MDiv with a Concentration in Outdoor Leadership

MDiv with a Concentration in Outdoor Leadership

Do you want to be a part of shaping others by using the dynamic tools of outdoor ministry to get at the core issues of life and faith? If so, the master of divinity with a concentration in outdoor leadership combines deep biblical, theological, and pastoral training with wilderness and adventure experiences led by experts. This concentration prepares you to plan and facilitate outdoor ministry shaped by a solid biblical framework. You’ll gain all the skills and resources necessary for outdoor ministry that is biblically faithful, spiritually rich, and personally engaging. And where better to do that than at a world-class seminary located in the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains?

Faculty Highlight

Jim Doenges holds both a BS and MA in biology from University of Bridgeport. He works full-time with Lifelines, the outdoor ministry of Cru. Previously Jim was an associate professor of outdoor leadership at Colorado Christian University and director of outdoor leadership programs. Jim has led 40-day backpack trips as well as mission trips to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nepal, Denali, and the mountains of Haiti. He is a Leave No Trace master educator instructor, wilderness first responder, and board-ratified avalanche professional. Jim has also served on the boards of several outdoor organizations, and as a mentor for Denver Seminary students.

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How can I use this degree?

  • Ministry positions with a camp or parachurch organization
  • Launching a new ministry focused on wilderness, adventure, and challenge course programming

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For more information about this degree program, please contact the Admissions Office or call 303.762.6937.