165 Conversation Starter Questions for Outdoor Ministry

In a week-long wilderness experience you will typically spend as much time with a person as you would during a twelve-month period of typical ministry activities back at home. As a result, people usually open up more because of spending so much time on the log.

Tips for How to Facilitate Experiential Learning in Outdoor Ministry

Leading others toward personal transformation requires thoughtful facilitation. And facilitation is a learned art. Implementing your desired outcomes and aims requires thinking about how you will facilitate the learning process. It’s one thing to recognize a teachable moment when it occurs, and it’s another thing to make it easy for people to grasp the meaning […]

The V.I.S.I.O.N. Inductive Bible Study Method | by Ashley Denton

Awake My Soul For some reason when I’m out in the wilderness alone with God, that uninterrupted space helps me focus my heart’s attention on God’s voice. It “Awakes My Soul” to borrow a phrase from Mumford and Sons.  One of the greatest gifts we give to people as we lead them in the wilderness […]

MEMORIZING MARK | Mark 1:1 – Outdoor Ministry Curriculum

MEMORIZING MARK | Outdoor Ministry Curriculum (A Blog Devoted to Memorizing the Gospel of Mark) Week #1:  Mark 1:1 Theme:  Mark shows us who Jesus is (his identity) by looking at what He did (his actions) The Gospel of Mark is a primer in discipleship in that it shows us who Jesus is by what […]

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.

Experiencing God in the Wilderness | V.I.S.I.O.N. Bible Study Method

Experiencing God in the Wilderness Through Fresh Bible Study “Awake My Soul” – Mumford and Sons POKHARA, Nepal  (April 8, 2011) – I’ve been traveling to Nepal for the past six years helping develop local youth work and outdoor ministry in the city of Pokhara. Many people go to Nepal to experience God, and I […]

Exploring Why Jesus Had an Uncanny Preference for Teaching in the Outdoors…

Welcome to Ashley Denton’s book website that explores the outdoor, adventurous, and experiential nature of Jesus Christ’s teaching techniques.  The book is entitled, Christian Outdoor Leadership because it “embarks on a journey to rediscover Jesus’ uncanny preference for equipping his disciples through outdoor experiential learning. In his day, he tapped into creation—the tangible antique version […]

Wilderness Bible Studies by Ashley Denton

Discover Why the Outdoors was Jesus’ Primary Classroom to Train His Disciples, and Explore Why We Need to Recapture His Rhythm of Retreat for Spiritual Renewal in the Wilderness… This Book Includes Unique Experiential Learning Resources and Wilderness Bible Studies That Will Help You Connect More Deeply with God Through Time With Him in the […]

A Theological Perspective on Adventure

“Scrambling over rocks, zig-zagging between bear grass and some other clumpy desert ground cover, His feet testing each step to make sure it was solid… finally He reached the summit.  Wind howling, and the storm sounding like the opening music to an eerie mystery movie, He sat quietly for what seemed like hours watching with eagle eye a small […]