If you are looking for a little somethin’ somethin’ to spice up your guide gear this year, the Beardo Beanie could be money…
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe appeared in 1719. Along with its reflections on morals and affections toward God, possibly its greatest contribution is that it is a fictional tale about a non-fictional truth: that adventure is intrinsically valuable because it teaches people that they are capable of overcoming even the most difficult of circumstances.
Sometimes while you are hiking along or paddling for a destination, the journey can get a little monotonous. Sharing pithy quotes with the person near you or with the whole group can be a great way to help people get their mind off of the pain or monotony of the journey and onto things of substance. Here are a few quotes to get you started. If you have any great quotes you like to use on your outdoor adventure trips, please comment below and share them with others to enjoy!
Wilderness travel with groups has a special potency because it affords extravagant amounts of down-time with people. When agendas subside, and the adrenaline of city life wears off, people start feeling normal again… awake to the beauty of creation and community with other people. One of the best ways to bring a group together and create memories in the wilderness is to tell stories.
When you are leading others in the outdoors, you have a lot of time to work with to grow deeper in relationships. Outdoor ministry curriculum covers a wide range of topics. Here are a few specific ideas of how to use your time well to build community on your trip
Be yourself personally and organizationally… God made you unique. There is no one else like you. And he wants you to live up to the full potential of who he made you to be.
Storytelling is one of the more memorable things that can be shared together on wilderness trips. Here is a tip from Mark Twain on the use of humor… How to Tell a Story and Other Essays The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly […]
I love coaching visionary leaders in ministry, and if I may be so bold, I actually think that pausing regularly to enjoy God and all that he has made around us is one of the things that promotes longevity in ministry.
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Outdoor leadership has some unique variables that highlight how imperative it is to have a mentor.