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WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK FOR VOLUNTEER & VOCATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP JOBS?

WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK FOR VOLUNTEER & VOCATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP JOBS?

More outdoor leadership jobs and volunteer opportunities are on the horizon because outdoor pursuits help others experience God & discover what it means to belong to community. People today are so busy they don’t even know who they are. We need more wise wilderness shepherds who can persuade people to be brave, stop, and look at who they are.

IF THE LEADERSHIP BUBBLE POPS? OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP JOBS ON THE HORIZON

IF THE LEADERSHIP BUBBLE POPS? OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP JOBS ON THE HORIZON

The time is ripe for outdoor ministries to pop up in local churches because it meets profound needs for leadership development in our culture today. One of the next bubbles that we might see pop in this generation is the leadership bubble. People today are so busy they don’t even know who they are… we need wise wilderness shepherds who can persuade people to be brave, stop, and listen to the Heavenly Father’s voice…

MOUNTAINEERING COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK | WHY LIMITATIONS ARE GOOD

MOUNTAINEERING COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK | WHY LIMITATIONS ARE GOOD

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attempt a 16,000’ foot peak in Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador with about 20 youth leaders from all over Latin America. It is freeing for me to admit that I reached my limit yesterday. In my pride I wish I could say that I had the energy and strength to bag that peak, but I didn’t. I couldn’t. You could stick a fork in me. I was baked.

3 PERSPECTIVES ON CHRISTIAN OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP JOBS

3 PERSPECTIVES ON CHRISTIAN OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP JOBS

The future of outdoor leadership jobs is bright because young people care about relationships & the environment, & churches and businesses are looking desperately for leaders who have been shaped by experiences that have tested their ability to adapt and work on teams.

2 Reasons You Should Highlight Risk & Uncertainty in Your Recruiting

2 Reasons You Should Highlight Risk & Uncertainty in Your Recruiting

British Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton placed this recruiting advertisement in London newspapers in 1900 in preparation for the National Antarctic Expedition: INDIVIDUALS WANTED FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.

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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?

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