Jim with some of the January 2018 Lifelines students!

Jim with some of the January 2018 Lifelines students!

About LifeLines

Lifelines (the outdoor ministry of Cru) uses outdoor adventure and experiential learning to win, build, and send young people for Christ. We grow Christ-like character, develop leaders, and bring young people into honest relationships with themselves, others, and God. God is using Lifelines to turn lost students into Christ-centered believers, living for God, and not just their own goals. Outdoor ministry is incredibly effective because it has a strong biblical basis, removes distractions, provides extended contact time, allows for healthy risk-taking, and creates temporary but authentic communities that emulates the strong community life found in the church. Lifelines operates throughout the country and overseas. Activities include single-day and weekend trips, spring and winter break trips, and summer mission trips. Every activity is planned and facilitated as a gospel experience: hikes, snowshoeing, rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, and trekking. For more information, visit the Lifelines website: http://lifelinesministry.com/.


About Jim Doenges

Jim is passionate about loving God, loving people, and loving the local church. He is a commissioned missionary with Cru and serves full-time with Lifelines. Jim’s vocational outdoor ministry experience includes work in church, para-church, missions, and academic contexts. He developed and taught several outdoor leadership courses at Denver Seminary, holds an M.S. in Biology as well as numerous outdoor certifications, and has spoken at churches, camps, the International Conference on Outdoor Leadership, and the Christian Adventure Association. Jim is blessed in marriage to his wife Teresa and they both are active members of Deer Creek Church.

To partner with Jim by providing financial support, visit his giving webpage and click on the “Give a Gift” button: https://give.cru.org/0889368

Jim’s contact info:

  • Phone: (303)594-8113

  • Email: james.doenges@cru.org