4 Proven Steps to Sustaining a Wilderness Ministry

Due to the breakdown of family and the disconnectedness of urban communities, the distractions of technology, and the signs of eroding trust in our youth culture, people in the coming years will respond more and more to small group approaches to ministry. The time is ripe for a great expansion of wilderness ministry that promotes […]

4 WAYS TO CONVINCE NON-OUTDOORSY FRIENDS HIKING & CAMPING IS WORTH IT

I remember someone telling me they didn’t understand why anyone would want to hike because you can see just about anything you wanted from your car. Yeah, seeing it is cool, but how about seeing it, smelling it, hearing it, feeling it, and tasting it? God gave us five senses for a reason.

YOU CAN HELP US START AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES MINISTRY IN PERU!

I have the privilege to partner with many incredible outdoor adventures ministries all over the world. This month we are hoping hundreds of like-minded friends will help us get behind Joca and his sand boarding ministry (called Inca Thakhi) that works with very poor young people in Peru. Inca Thakhi is dedicated to sharing the Gospel with young people through sand boarding. In order to celebrate our new WMI logo (which Joca designed) we are printing T-shirts and giving them to anyone who makes a donation to WMI on behalf of Inca Thakhi.

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.

A Friendly (and desperately needed) Outdoor Ministry Video Competition

I think its time for more outdoor ministry programs and universities that offer Christian outdoor leadership degrees to produce a high quality outdoor ministry video to promote their own programs as well as to offer tutorials to aspiring outdoor leaders who aspire to do outdoor ministry.

5 Steps to Making an Effective Outdoor Ministry Video

If we really believe that people who participate in our outdoor programs will be radically transformed, then we need to go to extremes to inspire them to sign up and go on our trip. Maybe its time to think about using an outdoor ministry video to promote your program and capture the attention of potential participants who are trapped in our Age of Amusement.