Camps and Conference Centers

Preacher to Presbyterian older adult conference: get back to the basics

In his opening sermon at the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) national conference, the Rev. Robert Watkins told attendees at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center that we in the church and culture — which is consumed with self — have forgotten how to live with and talk to each other.

‘Savoring the Journey’

The 2018 Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network national conference, titled “Savoring the Journey,” begins today at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center.

Deeply discounted merchandise ministry a boon to churches and nonprofits

I arrived at Ferncliff late at night, eager to hear of the camp and conference center’s new exploits but exhausted from the journey. I settled down to sleep not knowing that the comfortable mattress was my first introduction to Ferncliff’s Sharing the Goods ministry partnership with Good360.

Zephyr Point hosts inaugural retreat for homeless

In what is believed to be a first for a camp and conference center in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Zephyr Point on Lake Tahoe held a five-night healing and learning retreat for a group of homeless persons, physically and developmentally disabled people, and “at risk” young adults.

PC(USA) leaders meet to discuss future of camp and conference ministries

“What’s working now?”  “What’s in the future?” If you’ve found yourself asking those questions, you’re in good company. Leaders from camp and conference ministries in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently grappled with those questions at the Heartland Center, a PC(USA) camp and conference center only 20 minutes north of Kansas City International Airport.

The Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas to Preach on Sunday, July 30

Sunday morning worship in Montreat’s Anderson Auditorium is a highlight for many in the Montreat community and greater Swannanoa valley. Every effort is made for these services to model innovative, creative, and new ways to worship and gather in God’s name. Recognizing the talents and service outreach represented within this mountain community, it is a time to celebrate together and hear God’s word from noted preachers and educators across denominational and geographic lines.

Where leadership thrives: Summer camp and the hope for the world

As the world tilts towards chaos and we stare down global uncertainty, it is not the mighty armies that make that make me feel safe. Nor does the knowledge coming out of universities bring me peace. Instead, I take solace in the fact that at this very moment, summer camps are preparing to open for business.