Westminster believes in doing ministry on God's home turf. To do so, we've launched a discipleship ministry that takes people into the great outdoors to explore who God made us to be.
The WestBack 2020 backpacking season is complete, but we look forward to a number of activities this fall and winter (dates and times TBD)
-RAPID CITY CLEANUP WEEK (HANSEN-LARSON TRAIL CLEAN-UP)
-TRAIL GUIDE MINISTRY TRAINING
-MOUNTAIN MUSIC & PANCAKE FEED
-WESTBACK CHALLENGE CREW
5-day trips only $100!
Registration begins April 1, 2021:
-2021 WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL BACKPACKING TRIP
-2021 YOUNG LIFE BOYS BACKPACKING TRIP
-2021 YOUNG LIFE GIRLS BACKPACKING TRIP
Check out our 2019 trip video below...
What We Do:
Safely and effectively introduce people to Jesus Christ and help people grow in their faith through guided outdoor adventures.
What We Believe:
Throughout history, God has used the wilderness as a special place for transformation. The Bible indicates that God's strategy for developing faith has often involved wilderness experiences. God led His people Israel through the wilderness to reveal Himself to them and to show them His plan for their lives and nation. Jesus used the storm-tossed seas to reveal to His disciples their lack of faith and His power and faithfulness. Jesus also modeled true community through a focused, intentional, close-contact ministry - He traveled, slept, ate, taught, served, suffered, and lived with His disciples for extended times.
These experiences were an integral part of God’s design for apprenticeship. While God has not changed, today in our increasingly urbanized world many people are less able to experience the transformational potential of wilderness. The goal of WestBack is to re-emphasize this ancient apprenticing method which God used to produce leaders such as Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Ruth, Jacob, David, Peter, James, John and Paul. Each of them were profoundly called and shaped by God in the wilderness. Outdoor and adventure experiences provide an incredible opportunity to help us make the real-life connection from knowing biblical truth to living out the truth. The end isn't adventure. It is simply a means to the much more important end of knowing Jesus Christ and experiencing the best adventure of all: following Him in all aspects of our lives!