool to your camp and conference ministry toolbox? The Maintenance Connection is designed to do just that. This annual event will be held on February 25 - March 1 at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, OR (about 22 miles east of Portland). This unique conference is intended for Camp Directors, Managers, Maintenance Staff, and all those who are responsible for the upkeep and repair of Christian camps and conference centers throughout North America. Our time together will feature opportunities for fellowship, worship, visits to other sites, and learning from professionals and each other.

You can learn more about this event (and register) by checking out the program brochure.

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March 10-13, 2019
Compass Points :: Biblical and Theological Foundations

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
1:00 pm
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

What makes our church camps so uniquely wonderful and sets us apart from other camping organizations is our firm foundation in our beliefs as Christians. This course will enable participants to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their understanding of our biblical and theological roots as the core value for all that we do in our outdoor ministry settings. This course will be held at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA) and will be taught by seminary faculty, Martha Moore-Keish and Brennan Breed. You can learn more about this program by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org.

March 13-16, 2019
Compass Points :: Program Design and Implementation

Event date:
5:00 pm
Event End Date:
1:30 pm
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

Program is the most important facet of outdoor ministry. From determining the need for a program to evaluating the final product, today’s camp and retreat leaders need to be knowledgeable in how programs are designed and implemented. This course will focus on an overview of human growth and development in relation to outdoor ministry, and will look at program models and how they serve as an extension of a ministry’s mission statement. Participants will also study how our summer programs can be part of a year-round ministry. The course will be held at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA) and will be taught by seminary faculty, Dr. Kathy Dawson and Joel Winchip. You can learn more about this program (and register) by going to www.compasspointsprogram.org

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May 13-17, 2019
Interim Executive Director Training Event

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

This event will be held at Briarwood Retreat Center (Argyle, TX) on May 13-17. The time-tested best practices of interim ministry will be presented within the unique context of outdoor ministry organizations. Included in the course content will be core philosophies of interim ministry, process tasks of the interim executive director, and the organizational development tasks of coming to terms with history, identity, vision, and future leadership. The intentionally small group size will provide opportunities for interactive discussion and learning. This event is offered by Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in cooperation with their Outdoor Ministries Connection partners (which includes PCCCA). You can learn more about this event (and register) by going to the program brochure.

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November 10-14, 2019
OMC Great Gathering - RelationSHIFT

Event date:
12:00 am
Event End Date:
12:00 am
Capacity:
Unlimited
Registered:
0
Individual Price:
Free

The Outdoor Ministries Connection is offering the Great Gathering which will bring together all of the denominations for a huge joint conference. The event will be held at Lake Junaluska, the Methodist conference and retreat center in Lake Junaluska, NC. The theme of the conference is RelationSHIFT. As our society and churches shift around us, Outdoor Ministries must find new ways to collaborate in our nurture of fellow disciples on their journeys. We are excited to have PCCCA as a part of the largest ecumenical gathering of outdoor ministry leaders in history. While there will be much to learn from the other denominations, there will still be time for the PCCCA family to gather within this event. Elise Bates Russell of Johnsonburg and Clayton Rascoe of Massanetta Springs are the PCCCA representatives to the joint planning team. You can learn more about this event by going to omcgreatgathering.org.

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