Doctorate in Missions and Cross Cultural Studies, Author of Christian Outdoor Leadership, Director of Wilderness Ministry Institute and VP of Nexus International.
Residing in Fort Collins, CO, (north of the Denver-Boulder metro area) Dr. Ashley Denton is married to Becky and has five children. He is the author of Christian Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory, and Practice and is the director of Wilderness Ministry Institute and Vice President of Nexus International.
Ashley has a Doctoral degree in Missions and Cross Cultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from University of Arizona.
Involved in over 58 countries, his ministry encourages and equips indigenous leaders in the heart and skills to introduce young people to Jesus Christ through combining relational youth ministry and outdoor adventure. He was formerly on staff with Young Life for 15 years and served as their National Director in New Zealand. He also currently serves as a volunteer pastor at Mountain View Community Church and a professor of Outdoor Leadership at Denver Seminary and Colorado Christian University.
Check out the most recent Blog Posts:
My post S+T+IC=K Teaching and Facilitation Model | Outdoor Ministry Curriculum, explores how Jesus made his teaching stick and have tranformational impact. Here is a reflection from Kelvin Haidle, a student in the Outdoor Leadership Concentration at Denver Seminary,...
BE SATISFIED BY PURE SPIRITUAL MILK When a baby drinks it’s milk, it’s demeanor changes from anxious, angry, upset, and hungry to almost immediately pleased and satisfied. The peace that comes from a baby drinking its milk is such a contrast to the agitated demeanor...
I'm thankful to Ryan Kerrigan for his recent guest post. What a great story about how the wilderness is a place that naturally brings about crisis' that challenge group dynamics and can help us learn good decision making! I think we all can point to specific moments...