Sports Ministry Core Value #1 – Outreach

The biggest threat to sports outreach ministry in your church is that it will eventually turn from outreach to inreach. The ministry leaders must constantly be evaluating the programs based upon their effectiveness in the area of outreach. If you are only ministering to families in your church, then you are missing one of the greatest opportunities according to Scripture. Paul tells the church in Colossians 4:5-6 to “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” He continues, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” I join Paul and urge you to go into your community and seek to build relationships with the unsaved and unchurched. Maybe that would be through sports. Regardless, make stragegic plans as a church to find ways to relate to people where they are in a culturally relevant and attractive manner that meets their needs, physically and emotionally, as well as spiritually. If you do these things then outreach will not only be a core value, it will become an essential part of your church’s DNA.


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