The Wilderness Connects Us to God

THE NEED FOR WILDERNESS RETREAT IS GREATER THAN EVER As urbanization and digital connectivity are on the rise, people have less of a reason to escape the confines of city living. Access to productivity is literally in our pockets. Demands…

God Uses the Wilderness

God has used the wilderness throughout all of history to tune up and shape leadership skills for his grand purposes in the world. One of the most straightforward texts in the Bible that illustrates the type of development a person can experience…
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Fellowship FREE BBQ!!

When: Postponed due to weather, new date TBA Where: 4265 13th Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33713 We will need to know how many in your party to make sure there is enough BBQ meats. If you can bring a side dish to share, please do. You are welcome…

Importance of Contact

When Jesus ministered to people, it was often on a personal level and sometimes with a physical touch (Matt. 8:3, Matt. 8:15). Much has changed since the first century, and there are many more avenues for evangelism and discipleship. However,…

Waiting for God

The Bible is clear that we go through seasons in life, and one of the seasons that God talks about again and again is the season of waiting. While you’re waiting, God is working. Don’t think that a season of waiting means…

God is Gracious

Because God is so gracious and abounding in love, you and I don’t ever need to be afraid to hit the restart button in our spiritual life. The book of Hosea is a story of God’s unrelenting love toward a people who had ignored him for…
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Build Genuine Fellowship By Creating Community

We help build genuine fellowship by creating community which includes: Sharing true feelings = Authenticity Encouraging one another = Mutual respect Supporting each other = Sympathy Forgiving each other = Mercy Speaking the truth…
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Wilderness is a Trustworthy Counselor

Wilderness is a trustworthy counselor. If you visit her office, you’ll consistently get truth and grace. Some counselors err on the side of offering too much support and too little challenge. Other counselors go the other extreme. The wilderness…
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Ten Common Themes Used To Organize Our Adventures

Follow the acronym, W.I.L.D.E.R.N.E.S.S. for easy memory while in the field: WORLDVIEW The four basic questions imbedded in one’s worldview are: 1) Where did I come from? 2) What is the meaning of life?  3) How do I determine right from…
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Why Wilderness Adventure Camping Ministry Works?

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see…
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Why You Don’t Have to Feel Guilty for Recreating

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest” - Ashleigh Brilliant It's been cold and snowy where I am. Usually this time of year, I start thinking about surfing in Costa Rica, or Samoa (my friend Wayne…
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The Best News for Leaders: Take a Break and Get Away!

It is impossible to overestimate the value of wild mountains and mountain temples as places for people to grow in, recreation grounds for soul and body. –John Muir G.K. Chesterton was a 20th century poet probably never tried mountaineering…
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There are five basic outcomes I consistently see in the wilderness.

AWARENESS (see Exodus 19:3)  The first outcome is just an awareness that God exists. Sometimes we take that for granted. Not every person is convinced that there really is a God, that he really does exist, and that he really cares about them.…
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Take Time With Family With No Technology

In today’s world, technology plays a major role in how families communicate with each other. With a variety of options to choose from Facebook, Skype, Twitter, email and text messages, families can readily keep in touch. However, as technology…
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Take Time To Plan Your Next Adventure Vacation

As the holiday season has evaporated, and we settle in to the cloudy days of winter we start to crave for our next adventure. Perhaps a sunny beach on the coast of Florida or Mountain excursion in Montana. This is the time of year we sit and…
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Take Time To Give Thanks

As the temperature starts to drop as fast as the leaves do, it is important to reflect on the bounty that God has given us this year. November is the time of harvest. As we look deep into our hearts, we can see the goodness in our lives from…

Why We Love Fall

I woke up one morning listening to the rain falling on the trees outside of my home. The air coming through the window was cool and the bright colored maple leaves brought peace to the start of my day. I choose my favorite comfy sweater as I…

Top Reasons to Prioritize Your Wilderness Trip

    Why should you prioritize your wilderness trip, you say? At least once a year, you and your fellow believers in your small group should be making plans to attend a wilderness retreat. You might be thinking…
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12 Day Devotional | Biblical Principles

You’ve provided us with such a tremendous response from our 12 ONE WORD resolutions post, we decided to give you a FREE printable! If you didn’t get a chance to see our original devotional set, you can find it at 2018 New Year…

12 Days Till Christmas

Let’s CELEBRATE the true reason for the season this year. Remembering and honoring Christ’s birth sometimes gets pushed to the wayside with all of our holiday festivals, shopping, cookie baking, and family pop-ins. It’s time to start…

Heart Condition

After you check the condition of your heart, what road blocks did you uncover to getting back to fertile ground? Maybe it’s as simple as sowing God’s word back into your life. Sowing preps our hearts but don’t forget we also need to protect…

Reflections

Reflection. Sometimes this is an inward action and sometimes it’s an outward action. How often do you evaluate the state of your heart? If you’re honest, the answer might be hardly NEVER. We are all broken beings who need constant help from…

Six Steps to a God-Centred Life

1. Worship God The psalmist calls us to worship God. (The original context may have been that God had given his people victory in battle.) Worship in this psalm sounds quite emotional and noisy: ‘Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to…