SROM Blog: Wilderness, Ministry, Leadership

The Importance of Fellowship During Wilderness Ministry Programming

August 10th, 2017

Again and again throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, there exists scripture that instructs us to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. The fellowship that we enjoy with other Christians not only allow us to build bonds and foster friendships but help us to solidify our foundation in Christ.resized

 

Fellowship with those whose spiritual goals are aligned with yours allows for deep, heart connection and community. True Christian fellowship facilitates learning as we experience Christ’s love and guidance in the way it was intended. At Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries, that fellowship is fostered by removing the trappings and distractions of everyday life through discipleship and authentic community living. By surrounding ourselves with songs, scriptures, and testimony of fellow believers we allow ourselves to be reminded of what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8).

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Wilderness ministry, spent in the presence of others, lets followers of Christ to immerse themselves in His love and light, allowing them to grow as Christians.

To learn more about what SROM, and the fellowship experienced within, can do for you, your family, youth group or organization call SROM at 307-755-0642.

Choose from our full list of Wilderness Ministry courses and apply today!

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Embark On A Journey

August 3rd, 2017

New here? Then your interest must have brought you to meet us and we are stoked that you’re here! Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries is a Non-Profit organization that provides wilderness ministry and wilderness leadership courses. If you are interesting in being a part of one of our Wilderness ministry courses, then you will be happy to know that there are several options from which you can choose from!

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Wilderness Discipleship Programs Held in the Most Magnificent Settings

August 3rd, 2017

At Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries, we are blessed to be able to revel in the beauty of God’s creation in some of the most majestic settings in the United States. Our  wilderness ministry programs take place in such awesome places as the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and the spectacular Wind River Range in Wyoming. The sheer magnificence and awe-inspiring splendor of these rich environments are sometimes all that’s needed to help us feel closer to the One who created it all. We choose these glorious atmospheres for our ministry classrooms because of their ability to test our students on spiritual, emotional and physical levels.

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Breathe In & Revitalize Yourself!

July 27th, 2017

In the past we have blogged about how Wilderness Ministry is helpful to set aside distractions in order to better focus on hearing from God. Revitalizing your relationship with God is so often exactly what we need! Life can be stressful, and many of us start to forget about what life is all about. Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries offers a variety of course lengths, including both short and long that can fit into your life style, current season of life or college course credits you may need for your degree!

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Disconnect More Than Just Putting Your Phone on Silent.

July 20th, 2017

In this day and age, we can all see people , ourselves included, talking or texting on cell phones, tablets, computers or other smart gadgets. We understand that technology has come a long way in the past decade, but it often seems that these tools are isolating us more and more from experiencing true connection with those around us. Although technology has amazing attributes to our society, it can be detrimental as well.

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Social media, cell phones, and internet connections can make us feel as if we are connected to others. In reality, we are all suffering from a lack of deep, authentic heart connection to others. Not only have we insulated ourselves against vulnerability in personal relationships, we have distracted ourselves from the most important relationship we can ever experience: our relationship with God. At Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries, you will be able to leave all of your technology behind, and welcome in God without distractions. We have Wilderness Ministry courses for teenagers and adults of all ages. Our courses are perfect for those who are struggling to keep up with the revolving and evolving world around us while keeping God in the forefront. The cool thing is that you don’t need to be a Christian in order to come on a course with SROM! Just know that the core of SROM is Jesus Christ and the mission that He has called us to and that is discipleship and spreading points of light across the world!

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Are you someone who wants to leave technology behind for 7 to 10 days or even longer? We have the perfect solutions for you, your friends and even your entire family. With our wilderness expeditions, you will be able to revitalize your soul and you connection with God, while leaving all of the distracting technology behind. Go ahead and put your trust in God and let Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries help you in resetting your priorities and leaving technology behind.  Check out SROM’s  courses: Click Here!

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Biblical Perspective on Wilderness Ministry

July 13th, 2017

 “Surely God is my salvation;
    I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.”
 With joy you will draw water
    from the wells of salvation.

 In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.”

-Isaiah 12:2-4

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Wild places can be intimidating. And with in that intimidation we are continually humbled in all that we see and experience in the wild places of Gods creation. Where God calls us to he will prepare us, strengthen us and help us! We often put boxes around ourselves and put God in a box as well with what we believe he is capable of doing. But if you look deeper into the wild places both physically and spiritually, you will find yourself all the more blown away and humbled by what The Creator has to offer.

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The Mountains Offer Benefits

July 6th, 2017

We can often easily tell when someone needs medical attention. But what happens when you feel that you need a different type of healing? Spiritual healing is something that so many of us need. At Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries, we’ve seen and experienced radical spiritual healing in the wilderness.

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Accredited by Association of Experiential Education

June 29th, 2017

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We are proud to be accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE), but what does that really mean? AEE strives to enhance the education of students and organizations through experiential learning. For Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries, this means AEE believes we are benefiting Christian ministry by taking you into the wilderness.

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How to Combat Homesickness While On Your Wilderness Journey

June 22nd, 2017

More than once, we’ve had students experience homesickness while on a SROM expedition. It’s not uncommon for students to realize how blessed they are by their friends and families back home, and to wish to be able to communicate parts of their outdoor adventure with their permanent communities. Even some of our instructors will miss loved ones while on course!

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If you begin feeling anxious on your course, remember that homesickness is a sign that you have a loving community that is supporting you. It’s a beautiful thing to have friends and family who you miss sharing life with! But don’t let missing home distract you from the amazing adventure in front of you. Enjoy the moments that you are experiencing and focus on putting one foot in front of the next. Try to be more intentional in connecting with the other people on your course. Part of patience is having a positive attitude. A positive attitude isn’t always the easiest thing but our instructors are there to help you through these feelings providing room for you to speak and process where you’re at on your journey. Function with an attitude of gratitude, and feel the difference that it makes on your trip. You are going to face new challenges and have to experience things that you don’t necessarily agree with, but remember that the way that other people do things isn’t wrong, it’s just different. Keep an open mind about other people’s activities and feelings. Another solid way to cope with homesickness is to keep a journal. Journal about the great things you are experience and the not so great things. Whatever you express in your journal, happy or sad, is shaping you and your experience.

Choose from our full list of Wilderness Ministry courses and apply today!

Have questions? Contact us! We look forward to speaking with you!

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Become More with Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries

June 15th, 2017

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it’.”  – Matthew 16:24-25

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