Discipleship & Service Opportunities at Okontoe

Christian discipleship and service have been at the core of Okontoe’s mission since the beginning.

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God’s Word is at the core of Okontoe’s discipleship focus

Our rustic, wilderness setting offers an atmosphere most people don’t experience in their day-to-day lives anymore.

Dozens of young people went through our Discipleship and Advanced Discipleship programs during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. The 2000s have been years of more intimate long-term discipleship for individuals, couples and families, focusing on family-style Christian community.

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We believe in living out our discipleship in practical ways!

Throughout the years we’ve used dynamic, hands-on programming like:

  • Boundary Waters canoe trips
  • Wilderness skills
  • Ministry to First Nations communities in remote areas of Canada
  • Dog sledding
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Gardens and outdoor cooking
  • Off-the-grid living
  • Hospitality for our cabin and campground guests, including care of the property

These have provided unique opportunities for both discipleship and service for those staying at Okontoe, as well as outreach and ministry opportunities to the local community and beyond.

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Boundary Waters canoe trips have been a major catalyst for discipleship with young people over the years (photo courtesy of Jamie Mayes)