Denton’s Outdoor Ministry Philosophy Influenced by Adventure Pastor

This inaugural edition of the Ashley Denton’s Adventure Pastor’s Blog Series is an excerpt from his book Christian Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory and Practice: . “When I was twelve years old, the pastor of my church, Doug Self, invited my dad, me and another friend, Mike, to go on a backpacking trip to the base […]

Denver Seminary Outdoor Leadership Concentration | Cultural Contexts

Click Here to view Denver Seminary Outdoor Leadership Concentration Course Syllabus and Reading List for OL 602 Adventure Ministry in Cross-Cultural Contexts, Dr. Ashley Denton, professor…

The Impact of an Adventure Pastor | by Ashley Denton

Excerpt from Ashley Denton’s book Christian Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory and Practice While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of […]

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 […]

Why Did So Much of Christ’s Teaching Occur in the Outdoors?

“I have led more than 35 groups of young people (group sizes averaging 10-15) on week-long wilderness journeys, encompassing over 365 days of leading and equipping in the context of outdoor adventure. These trips have spanned North America and 10 other countries, and that number continues to grow. We have observed that although the how, […]

Why Wilderness Adventure Camping Ministry Works?

Young people are yearning for a meaningful vision for their future. The world of video games, and reality TV has only deepened their starvation for experiences that cause true transformation and cast compelling vision for their ultimate purpose.