The Internal Battle Surrounding Value
Being in the Civil Air Patrol didn’t help either with ranks and specialties being earned through performance. Hard work got me a long ways in both areas and I naturally assumed this was applicable in all areas of life. Coming to Explore I soon realized I was not the best and not everyone else was. I soon had people grouped into two categories: those who should be here and those who shouldn’t. These groupings changed how I treated people. I either respected them or I ignored them.
After climbing rotation I began to realize my values were all messed up. After failing during climbing specialization I finally understood that I valued myself and others wrong. I’m still learning but, as of now I value people based on their effort. I still tend to value myself based on results but, I’m working to change it.
Truth Vs. Lies
During climbing specialization, I did not think that I had the ability to do a certain climb. Tim (one of my awesome instructors) saw my fear but also saw through my fear to a lie that I was believing. He knew that I had the ability to do the climb and spoke truth into my life by telling me that. At that moment I believed him, gave the climb my full effort, and made it to the top.
What Does it Mean to Be a Leader Anyway?
Outdoor Leadership (Explore)
Deep discipleship and rigorous leadership development lie at the heart of our highly experiential outdoor leadership program.
Explore provides an environment that empowers people to lead and influence others for the Kingdom of God. Through wilderness-based team adventures, integrated biblical education and real leadership opportunities, students will discover more about who God is and their role in His redemptive work.
Building off of their first year experience, second year students have the opportunity to dive deeper into their understanding who God is by expanding their own leadership capacity, academic biblical studies, and advancing in their own outdoor skills with an emphasis on becoming “excellent, Kingdom-focused outdoor instructors.