Lifelines provides quality outdoor and experiential learning opportunities to help students grow personally, professionally and spiritually. Lifelines experiences are life changing and gives participant’s valuable tools needed for life.
Have you ever been lost? Unable to finds your way, bewildered as to place and direction. This describes a majority of people today and often defines college students. Internally we know we need a guide. Not someone to tell us where to go but someone who will listen, ask good questions and help us explore the next steps. We also know that some of the most important lessons we need to learn will only come through experiences that impact our heart not just our head.
Lifelines uses the outdoor experience in order to help students grow in relationship with God, in relationship with each other, in character and leadership. Lifelines staff act as spiritual guides who work to find out where students are at and help point the way to a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
The outdoors is a neutral meeting ground and a great place for students to see God in all that he as made. Psalms 19:1,2 tells us, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”
Lifelines resource teams are set up to be teams of experts that can help resource the larger ministry of Cru, formally know as Campus Crusade for Christ. These resource teams are set up with the ability to travel to different campus to minister or bring students to there location where they are surrounded by outdoor resources. One of the things Lifelines does best is to help open doors to different groups on campus for Cru staff to minister to. It is hard to turn down a free trip white-water rafting or rock climbing. Through a whole day of experiences relationships are formed that spiritual journey’s often started.
Another area of focus is to provide leadership development for the ministry of Cru. Lifelines will be involved in training campus directors, helping STINT (short term international trips) leaders understand how to facilitate groups and deal with team conflict.
We believe full spectrum of ministry includes wilderness experiences and process learning. This type of ministry was used often by Jesus himself with his disciples. These Lifelines resource teams will help give students from cities like Boston to those in your back yard the opportunity to experience God and learn from life.