March 4-7, 2020
Compass Points :: Development

Strategic planning in the camp and retreat setting is built upon the concept of knowing where your camp and retreat ministry is today and then outlining the steps to move to a relevant and sustainable future. The Master Site Plan, and the Financial Development Plan are the road maps to the future.

This course will focus on best practices in Strategic Planning, using tools and techniques to assess where you are today and your future; The Master Plan, looking at design characteristics, the role of architects, planners, officials, and consultants; The Financial Development Plan, focusing on annual appeals, capital campaigns, consultants, development staff, and materials; Board and staff development, looking at roles and responsibilities in concert with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan.

This course will be offered at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center (Little Rock, AR) and will be taught by Arthur Spriggs of South Carolina United Methodist Camps and Retreat Ministries (Greenville, SC) and Jason Gerdes of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (Ashland, NE). You can learn more about this class (and the entire Compass Points program) by going to

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Event Properties

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