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The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration is designed for current camp ministry professionals, as well as those looking for excellent training to launch them into this and other leadership fields.  There are four ways to experience this excellent and life shaping training:

Explore Camp Ministry - Yearlong Ministry Service Team

If you are interested in outdoor, adventure or camp ministry but are not yet ready to commit to a full degree or career track, then this program is for you. Spend up to a full year receiving valuable leadership training and experience in program and work roles at HoneyRock, while you are closely mentored by our professional staff.

Equip Your Calling—2-year Residential M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry

This is a two-year residential program in which students live at HoneyRock and have a crucial role in all aspects of the ministry there.  It provides students with the opportunity to gain experience, integrate classroom learning with practice, and be part of a vibrant camp community.  Engagement in this learning community will transform you as a person while preparing you for diverse leadership roles, including as a professional for the global Christian camp and outdoor adventure movement. 

Engage Your Calling—2-year Graduate Assistantship while earning an M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry

The Graduate Assistantship program is designed for camp practitioners who want to remain engaged at their camps while earning a Master of Arts in Christian Formation and Ministry through Wheaton College Graduate School. Some of the classes are offered to remote sites via teleconference programming while others are conveniently scheduled in 1 to 2 week intensive residential formats at HoneyRock or at Wheaton’s campus. Graduate Assistants thus continue working at their camps, while also engaging their academic cohorts in face-to-face fellowship and interaction. 

HoneyRock, Outdoor Center for Leadership Development runs a vibrant Graduate Assistantship program for its staff. Only a limited number of these challenging but highly rewarding positions are available, and they require demonstrated leadership competencies. Most Apprentices work between 20-25 hours per week during the school year (September through April) and have seasonal staff roles in the summer (May through August).

Advance your Calling—multi-year modular Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership

This program is especially designed for individuals who want to expand their ministry skills and thinking while continuing to serve in their fields and workplaces. With a missional leadership and evangelism focus, and the Evangelism and Leadership degree is designed to equip leaders to think critically and act creatively to embody and communicate the gospel in our contemporary multi - ethnic world. Students take courses one week at a time several times a year either in the Evangelism and Leadership department at the Wheaton College Campus, or at HoneyRock.  With the modular format, it takes 3-4 years to complete the degree.


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