Bachelor of arts in ministry:
Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Outdoor Leadership
Four Year Program (120 Credits)
Also available as a 1 Year Certificate and a 2 Year Diploma
Courses revolve around:
Through study and service you will gain a better understanding of your personal leadership style, personality traits, spiritual gifts, teamwork, and conflict management.
Outdoor Leadership: In Depth
Match your interests and gifts to the major that best suits you!
Through Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (BAM) you can build your confidence to minister in any environment, with an in-depth knowledge of the Bible and practical leadership skills to do ministry while equipping others for ministry.
Students entering this program will begin with the Explore Certificate in Wilderness & Leadership program.
The Outdoor Leadership Program is:
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology (45 credits)
Arts & Sciences (36 credits)
Outdoor Leadership (33 credits)
General Electives (6 credits)
For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.
Dennis and Hannah Landon Program Coordinator
“After working at a Bible Camp in Alaska. I left wanting to lead an outdoor ministry, and thinking I’d go back to Alaska. I came to Explore in order to get experience and training. I never dreamt how God would use professors, mentors, friends and adventures to shape and prepare me to work in my field – but more importantly, to transform my life. I received the knowledge, training, and experience necessary to lead an outdoor ministry program, although it turned out to be here rather than Alaska! I love working with our students to help them realize their visions for how God will use this training in their lives.” - Hannah
My program is a place where God can train you. Come and see what God can prepare you for.
Our students can, and have, pursued opportunities in the following:
Ice Climbing in Box Canyon
Rock Climbing at Abraham Slabs
Deep powder for backcountry skiing in the Canadian Rockies
Purple Team! (2016-2017)
Powering through the Rapids on the North Saskatchewan
A day of climbing at Issac's waterfall
Beginners to Experts are welcome...learning how to ski in Hidden Bowl
Crossing the Creek in Tibet (Optional Spring Course)
Getting ready for some awesome skiing in Banff National Park
Cruising down the White Rabbit Trail
Class time in Kootenay plains
On the river during 3 day Canoe training rotation
Hiking in the Mountains
Mountain Biking during the 3 day skills rotation
Orange Team touring up to find some good skiing
The North Saskatchewan River
Backpacking in the Himalayans
Fish Lake- the home of Frontier Lodge
Inside the Loft at Prairie- a perfect student hangout and homework area
Parable Place- where several first year classes take place
Atrium- coffee, homework, hangout
Explore is an educator’s dream. Students have the chance to learn new ideas, put them into practice under stress, reflect, and then try again. When we teach people about leadership, people skills, working in teams… this is exactly the kind of environment we love to use.
Explore is an outstanding program! What a great opportunity for young people to push their physical limits and delve into their faith while learning important leadership skills for life and work. All done in an open and supportive environment in some of the most beautiful places on the planet.