3 Strands Ministry

Mission Statement

The mission of Three Strands Ministry is to provide Christian leadership, spiritual guidance and an atmosphere of worship in an outdoor adventure setting that challenges people of all ages to evaluate and deepen their relationship with Christ.

Challenge Course
There are two challenge courses that are available. The purpose of the Challenge Course is to promote team building as well as to apply their experience to their relationship with Christ.

Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center (East TN)
Carson Springs is the home of the Carolina Climbing Wall. This is a 50 foot wall with six different climbing routes. The facilitators can facilitate all six routes at one time. The wall consists of hundreds of hand holds that range from difficult to easy. There are also 9 low elements. The purpose of the low elements are to promote team building within your group. The low elements consist of: Team wall, Whale Watch, T.P Shuffle, Spider Web, Trust Fall, Wild Woozy, and the Mountain Tops. There may be minimum age requirements.
Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center (Middle TN)
Linden Valley is the home of the Odyssey Course. The Odyssey Course consists of high and mid-level elements. This course is designed to allow groups of 4-8 people to share the experience together. Each of the three levels will thrill everyone that participates. There are also 5 low elements. The purpose of the low elements are to promote team building within your group. The low elements consist of: Team wall, Spider Web, Trust Fall, Wild Woozy, and Mountain Tops.  There may be minimum age requirements.
500 foot Zip line
This 500 foot zip line will zip you from the hill side to the valley of the Linden Valley complex. The trained facilitator will harness you in for a ride of your life. There is nothing more exciding then flying safely through the air at 50 mph..This is only offered at Linden Valley.  There may be minimum age requirements.
Paintball is offered at both locations. This is an exciting fast pace activity. Carson Springs course is located in a wooded area on English Mountain. Linden Valley’s course is a speed ball course beside the challenge course. All equipment is provided. Certified Referees and qualified staff will direct your group.  There may be minimum age requirements.
Linden Valley is located in the Buffalo River. This provides the perfect place for kayaking trips. Trips are provided for overnight and day groups. Depending on the group’s time constraints, we offer multiple trips of varying length. This is offered only at Linden Valley.

Adventure Sport Orienteering
Each participant will go through 30 min training in map reading. Maps and compass will be provided. Each team will consist of three to four people. The participants will be encouraged to follow the map reading training that was provided to reach each destination. At each of the way points, they will be challenged to solve a riddle or task. Each team has a goal to accumulate more points the opposing team. One facilitator will follow each team to insure safety and to calculate points. This is offered only at Carson Springs.

White Water Rafting
Carson Springs has partnered with Appalachian Outdoors Whitewater Company to provide a special group rate that you can only get through Carson Springs. Come join us on the best whitewater trip in the southeast. Appalachian Outdoors professional staff will guide you down the beautiful Pigeon River as it travels through the Cherokee National Forest. As you travel down stream you will experience continuous class III - IV whitewater so you are sure to get wet. No experience is necessary however you must be 8 years of age to participate. This is only offered at Carson Springs.

Rustic Campsite
Roughing it has never been easier. Both Carson and Linden offer rustic campsites at our facilities. Screened-in shelters and a pavilion with a view of the valley at Linden and the Smoky Mountain National Park at Carson. Both of these sites are for those wanting to experience the great outdoors in the more rustic setting. Both sides have water and restrooms available. Their sleeping capacity is 24 guests. Carson also has tent areas around the rustic site as well.


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Though One may be overpowered, two can defend themselves
A cord of Three Strands is not quickly broken.

-Ecclesiastes 4:12