Meadow Springs Backcountry is a practical expression of Meadow Springs Community Church’s desire to carry out their passion statement in life transforming ways through the intentional use of outdoors, adventure and experiential learning in the life of their church.
MEADOW SPRINGS BACKCOUNTRY’S PASSION STATEMENT
“Our passion is to experience together the reality of God’s love, and to live the adventure of following Jesus Christ.”
HOW MEADOW SPRINGS BACKCOUNTRY WORKS
They offerg a variety of outdoor experiences each year at varying degrees of physical challenge and technical difficulty with the goal of connecting faith and life. Their hope is that everybody who would like to participate can find an experience that fits their ability, schedule and budget. They want to offer the highest quality experiences at the lowest possible cost for this reason. Organizing outdoor experiences through the church provides many advantages, and as a non-profit allows them to offer excursions consistent with those offered by commercial outfitters without requiring the very expensive permits necessary for commercial outfitters to operate in National Parks or other designated wilderness areas. Additionally, they have access to high-quality equipment at very low cost — this means that you don’t need to have a whole bunch of gear in order to participate. They will also offer training to those interested in leading trips connected with Meadow Springs Backcountry. It is important to them that those guiding the trips are adequately trained and competent in their leadership role for the trips they are leading. Their specialties include hiking, orienteering, rock climbing, mountaineering, canoeing and cooking tasty meals outdoors. In addition, leaders have experience and training in white-water rafting, swift water rescue, ocean kayaking, ice-climbing and lounging on tropical beaches.