WHAT IS OUTDOOR MINISTRY ALL ABOUT?
Outdoor ministry is about using the natural gifts we have been given to encourage a transformation towards servant leadership.
Did you know over half of all historical biblical teaching occurred in an outdoor setting? In stark contrast, most of today’s preaching and teaching happens indoors where there are no natural creation analogies to draw from.
Getting into the great outdoors offers us a chance at a refreshing new perspective that’s only available when we quiet the world around us.
Inspiring life transformation to prioritize significance over success through servant leadership.
Small groups of adults seeking something greater than just an outdoor adventure.
Leveraging relationship-building activities set in an encouraging, safe outdoor environment designed to promote fellowship, growth and opportunities to serve.
Thousands of acres of both private and public land facilities in the United States and abroad with resources, offering nature-based outdoor activities.
MICHAEL BATENBURG, FOUNDER
I believe because I want, need, and choose to believe. In my heart, I know that God created everything and gave us His only son, Jesus, who died to save us from our sins. Knowing this and believing in Jesus Christ, I am a better man, living as a humble servant-follower. Being a servant to the Church, I am given the gift of making the lives of others a little better, which I am privileged to impact.
For the first 45 years of my life, I served myself, my wants, and all my desires. Although it seemed success had been achieved, it left me lost, empty, and soul searching for my purpose and true happiness. Since 2010, my focus shifted from serving myself to serving others. Humility set in and as I started making my faith journey a priority, to know God, I became an ambassador to His great commission. It has allowed me to live my life more freely, see the world more clearly, and has truly made a difference in my life. This has brought me to a place where I now know who I am in Christ and what I am here to do until I am honored to be called to serve Him in eternity.
DIFFERENT FROM SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS AND TYPICAL CHURCH CAMPS
Different from mission trips or traditional church camps, Outdoor Adventure Ministry programs offer: