Ministry Leaders Course



Are you a pastor, ministry leader, elder in your church, or a missionary? Then this wilderness course is for you! This course is designed for those who are pouring their lives into their communities to be discipled in the wilderness. This is an opportunity for ministry leaders to experience discipleship and learn new leadership skills in the wilderness.


Jesus often took himself and his disciples into wild places to meet with God to be renewed and engage in authentic relationship with each other and with the Father, to teach and raise up leaders of the faith, and to just be present.


This course is an opportunity to learn and grow as a disciple of Christ through experiencing the love of God, the grace of Jesus and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and your fellow harvesters.


Join our experienced ministry staff for a transformational time to grow as a disciple of Christ and increase your impact for His Kingdom.




The 7 day Ministry Leaders course will occur in the iconic Grand Canyon National Park. Grand Canyon National Park is one of the majestic places of the southwest United States. You will travel the less frequented North Rim of the park. Due to few visitors and less development, the North Rim area is remote. It is common to travel for many days, even weeks, and not encounter another visitor.


This area of the Grand Canyon will not disappoint! The course will specifically visit the renowned Thunder River/Tapeats Creek and Deer Creek region of the North Rim.  This area is particularly stunning because of the unusual abundance of fresh flowing water. The water allows for tremendous biodiversity and beauty amidst the austere yet magnificent desert landscape. This is a truly remarkable place to spend time outside for a week.  For many outdoor enthusiasts this would be a “bucket list” trip.  


You will see towering canyons, beautiful creeks and streams, wildflowers, and incredible starlit skies in some of the finest wilderness areas in North America. And each day will be an opportunity to grow closer to the Creator through experiencing the majesty of His creation. There will be time to worship as a group and time to step away and quietly abide at the feet of Jesus. This course is designed to start practicing “Jesus Rhythms” and as the Body of Christ as His disciples in today’s world.


In scripture, we see Jesus withdraw away from the crowds and His ministry to have that time of intimacy with God the Father. Only after these times of retreating to the wilderness did Jesus and his disciples return to ministry refreshed and renewed by spending that time with the Father. It is this pattern that Jesus modeled that will be practiced each day on the trail, with your fellow laborers, and in camp.




You will travel through these iconic canyons and learn outdoor skills, such as campsite selection, backcountry cooking, reading topographic maps, and route finding. These unique wilderness experiences will create opportunities to develop outdoor skills and experience spiritual growth in many ways. Throughout the course you will receive fresh perspectives, gain new insights, and grow in your relationship with the Lord. God truly uses His creation to make His invisible qualities known.


This course is available to individuals 21 years and older currently serving in a leadership role for their church, ministry, or on the mission field. No outdoor experience is required to participate in this course. The only prerequisite is a willing heart and a humble spirit hungry for more of Jesus. SROM provides all of your technical and group equipment, so come as you are and be transformed and refreshed by your time with the Lord in His wilderness.




Course Considerations

Though this course is designed for all skill levels, it is important to be aware of the demands and challenges you may face. Listed below are some items to keep in mind when preparing for this course or considering signing up for this course:

Learning Objectives


Ministry Leaders will participate in outdoor and adventure activities as a team and a community while engaging in a “Jesus Rhythm” of withdrawing into intimacy with the Father. Spiritual growth will come as the group discusses the lessons learned each day creating opportunities for vulnerability, breakthrough, and authentic community.  The arc between each lesson learned and the practical application to life becomes a catalyst for revelation and change.  Our prayer is that this experience will lead to a renewed identity in Christ, confidence in your calling, restored relationships with family and peers, and leadership development.


Skills covered on the Ministry Leaders course include (but are not limited to) the following:


Day 1: Pre-course planning, organization, and introductions.

Day 2-8: Backpacking section in deep wilderness environment

Day 9: Post course debrief and celebration



Course Details

  • Location: St. George, UT
  • Age: 21+
  • Tuition (per person): $1200

Select a Date and Come Join Us!

2020 Apr 26 – May 04

Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries is a permittee of Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks; Medicine Bow/Routt, Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Kaibab National Forests; Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument; Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. SROM is an equal opportunity service provider. © 2019. All rights reserved.