I look forward to summer all year long because it means more camping around a campfire. Whether you are leading at a summer camp or taking out your youth group or your family on a campout this summer, one of the best ways to spend time together is around a campfire.
Before you make major life decisions, set a new course, or embark on a significant event, get some time away in solitude with God to pray.
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.
By aligning your outdoor ministry with the youth and college programs you build sustainability into your outdoor ministry. Without sustainability, outdoor ministry programs usually only last a couple of years and then wane.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. -John 10:27 THE WORLD NEEDS MORE SHEPHERD-LIKE OUTDOOR LEADERS Do we love adventure for what we get out of it, or do we love it because it bends us more toward dependency on God? Leading others in the outdoors safely and effectively […]
God has used the wilderness throughout all of history to tune up and shape leadership skills for his grand purposes in the world. One of the most straightforward texts in the Bible that illustrates the type of development a person can experience by spending regular time in the wilderness is 1 Samuel 17:34-37. We often […]
Jesus is the most admirable, noble, attractive person who has ever walked the face of the earth. He has gone to the ultimate extreme to show us that he loves us. The compass points to true north – Jesus Christ.
The next time you find you are in the middle of an epic challenge, whether you are succeeding or failing, stop and recognize what is going on… God is using that experience to show you a window into your soul.
Black Diamond recently researched a rock climbing gear failure. It reminded me to take care of my relationships the way I care for my rock climbing gear.