BIBLE SCHOOL FOCUS#5
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Fraser valley is known for iconic peaks, world-class skiing, and loads of outdoor adventure. Timberline may be a Bible school, but we love to explore and play hard as well! Built into our program is various outdoor activities that give the student body opportunities to explore Colorado, get physically active, grow in community, and learn new aspects of God's character.
Summiting provides beautiful views, pushing physical limits, and plenty of good conversation
Every adventure ties to a profound truth about Christ and who he made us to be
Our bi-weekly outdoor adventure program is called OESF--Outdoor Education for Spiritual Formation. We believe that actively experiencing God's handiwork shapes our connection and relationship with the Creator. While hiking, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hockey, and volleyball is super fun, adventure is even more significant when we learn how to worship and connect with the God who makes it all possible.
We push students with a mix of challenging adventures and more laid-back experiences, so everyone will find themselves out of their comfort zone at some point through the year. It is beautiful to see the student body come alongside and support each other, encouraging those struggling and tapping into hidden skills their classmates possess. This emphasizes a profound truth that applies to the Christian life as a whole: the body of Christ is made of unique parts that are designed to work together in unity.
The annual adventure race has teams of students race through the local area doing various activities that use the skills of every member
Our guided outdoor adventures differ each week. Students get to take part in activities including but not limited to rock climbing, broom ball, hockey, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, canyoneering, and intro to avalanche training.
A team of students participate in an avalanche rescue drill in the mountain pass close to Timberline, raising awareness of backcountry dangers and getting familiar with recue equipment
One of the highlights of the year is our week-long camping trip to Moab, Utah. Each day we rotate through adventures like mountain biking, canyoneering, hiking, and floating the Colorado River. Mornings and evenings are spent around the campfire-turned-classroom, studying a book in the old Testament and enjoying sweet fellowship under the stars.
During our Moab trip we hike in Arches National park, viewing iconic sights as well as some hidden gems!
"For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse."