“The mountain is not meant to teach us anything, it is meant to make us something .”
WHY MOUNTAIN VIEW BACKCOUNTRY?
We exist to help everyone affiliated with Mountain View Community Church connect more deeply with Christ through outdoor adventure.
WHAT MVB DOES
We serve Mountain View Community Church and other churches by providing purposeful retreats into the backcountry. We provide trained guides to serve all the ministries of MVC with the opportunity to experience God in the backcountry.
Throughout history, God has used the wilderness as a special place for transformation. The Biblical text indicates that God’s strategy for developing mission-focused leaders has often involved transforming wilderness experiences. This is an integral part of God’s design for apprenticeship. Yet today in our increasingly urbanized world young people are less able to experience the wilderness. In developing strategies today for recruiting, training, sending and sustaining young leaders as cross cultural or local youthworkers who can effectively introduce the young to Jesus Christ, we must re-emphasize this ancient apprenticing method which produced leaders such as Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Ruth, Jacob, David, Peter, James, John, and Paul. Each of them were profoundly called and shaped by the God in the wilderness. -Ashley Denton (Christian Outdoor Leadership: Theology, Theory, and Practice)
DURATION OF TRIPS OFFERED
MVB offers 3-7 day trips.
Trips cost in the range of $100-$200.