by Public Relations Office
Cedarville, OhioGerry Caillouet, host and producer of the nationally-syndicated radio program "God's Great Outdoors," sees a huge unrecognized mission field in America. The West Milton resident says that more than 50 percent of Americans enjoy outdoor recreation activities, such as fishing, hunting, shooting, and camping, making American outdoor sports a larger mission field than many foreign countries. To help the church assist outdoor sports enthusiasts in finding an "everlasting adventure" with God, Caillouet has developed a "Trail to Adventure Conference," which he will bring to Cedarville University on Saturday, Mar. 13. The conference is designed for pastors, lay leaders, or anyone who wants to learn how to minister to people through outdoor outreach programs. Mike Skupin, the "Survivor: Australian Outback" contestant infamous for killing a wild boar with a knife, will speak at the event. Additional speakers include Steve Rocky, a white-tailed deer hunting expert; Dr. Wally Harder, ministries coordinator for Christian Bowhunters of America; Burly Hall, pro shooter for Mathews Bows and a five-time world champion, 24-time national champion 3-D archer; Mark DePugh, president and founder of Fellowship of Christian Hunters; and Heath Painter, owner of Wildeyes Production and producer of outdoor television shows. Topics include "How to Plan Your Outreach and Prepare Your Team," "How to Stay Focused on The 'Main Thing,'" "What Others Have Tried To Do Without Success," "Caution Areas That Everyone Should Know About," and "Do's and Don't's of Game Dinners." The conference will also cover fishing events, hunting activities, camping-style evangelism, boating adventures, shooting sports, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and horse programs. The conference will take place 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Lunch is available for a $5 donation. Early registration cost is $50 per person, $75 for two persons, and $35 per person for three or more from the same church or group. After March 8, add $10 per person. The cost includes a 120-plus-page manual/study guide. To reserve a place or for more information, visit www.ggoutdoors.org and click on "Adventure." Or, call 937-698-3656 or 1-877-TALKGGO (825-5446). Members of the media are welcome to attend as the guests of God's Great Outdoors. Caillouet's radio program "God's Great Outdoors" can be heard locally Saturdays at 8 a.m. on the CDR Radio Network (90.3 FM).