About the Camping Ministry Program
The camping ministry program through the Department of Theology provides foundational preparation for the unique ministry opportunities in Christian retreats and camps. The major combines course work in the theological disciplines, in Christian ministry, and in recreation to provide understanding and background for serving God and others in such specialized forms of Christian ministry. Students in the major and minor are expected to model a lifestyle becoming of a minister of Jesus Christ in covenant with the SAU program. Admission to the major/minor commits the student to a yearly renewal of this covenant through recommendations and review of the student’s campus life, academic performance and ministry activity.
Other programs offered through the Department of Theology include:
- Biblical studies
- Children’s ministry
- Missions (minor)
- Pastoral ministry
- Theological studies
- Urban ministry
- Youth ministry
Why should you choose SAU’s camping ministry program?
Like other ministry programs offered at SAU, the camping ministry program helpfully integrates academic and experiential learning, so that the theoretical bases of ministry are linked to practical skills. The student is required to do vocational exploration in ministry (through class and service experience) as well as regular engagement in the field during summer vacation.
All ministry programs in the Department of Theology offer a creative blend of solid academics, practical ministry training and application and spiritual formation.