To lead others in the outdoors safely and effectively you have to give equal attention outdoor ministry soft skills vs. hard skills. Whether you are new to the field of outdoor ministry or a 30 year guru, learning never stops. The most influential Christian outdoor leaders I know are life-long learners who never stop asking questions. One of the soft skills that can drastically impact your expedition is learning how to ask well-crafted discussion questions.
The wilderness is a great leveler that will prepare people to open up. But you don’t wake up one day and automatically know how to facilitate discussions with a diverse group of people. If you want your group to discover the meaning of a biblical text and apply it to their lives without you spoon-feeding them, then the soft skill of writing well-crafted questions is a must.
TO EXCEL AS A FACILITATOR, PRIORITIZE LEARNING HOW TO ASK WELL-CRAFTED DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
To quickly grow leaps and bounds in this area of facilitation, just click the link below to learn how to use the simplest Bible study tool I know of called the VISION Inductive Study Method for facilitating discussions:
5 Bible Study Tools to Improve Your Small Group Meetings http://t.co/EX6328UfTE
— Ashley Denton (@ashleydentoncom) October 17, 2014