Insight Outdoor Ministry (IOM)

     Living for the Son in His outdoors
Annual Picnic
Critter Dinner
Breakfast & Shoot
Welcome to the website of Insight Outdoor Ministry which is a ministry of New Bridge Baptist Church located at 5701 Elko Road, Sandston, VA 23150.  The vision for Insight Outdoor Ministry is to "Do the things Jesus calls us to do while doing the things we like to do."  We know that men, women and young people like to hunt, fish, canoe and take part in outdoor pastimes.  We want to encourage them to include Jesus Christ in these pastimes.

The ministry was started in April 2008 with a banquet with Pastor Jackie Carver as the keynote speaker. The ministry has sponored many events including sporting clays, Tuesday night outdoor (weather permitting) Bible study at the Conservation Park of VA, canoeing and hiking.  Other events include a motorcycle ride , youth deer hunts and the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Hunter Safety Course.  Each year is started off with a "Wild Critter Dinner". During this dinner we sponor a wild game cooking contest with prizes being given to the top 3 finishers.  We also have door prizes which include muzzle loaders and give certificates for car tires and taxidermy.  We are always looking for new interest groups to add to the ministry.  Our hope is that meeting people in the outdoors will give them a reason to hear more about Jesus.

So many moments in the life of Jesus point to His love of the outdoors.  On the night of his birth, shepherds left the sheep they were tending to go see and give honor to Jesus as he lay in a simple manger in a stable.  Jesus called a small group of fisherman to come with him and become fishers of men.  Jesus taught as he sat outdoors on a mountainside and His teaching began with " Blessed are the poor in spirit."  Jesus told fisherman to cast their nets on the other side of the boat after a night of not catching any fish.  They obeyed him and their nets overflowed with fish.  Jesus would go outdoors to a solitary place to pray.

We are trying to meet people in their comfort zone by creating events that include their passion for the outdoors.  We want to "LOVE GOD, LEARN TOGETHER and SERVE OTHERS. 

Please fell free to browse our website and if you see anything of interest or have a question, please contact one of the people listed under the contact page tab.  Thank you and may God bless you.