What is Sports Ministry really? To understand Sports Ministry, let’s first take a look into the actual two separate words ‘Sport’ and ‘Ministry’. How do we define the term ‘Sport’? ‘Sport’ is a generic and inclusive term that includes almost any physical, recreational and/or leisure activity. It can be:
- Gender inclusive (men and women, boys and girls)
- Age inclusive (trans-generational)
Scripture tells us that “people without vision perish.” (Proverbs 28:19) With anything we begin we need to have vision. Vision is simply asking ‘Where are we going?’ and ‘Why do are we going there?’ If we work without a vision then we will not stay focused. Vision helps you to know which direction to go and what tasks to do. Vision helps you to stay on course. Vision, when shared, can also encourage others who are passionate about similar goals. We need vision.
“True vision comes from God… If you want to be a leader, vision is not an option!!” George Barna, author and church leader.
In the middle of this desperate world and lost generation God has placed His people to shine brightly for Him.
“… so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like the stars of the universe as you hold on to the word of life.” (Phil. 2:15-16)
He is raising up a generation of people who are pure and fully devoted to Him in every aspect of their lives. This is a generation that does not hide their Light, but is willing to let it shine before this world. It is time for us to find more ways to shine out our light. It’s is easy for us sit down and enjoy our salvation, but God asks us to work out our salvation (Phil.2:12). We need to step out.