Purpose Statement:

Helping young people gain a deeper experience of Jesus Christ through the outdoors.

Mission Statement:

We believe that Zao Outdoor Ministries can help young people gain a deeper experience of Jesus Christ through the outdoors by guiding them in the areas of Skills Acquisition, Spiritual Transformation and Servant Leadership."

Skills Acquisition - everything from teaching creation care to backpacking skills, kayak skills, wilderness cooking, shelter building, fire starting, navigation, map skills, etc

Spiritual Transformation - through the Word of God and prayer practices. Pointing young people to Jesus Christ as their hope for the future.

 Servant Leadership - Humble, effective, Christ-like leadership skills.