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The Episcopal Church Leadership Project

The Episcopal Church Leadership Project

Toward a new generation of leaders. The Department of Faith Formation of the Episcopal Church oversees formation and ministry of all ages, with a primary focus on youth, young adults, and leaders. This department engaged Sacred Playgrounds to create and execute a...
CCCA Compass Survey

CCCA Compass Survey

The Compass CCCA Member Survey is designed to allow member camper leaders to compare their organization to camps that are like them, so they can make the best decisions for their ministry. The insights generated point to best practices, organization successes and...
OMC Compensation Survey

OMC Compensation Survey

project 2023 OMCcompensation Survey About the Survey This report is designed for Christian camps and conference centers in North America affiliated with Outdoor Ministries Connection (OMC). The purpose is to aid executive leadership and boards of directors in...
OMC Director Survey

OMC Director Survey

project 2022 OMCDirector Survey About the Project The founders of Outdoor Ministries Connection (OMC) committed themselves to research as one of several ministry priorities. The first director survey was conducted in 2014 as part of a grant-funded research initiative...
Effective Camp

Effective Camp

Effective Camp The wisdom of camp, shared throughout decades of learning about God and each other, shows us how effective and impactful faith formation can happen through outdoor ministry experiences when 5 fundamental elements come together at camp. view...

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