Counselling and Content Training, February 13-16 2014
Preparing the heart and the mind for Alpinis Outdoor Challenge camps – a group of approximately twenty youth leaders and guides met at Alpinis to share and learn together about how to best minister to youth on outdoor camps. A core group of guides are involved in this work since 2008, they led most of the seminars. Jon Hoppin and Thomas Haines from Wilderness Ministry Institute, CO, USA did part of the teaching stressing the importance of ‘full spectrum youth ministry’ – being an outdoor guide is a challenge as much at home in a discipleship lifestyle with youth as during a camp. It was exciting to share this vision with new youth leaders from Novi Sad, Serbia and from Brasov and a few other Romanian churches. Just as Christ used the wilderness to teach and form his disciples we believe this continues to be an excellent tool at hand to most of us for sharing the Gospel and for changing lives.