The major in Outdoor Leadership Ministries is designed to produce outdoor ministry educators and leaders equipped with sound judgment, appropriate technical ability, and effective teaching and facilitation competencies to create safe outdoor learning environments in which to nurture spiritual formation. Ministry opportunities include both national and international settings as camp program directors, wilderness guides and instructors, experiential learning and challenge course facilitators, outdoor educators, conference, and retreat programmers and leaders for children-, youth-, and family-serving organizations such as YMCA, Campfire, Scouting, and Young Life. Opportunities to earn certifications in Wilderness First Responder, Challenge Course Instructor, Kayaking, Canoeing, Swift Water Rescue, and Target Sports are incorporated into the curriculum.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Develop technically competent outdoor and experiential learning professionals
- Develop leaders who are willing to take initiative, be responsible and appropriately influence others from an orientation of humility, generosity, and maturity.
- Foster intentional persons of faith who use their gifts to serve others out of the love they have received from God.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Outdoor Leadership Ministries