USA Local Initiatives
How it began
In 2010, Kendall and Dominic Alvey traveled to Uganda to serve as interns alongside Sports Outreach’s international staff. They envisioned themselves staying there forever, but three months after beginning their internship, they returned home to Lynchburg with the goal of taking what they’d learned and launching a local ministry. Their ministry began with a bag of borrowed soccer equipment, a week-long camp, and several college students who volunteered to coach for the week. Since then, it has grown to include sports camps and clubs, youth discipleship programs, a chess club, and various special events. Our Lynchburg local ministry emphasizes relationship and discipleship as we partner with the local church to reach our city with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Lynchburg Local ministry
Throughout the year we have several opportunities for you to get involved. These range from free soccer clubs in the fall and spring, chess club, basketball club, basketball teams and special events. Click below for specific club and registration information or check our events calendar to see all the Sports Outreach events that are happening both locally and globally.
Sports Outreach offers a variety of local internship opportunities in addition to volunteering. All Sports Outreach local internships are focused on discipleship and are geared toward connecting interns with on-going projects and ministries. Ready to join the team?
The Timothy Program is designed for those campers aging out of the camp experience. The purpose is to continue to engage these youth in sports ministry through the camp environment. We believe this will encourage them to stay connected to Sports Outreach, and their home churches as well as learn how to love and serve their community.
Texas Local ministry
Steve works alongside a local basketball ministry, Hoops for Hope and Hoops Huddle, which engages youth in developing basketball fundamentals and life skills. He is also developing a seminar for reaching out to the immigrant community in Idaho.
Kim, Steve’s wife faithfully continues to answer supporters’ prayer requests and encourages them in the Lord.
In addition to Steve’s Local Ministry Service, he continues to share the Sports Ministry Model internationally as opportunities and requests present themselves. Steve Clark traveled to Argentina recently to present his third seminar in sports ministry for a church planting ministry. The Argentines have embraced sports ministry as an effective way to create relationships with their surrounding community which give them an opportunity to tell their story of faith. Steve has been invited to Paraguay in the next year. He also continues to mentor students in sports ministry from several countries through video conferencing.
***If you are interested in learning more about any of our local ministry service opportunities, please fill out the form below.