"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home"
-John Muir, Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States (1838-1914)
purpose of the Outdoor Leadership program is to develop students who will facilitate outdoor experiences to grow people in Christ-likeness, for the sake of others, to the glory of God. The minor is not about recreation; it is about re-creation. It is not about survival skills; it is about thrival
There isn't a more beautiful place in the world than Colorado; CCU's Outdoor Leadership program takes C.L.A.S.S. outside to pursue these goals:
Outdoor Leadership in the Christian University
Terrain and setting matter to God. He has always used outdoor settings to test people, expose unbelief, birth a vision, develop leaders, and reveal Himself. It was on mountains that God gave the law to Moses, Jesus gave the Great Commission, and the Apostle John received his vision of the New Jerusalem. The biblical and theological basis for outdoor leadership will motivate and mobilize you to powerfully share your
outdoor passions with others. Choose from a wide variety of outdoor skills courses that integrate faith while using the experiential learning process that occurs outdoors.
You pay the same tuition rate whether you take 12 or 18 credit hours. So even if you are not interested in earning the entire major or minor, why not round out your education by taking a few outdoor leadership courses and learn in God's great outdoors? Come to Colorado, and elevate your life!