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We believe in doing ministry on God's home turf. WestBack is a discipleship ministry that takes people into the great outdoors to explore who God made us to be.


2023 BACKPACKING

coming soon!


Click here for the list of required equipment



    September 3-5, 2022 WPC Peak Climb to Cloud Peak, Wyoming

This strenuous but rewarding trek to the 13,167' summit of Cloud Peak, the highest peak in the Bighorn Mountains, is open to all who are reasonably fit for such a trek. THIS TRIP IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK AGAIN FOR FUTURE TRIPS!



                                               PEAK TREK GEAR LIST



Check out our 2020 backpacking trip Video



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!





WestBack has been recognized as a Best Outdoor Program by the Wilderness Ministry Institute! Click the badge at the top of the page to find out more!


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Links to articles:

Why We Leave Cell Phones Behind: 

 https://blog.nols.edu/2019/07/01/unplug

What to Wear Backpacking:

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-clothes.html

Expedition Behavior:

https://blog.theclymb.com/out-there/expedition-behavior-what-it-is-and-how-to-foster-it/


Links to sites:

Wilderness Ministry Institute https://wildernessministry.org/

Yellowstone Theological Institute

https://yellowstonetheology.org/

Outdoors Leaders (Dr. Ashley Denton)

https://outdoorleaders.com/