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7/7 Ministry Leaders Adventure

“After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.”

Are you tired from the crowds? Are you seeking vision and direction for you and your ministry? We invite you to experience the antidote Jesus used–leaving the crowds and going to the mountains to pray.


We get how draining and lonely it can be in ministry. Jesus also knew how important it was to have others beside him praying so you too will be surrounded by other ministry leaders that can encourage you and understand the unique challenges of being a ministry leader. As you gain physical perspective, you will come to gain a new perspective for your whole life.


Course details at a glance.

April 26-May 4, 2021

Arrive: 8 am | Depart: 5 pm





Grand Canyon

Academic Credit


Essential Eligibility

Skill Level: Beginner Friendly

There are no prerequisites for this course except a desire to learn and grow. We will teach you the skills of rock climbing and backpacking, including the essential backcountry skills of gourmet cooking and using the bathroom in the wilderness.

Physical Ability:

  • Carry a backpack 40-60% of your body weight, hiking 4-8 miles a day on the backpacking section
  • Hike and camp at elevations of 8,000 ft. and up
  • Long days, often up at 6am and in bed at 9pm

We understand the physical requirements may be overwhelming, but we find most people can train and do great. We provide a training plan to help you be physically prepared for your trip so you can succeed and have the most fun.

Major Skills Learned


We would be happy to chat. Call (307) 755-0642 or email admissions@srom.org.


An overview of what to expect on course.


You will meet your leaders at the St. George shuttle station in St. George, Utah.  The day will start with a brief orientation as you get to know your leaders and team members. We will issue any gear you need and lead you in packing your pack before heading out.


From From St. George you will travel to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. There you will see the majestic Grand Canyon, beautiful desert landscapes, wildflowers, and incredible starlit skies in some of the finest wilderness areas in North America. We will teach you the technical outdoor skills to thrive in the desert, learning things such as campsite selection, route finding, and navigation.

In this section, you will also get an extended time to reflect and spend time alone with God on a solo. The lessons will build upon each other.

A Typical Backpacking Day:
(times are estimates and will vary)
6:00 AM – Breakfast: cook breakfast with your cook group
8:30 AM: Pack-up camp and head to your next campsite
Noon – Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a scenic spot on the trail
3:00 PM: Get to your new campsite and setup camp
4:00 PM: Time Alone with God (TAG), typically 1hr, and/or teaching.
5:00 PM – Dinner: Make a tasty dinner with your cook group
7:00 PM: Family Time – debrief day, worship, and devotional/teaching
9:00 PM: Bedtime

Special Days:

  • Solo

Returning to St. George, you will de-issue group gear and rented gear before showering. Officially closing the course, you will be awarded with a course completion certificate. Afterwards, teams often go out for a celebratory dinner* at a local restaurant.

*This meal is not covered by SROM as it is outside of the official course. However, it is a good thing to plan for.


Get a glimpse into the experience.


Testimonies of Transformation

Hear what others experienced.

“This was a life changing experience. The lack of a judgemental, but rather life giving environment was set by our leaders and made a huge difference.”


Christian Life Church

“After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.”

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Applications March 1st–26th


Applications after March 26th.


We would be happy to answer any questions you have. Ask away below or call (307) 755-0642.

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