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UMCRM Immersion Experience

  • 21 Jan 2018
  • 26 Jan 2018
  • Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park, FL


  • Leadership team for Immersion Experience
  • Are you coming along but not actually participating in the Immersion Experience as a student or faculty? This option is for shared room plus meals.
  • Tuition, room & board, shared occupancy
  • Tuition, room & board, single occupancy

The Florida Conference Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, Florida will host our first week long UMCRM Immersion Experience from January 21 – 26, 2018. A core component for Certification in Camp and Retreat Ministry, this event is open to anyone who would benefit from an immersion into what it means to be a uniquely United Methodist Camp, Retreat and Conference Center.

New and aspiring Directors and Program Directors, board members, and key staff, as well as students seeking Certification, are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to grow and be nurtured by exploring the following topics:

  • United Methodist Theology and Doctrine

  • History of UM Camp and Retreat Ministry

  • The Seven Foundations of CR Ministry

  • The Social Principles and How They Apply

  • Worship in the UMCRM Tradition (And Daily Worship)

  • Program Development and Faith Formation

  • Tour of the LEC to explore Facilities and Hospitality

  • Budgets, Financial Management, and Conference Treasurers

  • Governance Models/Working with your Board

  • Collaboration with Local Churches and Agencies

  • Best Practices in all the Above

Perhaps best of all, the event features networking with peers in small groups and growing in relationship with colleagues across the nation, many of whom may become friends and encouragers throughout your ministry.

Russell Casteel, Camp Executive of the Tennessee Conference and Site Director at Camp Cedar Crest, will direct our week together as well as offering instruction. Your faculty will be United Methodist Camp and Retreat leaders with many years’ experience in our shared ministry and the art of teaching.

Tuition is $300 plus room and board. The Life Enrichment Center is offering us a 10% discount.: double occupancy $301;  $392 for single occupancy. The inclusive cost is $601 (shared room) or $692 (single room). Full payment is due by January 5th. After January a $200 cancellation fee will be incurred.

Update 1/5: Registration is now closed. If you need to change a registration or have questions, please contact info@umcrm.org, or call Jen 862-200-7260. 

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