Real Effects of Urbanization & Why Churches Need Outdoor Ministries

One of the most significant macro developments in human civilization is the migration toward the cities in the past one hundred years. Urbanization creates the need for young people to have more opportunities to get out into God’s creation. What can you do to help your church or favorite non-profit organization in your city prioritize getting young people out into God’s Creation?

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 […]

Outdoor Ministry Start Up Kit | Outdoor Ministry Curriculum

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Wondering how to start up an outdoor ministry? Here is some outdoor ministry curriculum that that may help: Outdoor Ministry Start Up Kit.

Mark 2:1-12 | A Humble Door to Experiencing God | Outdoor Bible Study

The people in this story thought the man’s physical ailment was his biggest need, but Jesus did not agree—he saw his need for forgiveness of sins as a much greater need because it has such long-term consequences.

Christian Outdoor Leadership in Italy

A youthworker in Italy, shares how he was greatly “refreshed” by reading the book, Christian Outdoor Leadership….Since the book was written to be a cross-culturally relevant resource, it is great to hear feedback from folks who are doing youth work and wilderness ministry in other parts of the world.

Denver Seminary’s Outdoor Leadership Curriculum | Jim Doenges, SROM

Thanks Jim for your brief and pithy article that makes a strong case for the growing need to train future Christian leaders and pastors to have a more sustainable rhythm to their ministries and better skills at communicating the Gospel through experiential learning techniques like Jesus did.

Christian Outdoor Leadership in Mexico

I recently received some very encouraging words from a leader in Mexico who is developing Christian camping ministries to reach out to Mexican youth. Cliff’s insight brilliantly highlights the cross cultural relevance of outdoor adventure ministries.