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

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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

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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?

7 Reasons Churches Use Adventure & Why I Recommend Sky Ranch Ute Trail

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I want to share 7 reasons why I believe youth pastors who want to be on the cutting edge of reaching the culture will prioritize wilderness trips with their youth. And one of my Recommended Outdoor Programs, Sky Ranch Ute Trail, is leading the way, showing how camps can link arms with local churches to help young people encounter Jesus in the wilderness.

Outdoor Ministry Start Up Kit | Outdoor Ministry Curriculum

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Wondering how to start up an outdoor ministry? Here is some outdoor ministry curriculum that that may help: Outdoor Ministry Start Up Kit.

Outdoor Ministry in Czech Republic | Video

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Given the history of Czech Republic and the fact that it is considered the most athiestic country in the world, it is amazing to see how God is drawing young people to Christ through this incredibly well-organized outdoor adventure camping ministry.

Outdoor Ministry With Nepali Youth

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Video by Thomas Haines Outdoor Ministry as a Mission Strategy?  An interview with a catalytic Nepali youthworker on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Youth Work in the Buddhist/ Hindu Religious Context of Nepal” (Hom Tamang is a Nepali youthworker and the director of Nepal Outdoor Adventure (NOA), a micro-enterprise mission project of Wilderness Ministry Institute.  […]