Celebrating 40 Years of Summit Adventure


This week I am highlighting one of our Recommended Outdoor Programs, Summit Adventure. They are located in Bass Lake, California, but also operate internationally. Summit’s focus is to provide custom adventure programs  and  experiential education as tools to strengthen relationships with God and others. They have been on the cutting edge of Wilderness Leadership and […]

Dilemma: Many Outdoor Facilitators – Too Few Outdoor Ministry Builders

We need more outdoor facilitators to step up and become outdoor ministry builders.

I love the concept of “facilitation” in outdoor ministry because it represents an important skill that helps people get the most out of an experience. Yet how many of these “facilitators” would actually impact more people if they transitioned from a season of “facilitation” and embarked into a season of “initiation?”

7 Tips for Successfully Launching a Church-Based Outdoor Ministry

Matt Scott sharing a Teachable Moment on a Mountain View Backcountry Trip

Recently a leader from a church called my friend Matt Scott to ask him for some advice in starting a new church-based outdoor ministry. Here are 7 profound insights and “how-tos” from Mountain View Backcountry on how to start a church-based outdoor ministry.

7 Reasons Why Church Based Outdoor Ministry is Taking Off

Sam Sinclair backpacking

If Jesus chose the wilderness as a favorite setting to shape his disciples into dynamic leaders, then is it not equally critical in our increasingly urban world for people to encounter Him through wilderness adventure?

Street Level Experiential Learning | Modern Widow’s Mite Illustrations

modern widows mite

In the clip below, a little girl puts a coin in a street performer’s hat, and a street performer celebrated her generous heart. She gave a tiny token only to be given back more than she ever could have expected… Isn’t that just like Jesus. When we give what little we have to Christ, he meets us with surprise after surprise… blessing after blessing… extravagant generosity after extravagant generosity.