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, Leave No Trace, Kayaking, Canoeing, and Swift Water Rescue, Outdoor Leadership, and Outdoor Education are incorporated into the curriculum.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will increase biblical literacy, practice theological reflection, and become historically rooted and doctrinally grounded.
- Students will desire Christ-like formation in all areas of life for the glory of God.
- Students will be equipped for vocational ministry and service and/or prepared for seminary/graduate studies in the fields related to their areas of study.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Outdoor Leadership Ministries