Clergy Colleagues – Recently, I was reading in Lasting Impact (Carey Nieuwhof) about ten healthy options for self-care. They really hit home because they are making a difference in my life and ministry!Read More
Topics: Faith Formation
The Riverview Retreat Center is a beautiful facility. But, it’s just a facility. What matters is what happens there. In 2015, we established the Center for Clergy Excellence (CCE) at Pecometh with the mission to develop principled Christian leaders for the church and the world.Read More
The Re:View Confirmation Retreat has grown over the years from a couple dozen participants in 2012 to 60 youth and 15 adults last year.
This year we've got a few changes in store so that we can keep providing an engaging and enriching group retreat for small confirmation classes.Read More
Our SLCs (Spiritual Life Coordinators) volunteer to lead Bible studies and worship during for a week at Camp Pecometh. Rev. Asher Tunik was a somewhat reluctant volunteer, but it ended up being the best week ever!
One of the goals of a United Methodist confirmation program is to help students understand our Wesleyan theology. Sometimes we struggling to teach theology in an engaging way, but I believe one of our Wesleyan ideas - the Quadrilateral - can be one of our greatest strengths in teaching students.
II have a hunch that has been developing for about a year. It started when I was teaching confirmation last year, and began to take shape as all of those trend pieces and blogs were flying around about Millennials and the Church. I suspect that the Methodist tradition has a few ideas that would really make a difference in the faith formation of Millennials… if we can dust them off and present them in the right way. In particular, I think one of these ideas could be particularly helpful in Confirmation. But you’ll have to read on to see what it is…
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us…
I first came to Camp Pecometh with Dr. James Hardcastle in 1980 for the annual United Methodist Men’s Retreat. I haven’t missed a UMM Retreat since.
For a lot of people, yoga is a little scary. I suspect that many people wonder “Can Christians do yoga? Can I do yoga? Is there such a thing as Christian yoga?”