Colorado Christian University has been on my Recommend Outdoor Programs (ROP List) for a few years. Yet recently, CCU has made huge strides in their Outdoor Leadership Minor under the leadership of the department chair, Jim Doenges. I highly recommend their outdoor leadership program. Here are some reasons from their recent brochure to consider enrolling in their courses:
God uses wilderness experiences to change you: make you a better follower of Jesus. But the outdoor industry is also a big business. It employs more people than information and education sectors combined. Americans spend more money on outdoor recreation than pharmaceuticals, household utilities, automobiles, or gasoline.
God’s Kingdom needs Christian leaders in all segments of the outdoor economy. In addition, the 800+ Christian camps and conference centers in America need skilled and experienced outdoor leaders. Is God calling you to develop skills here—so you can both be changed and then help change others through wilderness experiences?
Outdoor Leadership: a chance to experience creation, deepen your faith, and push yourself further than you thought you could go. God has always used outdoor settings to test people, birth vision, develop leaders, and reveal Himself.
In the mountains God gave the law to Moses, and on a mountain, Jesus gave the Great Commission.