Outdoor Adventure Leadership Concentration

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Coordinator: Beth Seversen

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership (OAL) concentration is designed for current camp ministry professionals. It focuses on missional leadership and evangelism for camp contexts. It takes 4+ years to complete part time. 

In addition to normal M.A. degree program entry requirements, one year of appropriate experience in OAL work as certified by the Director of the Evangelism and Leadership Degree program is required prior to taking the initial CFM core course at HoneyRock. The courses required for the concentration are:

  • CFM 563
  • CFM 662
  • CFM 663
  • and CFM 664

These courses are taken at HoneyRock and each runs for a two weeks. HoneyRock room and board cost $130 per week, in addition to the cost of tuition. The entry course for this concentration is CFM 563; the remaining concentration courses may be taken over a two-year span. Non-OAL students can register for HoneyRock courses only by permission from the Evangelism and Leadership OAL Coordinator.

In order to receive the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership degree, students will also take 24 semester hours of Evangelism and Leadership courses on the Wheaton College campus, through week-long intensives and occasional online courses if desired. Costs for taking the week-long courses on campus include tuition and additional costs for room and board, which can be found at minimal expense. Courses include EVAN 526, 534 (or substitute approved by the Program Coordinator), 542, 545, 559, 573, INTR 691 (0-credit forum for residential full-time students only), 692, and one Biblical and Theological Studies Requirement Category I course.

A fall start date is recommended for the Evangelism and Leadership OAL program. However exceptions may be made on an individual basis and requests should be made in writing to the OAL Coordinator at beth.seversen@wheaton.edu

 

Please view the links below for the Part Time Cohort schedules beginning in Fall 2014.

 

 



 Cohort 1 Full Time Residential
Start Date: January 1, 2014

Semester

 Dates     

 Course

 Instructor

Course Type    

Fall 2014

October (2 weeks, dates TBA)

CFM 662: Theology/Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive
Spring 2015 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 542: Church: Models and Movements (4) Richardson Intensive
April (2 weeks, dates TBA) 
CFM 663: Leadership Development in Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive

Fall 2015

September (2 weeks, TBA)

CFM 664: Wilderness Programming (4) TBA Intensive
Spring 2016 January (Jan Term, 3 days) EVAN 534: Global Apologetics (2) Richardson

Intensive

 January (Jan term, 3 days) EVAN 573: Evangelistic Research (2) Richardson   Intensive
 February (2 weeks, dates TBA) CFM 563: Church and Outdoor Ministry (4) TBA   Intensive 
 Spring 2018

January TBA (Jan term, one week)

EVAN 526: Gospel- Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal (4) Richardson  Intensive 
 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 559: Organizational and Change Leadership (4)  TBA  Intensive
Summer (any time during the 3 years- one week) or January term 2019  July (TBA, one week) or January (Jan term, one week)  BITH 565/566/576: Theology, Biblical Hermeneutics or Christian History (4)   TBA  Intensive

 Cohort 1 Full Time Residential
Start Date: January 1, 2014

Semester

 Dates     

 Course

 Instructor

Course Type    

Fall 2014

October (2 weeks, dates TBA)

CFM 662: Theology/Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive
Spring 2015 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 542: Church: Models and Movements (4) Richardson Intensive
April (2 weeks, dates TBA) 
CFM 663: Leadership Development in Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive

Fall 2015

September (2 weeks, TBA)

CFM 664: Wilderness Programming (4) TBA Intensive
Spring 2016 January (Jan Term, 3 days) EVAN 534: Global Apologetics (2) Richardson

Intensive

 January (Jan term, 3 days) EVAN 573: Evangelistic Research (2) Richardson   Intensive
 February (2 weeks, dates TBA) CFM 563: Church and Outdoor Ministry (4) TBA   Intensive 
 Spring 2018

January TBA (Jan term, one week)

EVAN 526: Gospel- Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal (4) Richardson  Intensive 
 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 559: Organizational and Change Leadership (4)  TBA  Intensive
Summer (any time during the 3 years- one week) or January term 2019  July (TBA, one week) or January (Jan term, one week)  BITH 565/566/576: Theology, Biblical Hermeneutics or Christian History (4)   TBA  Intensive

Coordinator: Beth Seversen

The Outdoor and Adventure Leadership (OAL) concentration is designed for current camp ministry professionals. It focuses on missional leadership and evangelism for camp contexts. It takes 4+ years to complete part time. 

