Debriefing at Sam’s


Discovery Ministries provides specialized training for educators, leaders, missions teams and students.

Outdoor-Ed     --Skills and Credit--

  •     Earn college credit
  •     Learn interpersonal skills (Conflict Management, Reflective Listening, MBTI)
  •     Learn technical skills (Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness Medicine, Cave Rescue, Search and Rescue)

Internship    --Depth of Training-- 
DM internships train christian leaders to be dynamic in groups, tough under pressure, and competent making difficult decisions. DM interns develop skill and understanding in group dynamics, group facilitation, experiential teaching techniques, and experiential philosophy while learning technical outdoor skills within a team.

Missions      --Equipping for the Journey-- 
Crossing cultures will test your resolve, thrust you into the unfamiliar, and expose your true heart.  Why not do a trial run with Discovery Ministries so when you face the real fire you won’t get burned!  Our instructors include veteran mission workers who are passionate about training teams to thrive in cross cultural evangelism. Missions teams are eligible for discounts up to 20% off.

Leah Fuller

Leah Fuller, Senior Instructor & Scheduler

WMA Wilderness First Responder, ACA River Instructor, B.A. in Religion & Philosophy and Mathematics from Ottawa University

Interests: frisbee golf, bluegrass music , mountain biking

I think challenge is something that pushes you beyond what you're used to or what you think you can do. It is something that requires added effort or skill, beyond what would be normal; maybe even outside help. It pushes us to our limits, sometimes even further than what we think our limits are! It teaches us by making us rely on outside help, or find something within us we didn't know was there. - Participant from Ozark Christian College Challenge Expedition
By not knowing the trails or the itinerary or the plan, I must live out the week not day by day but moment by moment. It reminded me of the Psalmist "thy Word is a light unto my path". Sometimes God only reveals our journey a few steps at a time. Like night hiking with flashlights. But we are together and we have our daily bread and we have our maps and compasses and we have God that is enough. - Steve Johnson, YM, Osage Hills Christian Church, OK
My group has now returned home from a seven and half day wilderness trip and I am grateful for the ministry you have provided my students. Our experience was full of difficulty and challenges. Facing the unique challenges of the wilderness is hard but provides the perfect illustration that great experiences and growth don’t come easy. As students come home and face overwhelming temptation they will also continue to make the connection that resisting sin will bring joy and blessing in their life. - Dillon Ferguson, Wilderness Trip Sponsor
Even if it took a little time to warm up to it, the trip turned out to be a wonderful experience, designed in part to bring us closer as families, as a team, to inspire and motivate leadership (and follower-ship) in each of us, and to provide a sort of real-life 'laboratory' where we could work through issues like stress and frustration -- things we will no doubt deal with when we get overseas. - Missionary with Team Expansion after a DM Missions Training