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The Solid Rock Leadership Experience (SRLE) is a partnership between Solid Rock Discipleship, Adventurous Christians, and the Northwest Conference. It is an experience incorporated into a student’s year at Solid Rock Discipleship beginning with an eight-day, immersion leadership experience in the setting of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. During the SRLE students will be given opportunities for both learning about Christian leadership and identifying/forming their own leadership style and gifts. This will be accentuated through the unique dynamics embedded in wilderness canoeing and camping experiences. The students will also begin to form a community which will propel them in working and leading together throughout the rest of their time at Solid Rock. 

Following the 8-day experience, students will be mentored over the course of the year and given opportunities to lead in various ways; Lake Beauty Guest Groups, Lake Beauty Retreats, local youth groups, local churches, and a local elementary school. This will help them formulate further leadership goals and help them discern how to best use their gifts to humbly lead others for the kingdom of God. 


  • Leader of the Half-Day

  • Acclimatization Activities

  • Orienteering Adventures

  • Five Day Canoe Trip

  • Worship

  • Community Life


  • Debriefing and Evaluation

  • Staff Mentoring

  • Team Feedback

  • Team Building

  • Acclimatization

  • Meals and Community Life


  • Worship

  • First and Last Words

  • Journaling

  • Prayer

  • Silence and Reflection 

  • Spiritual Disciplines


  • Biblical Leadership Models

  • Bible Studies

  • Spiritual Disciplines

  • Orienteering Seminar

  • Learning Wilderness Canoe Trip Preparation and Planning

“The Solid Rock Leadership Experience was a great chance for me to go out into nature and be able to see God work not only in my own life, but others too. I liked learning about who I am as a leader, and how I can improve as one too.”                 
                                                                                                -Sam H. ('21)

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