In addition to normal M.A. degree program entry requirements, one year of appropriate experience in OAL work as certified by the Director of the Evangelism and Leadership Degree program is required prior to taking the initial CFM core course at HoneyRock. The courses required for the concentration are:

  • CFM 563
  • CFM 662
  • CFM 663
  • and CFM 664

These courses are taken at HoneyRock and each runs for a two weeks. HoneyRock room and board cost $130 per week, in addition to the cost of tuition. The entry course for this concentration is CFM 563; the remaining concentration courses may be taken over a two-year span. Non-OAL students can register for HoneyRock courses only by permission from the Evangelism and Leadership OAL Coordinator.

In order to receive the Masters in Evangelism and Leadership degree, students will also take 24 semester hours of Evangelism and Leadership courses on the Wheaton College campus, through week-long intensives and occasional online courses if desired. Costs for taking the week-long courses on campus include tuition and additional costs for room and board, which can be found at minimal expense. Courses include EVAN 526, 534 (or substitute approved by the Program Coordinator), 542, 545, 559, 573, INTR 691 (0-credit forum for residential full-time students only), 692, and one Biblical and Theological Studies Requirement Category I course.

A fall start date is recommended for the Evangelism and Leadership OAL program. However exceptions may be made on an individual basis and requests should be made in writing to the OAL Coordinator at beth.seversen@wheaton.edu

 

Please view the links below for the Part Time Cohort schedules beginning in Fall 2014.

 

 



 Cohort 1 Full Time Residential
Start Date: January 1, 2014

Semester

 Dates     

 Course

 Instructor

Course Type    

Fall 2014

October (2 weeks, dates TBA)

CFM 662: Theology/Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive
Spring 2015 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 542: Church: Models and Movements (4) Richardson Intensive
April (2 weeks, dates TBA) 
CFM 663: Leadership Development in Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive

Fall 2015

September (2 weeks, TBA)

CFM 664: Wilderness Programming (4) TBA Intensive
Spring 2016 January (Jan Term, 3 days) EVAN 534: Global Apologetics (2) Richardson

Intensive

 January (Jan term, 3 days) EVAN 573: Evangelistic Research (2) Richardson   Intensive
 February (2 weeks, dates TBA) CFM 563: Church and Outdoor Ministry (4) TBA   Intensive 
 Spring 2018

January TBA (Jan term, one week)

EVAN 526: Gospel- Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal (4) Richardson  Intensive 
 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 559: Organizational and Change Leadership (4)  TBA  Intensive
Summer (any time during the 3 years- one week) or January term 2019  July (TBA, one week) or January (Jan term, one week)  BITH 565/566/576: Theology, Biblical Hermeneutics or Christian History (4)   TBA  Intensive

 Cohort 1 Full Time Residential
Start Date: January 1, 2014

Semester

 Dates     

 Course

 Instructor

Course Type    

Fall 2014

October (2 weeks, dates TBA)

CFM 662: Theology/Practice of Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive
Spring 2015 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 542: Church: Models and Movements (4) Richardson Intensive
April (2 weeks, dates TBA) 
CFM 663: Leadership Development in Outdoor Ministry (4) Ribbe Intensive

Fall 2015

September (2 weeks, TBA)

CFM 664: Wilderness Programming (4) TBA Intensive
Spring 2016 January (Jan Term, 3 days) EVAN 534: Global Apologetics (2) Richardson

Intensive

 January (Jan term, 3 days) EVAN 573: Evangelistic Research (2) Richardson   Intensive
 February (2 weeks, dates TBA) CFM 563: Church and Outdoor Ministry (4) TBA   Intensive 
 Spring 2018

January TBA (Jan term, one week)

EVAN 526: Gospel- Theological Perspectives on Evangelism and Renewal (4) Richardson  Intensive 
 March (Spring Break Course) EVAN 559: Organizational and Change Leadership (4)  TBA  Intensive
Summer (any time during the 3 years- one week) or January term 2019  July (TBA, one week) or January (Jan term, one week)  BITH 565/566/576: Theology, Biblical Hermeneutics or Christian History (4)   TBA  Intensive