Christian Formation and Ministry - Outdoor and Adventure Leadership

This two-year residential Outdoor and Adventure Leadership concentration is designed for those looking for excellent training to launch them into diverse leadership roles, including as a professional in the global Christian camp and outdoor adventure movement.


Living at HoneyRock

This is a two-year residential program in which students live and work at HoneyRock and have a crucial role in all aspects of the ministry.

Opportunities to serve in different program and operations roles at the Center will enable the integration of coursework with real ministry opportunities. Students will be able to gain experience, integrate classroom learning with practice, and be part of a vibrant camp community. Living at HoneyRock as part of the ministering and learning community will allow for on going walk-alongside discipleship. Engagement in this learning community will transform you as a person while preparing you for diverse leadership roles. Special permission is required to live off campus.

M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry

Christian Formation and Ministry focuses on transformational whole person development through ministry leadership, teaching and programming. All Christian Formation and Ministry core courses are offered to remote sites via teleconference or in 1 to 2 week intensives at HoneyRock or Wheaton’s campus. Courses include:

  • Personal Spiritual Formation
  • Bible in Ministry
  • Ministry in Culture
  • Human Development and Research for Ministry
  • Teaching for Transformation
  • History of Philosophy of Ministry
  • Christian Theology

See more information on the Outdoor and Adventure Leadership degree requirements and course sequence.

Graduate Assistantship Position

You can experience the role of Christian camp in the mission of the church as a Graduate Assistant. You will learn how you can provide biblical and spiritual guidance and to help others grow closer to God and understand His calling and giftedness for their life.

Students who currently work at a CCCA camp can also participate in a Graduate Assistantship position at their own camp through the CCCA affiliation.  

Application Process

We invite you to visit Graduate School Admissions for details on how to apply. You may also request information from the Wheaton College Graduate School. Please keep in mind the application deadlines as you plan.

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