On May 7-10, the Presbyterian Mission Agency brought together ministries for the Christian Formation Covenant Partner Gathering at Stony Point Center, our PCCCA member site in Stony Point, NY. The denomination asked PCCCA, the Presbyterian Youth Workers Association, UKirk Campus Ministries, the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, and the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network to take part in a discussion on how these affinity groups could partner with each other and how they could better partner with the Presbyterian Mission Agency. It was a fruitful meeting and some exciting collaborations will hopefully be coming together in the next couple years. Please click on the links above so you might learn more about PCCCA’s covenant partners.
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.
The Presbyterian Panel of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has released survey results related to Spiritual Growth Experiences and Church Retreats. A representative sample of nearly 4,000 Presbyterians (members, ruling elders, pastors, and specialized clergy) serve on the Presbyterian Panel for a three-year period and respond to mailed questionnaires four times a year. You can find the summary of this survey on the impact of camp, conference and retreat ministry at the Presbyterian Panel website.