Do you enjoy working with people? Do you love the outdoors? Studying outdoor education ministries will prepare you to channel both interests into ministry. Through a semester-long immersion experience involving a living and learning community, extensive outdoor travel, and fieldwork, you will develop your outdoor leadership skills and deepen your understanding of the historical, cultural, spiritual, moral and environmental dimensions of the wilderness.
Pursue the outdoor education ministries track as a part of your Christian ministries major, or as a minor alongside a different major.
Gordon’s Christian ministries faculty are committed to ensuring that you not only study about ministry during your time at Gordon, but that you engage in ministry throughout your college career in preparation for lifelong Christian service. For that reason, all Christian ministries majors complete a 400-hour practicum. And our location in historic Greater Boston opens doors for hands-on experience in unique church and para-church contexts.
The outdoor education ministries program will prepare you for a wide range of vocations, including:
HEAR FROM A GRAD
Resident Director and Program Assistant, Gordon College W.I.L.D. Semester
"I am deeply grateful for the many ways in which Gordon shaped and prepared me to strive to serve the world as a thinking citizen of the Kingdom. During my time there, Gordon re-awakened my love for learning. It particularly opened my eyes to the immense beauty within scripture and theology and the extent to which intentional study enriches the global community of the Church." Hear from others ➔
GO THE EXTRA MILE
Don’t wait until your practicum to begin serving in a local ministry—your classes and assignments will become more relevant and meaningful if you are involved in ministry while learning about its theoretical, philosophical, biblical and theological foundations. Nearly every Christian ministries student is involved in ministry from the time they arrive at Gordon. Join one of Gordon’s many community outreach teams, which include the Kids Club (an after-school tutoring program in downtown Lynn) and the Homeless Ministry (a group that serves the homeless community in nearby Revere every Saturday).
Enlarge your vision of the world that you are preparing to serve, and deepen your understanding of the global church, by studying abroad or participating in a mission trip or international internship: