Bachelor’s Degree In Christian Leadership And Church Ministries Camp And Outdoor Adventure Leadership
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Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 21, 2023
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Spend a Lifetime Leading Others to Christ with a Degree in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership (COAL)

Does the idea of using God’s Word to make an impact on the lives of young people excite you? If so, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Christian leadership and church ministries: camp and outdoor adventure leadership may be the right fit for you. This program will allow you to use the fun and joy of camp life to lead youth to Christ.

As you pursue this degree, you’ll see how a unique and fulfilling career in leadership of camps and outdoor adventure activities can be. You’ll receive the knowledge and practice you need to pursue a career as camp or ministry director, coordinator, or in fields like camp media, marketing, and administration.

So what are you waiting for? The field of ministry needs people like you who are passionate about reaching the next generation with God’s Word. We’re going to partner with you to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to pursue your calling in this field.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Degree?

When you pursue your degree with us, you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive challenging and up-to-date coursework, professional training, vast resources, and experiential learning opportunities.

If you’re wondering what our favorite resource is, it’s our professors. These men and women are highly training professionals with life experience working in ministries, camps, and youth from a Christ-centered perspective. Plus, they’ve all received doctorate degrees in their field, or they’re currently working on it. And most importantly, they’re excited about passing on their knowledge and expertise to you as you pursue your calling.

Another great thing about this degree is the opportunity for experience through the required church ministry practicum. You’ll have the opportunity to intern with churches and nonprofit organizations locally, nationally, or abroad, not to mention the state-of-the-art equipment you can use to practice teaching, preaching, and discipleship skills.

What Will You Learn in Our Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Degree?

At Liberty, our goal with every degree we offer is to equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to excel in your chosen career field. By earning this degree, you’ll get the foundation you need to be a Champion for Christ in ministry, no matter what role you end up taking.

Our Christian leadership and church ministries major provides the practical training you need to know what it takes to be a leader in the church. Some of the topics you’ll study include apologetics, hermeneutics, business law, nonprofit management, church ministry, leadership skills, and theology.

With your concentration in camp and outdoor adventure leadership, you’ll get the knowledge you need to excel in camp ministries from courses like:

  • Christian Camp: Site Planning and Design
  • Foundations and Programming Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Introduction to Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Legal Issues in Camp Ministry
  • Special Topics in Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

CHMN 201 – Introduction to Church Ministries

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A practical study of church ministry with emphasis given to the following: biblical foundation, philosophy of ministry, and various areas of ministry
  • The ministry is considered as a calling and a career

CHMN 360 – Foundations in Ministry Programming

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Budgeting
  • Calendar planning
  • Developing a philosophy of ministry
  • Leadership development
  • Ministry assessment
  • Safety issues
  • The foundational components of church ministries programming

CHMN 447 – Discipleship in Church Ministries

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An investigation of the factors which influence spiritual development
  • Exploring the biblical and theological foundations for discipleship
  • Making application to the discipleship process

CLED 365 – The Personal Life of a Leader

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to examine the life of the leader
  • How to develop individual leadership skills
  • The ordering of one’s private world
  • The personal character of the leader
  • Becoming a leader that lasts

CLED 425 – Ethical Issues in Christian Leadership

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Leadership principles and practices
  • Biblically-based spiritual dynamics
  • Ethical issues that require thoughtful consideration when it comes to participation, procedure, and practice

Degree Information


Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Leadership Degree

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over $1 million and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

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Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership Graduates

  • Camp coordinator
  • Camp media/marketing ministry
  • Camp director
  • Church administration
  • Ministry director

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.