Outdoor Leadership Ministries

The OLM program equips students with sound judgment, appropriate technical ability and effective teaching to create safe learning environments that nurture spiritual formation. Students participate in wilderness expeditions, challenge courses and camp settings while studying topics like education theory, counseling and child and family development.

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Hear from professors and students about what makes JBU's outdoor leadership ministry program great.

Get Certified

Five Reasons to Study Outdoor Leadership Ministries at JBU

Reason #1

Get Certified

While at JBU students have the opportunity to earn certifications in Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace, Outdoor Leadership and Outdoor Education as a part of their curriculum.

Explore the Wilderness

Five Reasons to Study Outdoor Leadership Ministries at JBU

Reason #2

Explore the Wilderness

JBU students participate in wilderness expeditions as part of their curriculum for wilderness and survival training, search and rescue and first responder training, and team management and leadership training.

Take Cool Classes

Five Reasons to Study Outdoor Leadership Ministries at JBU

Reason #3

Take Cool Classes

OLM students can emphasize in family ministry, worship ministry, leadership, counseling taking classes like critical concerns with adolescents, theology of worship, discipleship and evangelism, and theories of counseling.

Experience Incredible Internships

Five Reasons to Study Outdoor Leadership Ministries at JBU

Reason #4

Experience Incredible Internships

JBU OLM students apply their coursework through internships like working at a camp in the Sequoia National Park or running wilderness trips in northern Wisconsin.

Facilitate Fun

Five Reasons to Study Outdoor Leadership Ministries at JBU

Reason #5

Facilitate Fun

Throughout their four years, students can work as activity and adventure facilitators at New Life Ranch, a nearby camp.

Greg Robinson

Faculty Profile

Greg Robinson

Associate Professor of Outdoor Leadership Ministries

Robinson’s career spans 25 years working in churches, Fortune 500 companies and owning two successful adventure businesses. Robinson likes to read, enjoy a good movie, catch a fish and try unique foods.

Ph.D., The Union Institute & University
M.S., John Brown University
B.A., John Brown University

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