Outdoor Education Ministries

Outdoor Education Ministries

The outdoor education ministries concentration is part of the Christian ministries major.

Students studying in the field of Outdoor Education Ministries will take part in an immersion semester concentrated on outdoor leadership as well as a thorough investigation of the historical, cultural, spiritual, moral, and environmental dimensions of the wilderness. Through a living and learning community, various experiential opportunities, extensive outdoor travel and fieldwork, students will obtain valuable outdoor skills, leadership experience and crucial outdoor certifications. The goal of this concentration is to train visionary leaders who are prepared for effective ministry to youth, whether in a wilderness context or wherever the transferable skills are implemented.

Foundations for Christian Ministries
BCM104  Introduction to Christian Ministries
BCM203  Gospel of Matthew or BCM317 Gospel of John
BCM253  Leadership Theories and Practice (may fulfill the Civic Responsibility Core requirement)
BCM260  Christian Formation & Culture (may fulfill the Human Person Core requirement)
BCM308  Christian Theology (may fulfill the Theology Core requirement)
BCM321  Evangelism and Discipleship
BCM335  Biblical Hermeneutics

Outdoor Education Ministries
OEI241  Foundations of Outdoor Education
OEI243  Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership
OEI343  Expedition Training (Wilderness Education Association Certification)
OEI370  Nature, Humans, and Human Nature

Integrative Capstones
BCM425/426 Practicum in Christian Ministries I, II
BCM491  Senior Seminar

OEI241  Foundations of Outdoor Education
OEI243  Philosophies and Theories of outdoor Education and Leadership
OEI343  Expeditionary Training (Wilderness Education Association Certification)
OEI371  Nature, Humans, and Human Nature
OEI425  internship