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What is Sports Ministry?

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)

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Sports Ministry Vision

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.

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Sports Ministry Foundation

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.

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"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever." 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

Competition in Sports

“Competition is inherent in sports. Whether it is golf or tennis, football or speed skating, competition is a part of the experience. But what is competition? Definitions may vary based on your background, but in general most of the world defines competition as “win at all costs.”

What does the Bible say about physical exercise?

I thought the Bible said that physical exercise/activity had no value. Is that true?

There are some who incorrectly interpret I Timothy 4:8, stating that this verse indicates we should not be involved in any physical activity – including sports. However, this is not what I Timothy 4:8 says. Paul is writing to Timothy who is pastoring a church in Ephesus; Ephesus is right across the Aegean Sea in close proximity to Greece – a country that revered the body at the expense of the spirit.

Principle of Liberty

The Principle of Liberty.  Many things in life are not good or bad. They are neutral. Often what makes something good or bad is the way it is used and/or what our attitude is when we use it. Take television, movies, the internet, money, and yes, even sports.