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Read by people who use the outdoors for ministry in 55+ countries. We love adventure, Jesus, and the outdoors.
God has used the wilderness as a special place for transformation through the ages by providing his people with “dry space”, where distractions are removed, and margin is created in the soil of people’s hearts to drink in and soak up his words.
Ask yourself, “Am I facilitating in a way that puts me and what I know at the front and center of the discussion or am I creating space for my group (including myself) to reflect on a topic as equals, out of each person’s unique experience?”
Before you make major life decisions, set a new course, or embark on a significant event, get some time away in solitude with God to pray.
Outdoor wilderness experience help you develop critical thinking and a good decision making process. Outdoor adventures are such a great training ground for leaders because they give you a keener ability to discern the will of God through solitude with him in the...
If the wilderness factor was not there in Jesus’ life then we could easily justify an upward spiral toward unbridled productivity and runaway busyness that would lead us all to train wrecked lives.
How You Can Use Object Lessons & Props in the Outdoors to Increase Participation & Bring Learning to Life
Teaching with props and object lessons is a key aspect of outdoor ministry. Object lessons are the basis for experiential learning. I’m always looking for creative outdoor ministry curriculum for the outdoors. Object lessons and props bring learning to life and increase participation in the learning process.
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Books and Resources
Christian Outdoor Leadership, The Personality of Jesus and The Master Plan of Evangelism are books that have marked people’s lives and ministry philosophies around the world.
Dr. Ashley Denton’s book on Christian outdoor leadership is the first of its kind. It is a foundational resource for students of outdoor leadership, wilderness ministry, and outdoor education.
Authored by Francis E. Clark and specially helpful to youth pastors, student ministry leaders and parents of young people.
With all the evangelism resources available, where should you turn to find advice on how to share the Good News with others?