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 […]

Mark 2:1-12 | A Humble Door to Experiencing God | Outdoor Bible Study

The people in this story thought the man’s physical ailment was his biggest need, but Jesus did not agree—he saw his need for forgiveness of sins as a much greater need because it has such long-term consequences.

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 […]

What is Outdoor Ministry?

So What is Outdoor Ministry All About? “Did you know over half of Jesus’ teachings recorded in the Bible occurred in an outdoor setting? The New Testament contains roughly 366 coherent units of Jesus’ teaching.[i] Called pericopes, these units are sets of verses that form a unit of thought used for public teaching.  Often the […]

A Spiritual Formation Reflection: Why did the Desert Fathers Run Deep into the Desert to Reclaim their Culture? Was Running away Cowardly or Courageous?

“In fourth century Egypt, many devout Christians were struggling to survive in a society that seemed to have an unbridled disregard for God.  Like a house burning violently from within, the only choice many devout Christians felt they had was to run for their lives before being consumed by the culture.  They ran to the […]

What is Wilderness Ministry?

People today are yearning to be freed from the chaotic pace of modern life. Busyness has only deepened our starvation for experiences that cause true transformation. Wilderness ministry aims at helping people find more peace and productivity by imitating Jesus’ rhythm of work and retreat.