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Our Beliefs

Sky Ranch is a Christian organization. We believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of Jesus Christ through our acceptance of His gift. Our beliefs are founded in God’s word being true and the ultimate authority. It is because of this transforming truth we have been uniquely equipped to serve and love people through our programs.  

 

How our beliefs impact our programs:

 

Retreats

When visiting Sky Ranch with a retreat group, you will find that who we are and what we believe dictates how we serve your group. Whether you choose to host your event at Sky Ranch or a different facility, the service you receive is motivated by something. At Sky Ranch we are motivated by the love, joy, and grace that comes from the God we serve, which we hope will be evident as we strive to serve you with excellence. As Sky Ranch’s most unstructured program, there is no curriculum or programming through which our beliefs are directly communicated to a retreat group using our facilities. With this said, you can expect prayers at mealtimes along with various scriptures observable on signage around the property.  Furthermore, Sky Ranch staff are motivated by their beliefs, and they may share these convictions in conversations. As the Retreats program, our beliefs dictate who we are in serving with excellence and what accommodational limitations we have based on our doctrinal statement. It would be a violation of our beliefs to provide accommodations to groups or individuals who would actively contradict, undermine, or oppose our core principles. Therefore, Sky Ranch will not accommodate or allow actions or the presentation of content that is contradictory to our doctrinal statement during the use of the facilities.

School Programs

The Sky Ranch School Programs department exists to support the educational development of all students from both our public and private partnering schools. Our Outdoor Education programming serves as an extension of our partner schools and their selected educational curriculum. While our beliefs are the core reason behind why we strive to serve with excellence, they do not determine or influence the instruction of class content delivered to our public schools, nor will staff initiate conversations with students regarding personal beliefs. While our desire is to provide a safe place for all guests to engage in experiential learning, it would be a violation of our beliefs to provide accommodations to groups or individuals who would actively contradict, undermine, or oppose our core principles. Therefore, Sky Ranch will not accommodate or allow actions or the presentation of content that is contradictory to our doctrinal statement during the use of the facilities.

Programmed Ministries
Summer Camp, Family Ministries, Rodeo Ministries, Wilderness           

Our ministry programs use the foundation of our Doctrinal statement in the development of our curriculum. With this curriculum, each program engages the participant by answering the following worldview questions:

  • What is real about God and his character and nature?
  • Who are you in the big picture and what is your purpose?
  • Who is Jesus and what does that mean for your relationship with God?
  • Can you trust the word of God as truth without fail in a world full of deception?

As we spend years using scripture to walk through these worldview questions, we learn the answers. Because God’s word is true, we know God is real and you were created with a purpose. You can know this purpose lived out in the context of His body of believers because Jesus died for your sins, removing the separation that existed between you and God.  

We believe that in every program, from the Life Map of Summer Camp to the experiential learning of the Wilderness program, everyone should be discipled by their family and a local church. Our desire is to partner with families and churches as a part of the discipleship process. Sky Ranch makes the best use of its time by being intentional in all programming. Through continuous interactions in the life of a guest, impact can build on itself year after year.  

[5] Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. [6] Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (Colossians 4:5–6 ESV)

For more on these programs visit the page for the individual program. 

 

Doctrinal Statement

Sky Ranch is not affiliated with any one denomination. As an interdenominational Christian organization, several different denominations are represented among the Sky Ranch staff and leadership. Consequently, our doctrinal statement is used to express where we, as an organization, stand as it pertains to foundational Christian doctrine. Sky Ranch recognizes that not every individual we serve will align with us on the points laid out in this statement. Regardless of these differences, we will love and serve all who we encounter. However, it would be a violation of our beliefs to provide accommodations to groups or individuals who would actively contradict, undermine, or oppose our core principles. Therefore, Sky Ranch will not accommodate or allow actions or the presentation of content that is contradictory to our doctrinal statement during the use of the facilities.
(Full Doctrinal Statement