Ashley Denton carefully builds a prominent cairn for practitioners in the field of Christian outdoor leadership and wilderness ministry by expertly pointing new and experienced adventure ministers to the ancient model of how Jesus used the wilderness for outreach and discipleship. This book is refreshing and impressive. –MATT ISMERT Director, Young Life’s Wilderness Ranch
Ashley Denton exposes something that we have clearly lost sight of today. Human beings have known since the beginning that God made his creation as an invaluable gift to help us encounter Him personally and learn from his handiwork the secrets of his Kingdom. In Christian Outdoor Leadership Ashley takes us into the reason why […]
Amy Smallwood, president of the Christian Adventure Association recently endorsed Ashley Denton’s book Christian Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory, and Practice: Ashley’s years of experience in youth ministry and wilderness adventures set the stage for this journey through the Scriptures in search of a theology of wilderness ministry. For many of us who are involved in […]
After spending five years working on this book I am encouraged that others are seeing the need for what I’m writing about. I’m really grateful for Dr. Timothy C. Tennent’s recent endorsement of my book. Timothy Tennent is the author of Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and […]
The Denver Seminary Outdoor Leadership concentration is uniquely designed to provide seminary level courses to equip Christ-centered leaders for wilderness and adventure programming ministry. And there is no better place than at a world-class seminary located in the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains!
One of the obvious ways to pursue this mission, especially appealing to youth, is working out-of-doors, a terrain where Jesus often ministered. Alert to this example, Dr. Denton has set out to capture that dynamic.