WHY SPORTS MINISTRY?
Sports is probably the most universal language in the world. Sports have a unique ability to break down economic, political, racial, language, and faith barriers drawing people of all walks of life to the game.
At Sports Outreach, we believe that God is our GM (General Manager). As a part of God’s team, we each strive to be the best coach of our own soul through the spiritual disciplines of studying the Word, praying, worshipping, and seeking God’s purpose for our lives. As sports ministers, our disciplines come in the form of a 3Ts and 3Ds model of ministry.
SPORTS MINISTRY MODEL
STEP ON THE FIELD
Coaches initially STEP ON the field with community members providing TRAINING in sports skills and character development, building TRUSTING relationships, and sharing the TRUTH of the Gospel.
STEP OFF THE FIELD
As relationships continue to develop, coaches STEP OFF the field to engage DEEPER into lives, to meet emotional, practical, spiritual needs through DISCIPLESHIP, and to equip individuals for the purpose of DEPLOYING the next generation of servant leaders.
The game plan
Sports Outreach can serve as your church’s local and global extension for achieving the Great Commission.
This is how you can join the game:
*Help train, equip, and deploy local sports ministers throughout your church and community.
*Send short-term teams to experience sports ministry on the mission field.
*Provide ongoing resources to support sports ministry initiatives by partnering with us.
*Provide interns for domestic or international service opportunities.
*Commit to pray for the local and global communities being served.
Sal Ferlise // CEO
Steve Gardner // Relationship Advocate
Cat Adams // Outreach Trip Coordinator
Rich Riehl // Southeast Director
Kendall Alvey // Head Sports Ministry Coach
Steve Clark // Waco, TX Coach
Steve Long // Dallas/Ft. Worth Coach
Ed Pulkinen // South Carolina & Georgia Coach
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