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Read by people who use the outdoors for ministry in 55+ countries. We love adventure, Jesus, and the outdoors.

Trials are an Instrument God Uses to Reveal What You Fear

God intentionally tests us through various forms of resistance or trials to establish our belief and integrity. Through the process we learn he is the One who sets the terms of discipleship, not us. When pushed, we might want to push back at God, but in his perfect wisdom he questions and stretches us in such a way that draws us nearer to him rather than causing us to run away.

Why Men’s Ministry Needs Outdoor Adventure? An Inspiring Story

Why Men’s Ministry Needs Outdoor Adventure? An Inspiring Story

Later that evening, after dinner, I gathered the guys around the campfire on the canyon rim. I played some worship music on my CD player and instructed the guys to get comfortable and contemplate God’s presence as we gazed on the canyon in the setting sun. There’s no way to adequately describe that view at that time of day, brilliant, eye-popping, just awe inspiring!

Wilderness Quotes #1 | Outdoor Ministry Curriculum

Wilderness Quotes #1 | Outdoor Ministry Curriculum

Sometimes while you are hiking along or paddling for a destination, the journey can get a little monotonous. Sharing pithy quotes with the person near you or with the whole group can be a great way to help people get their mind off of the pain or monotony of the journey and onto things of substance. Here are a few quotes to get you started. If you have any great quotes you like to use on your outdoor adventure trips, please comment below and share them with others to enjoy!

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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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