SPORTSPASTOR


SPORTSPASTOR

AIM
1) Encourage pastors and coaches to start sports outreach ministries
2) Provide examples and characteristics of effective sports outreach ministry
3) Inspire readers with insights on leadership from being a lifelong learner
4) Engage coaches in a discussion of coaching team sports
5) Review the best events from the world of sports and enjoy with readers

BIO
SportsPastor is the weblog of Derrek Engeler. Derrek serves on the staff of Destin United Methodist Church in Destin, Florida, as the director of the Destin Life Center. The Destin Life Center is a 40,000 square foot, state of the art, sports and recreation facility. The purpose of the Destin Life Center is to reach into the community with the gospel of Jesus Christ by providing relevant programming for every generation, strengthening and complimenting the ministries of Destin United Methodist Church and providing opportunities for service.

Derrek is a graduate of Baylor University, where he studied religion, sociology, and communication. Derrek has recently finished his master’s work at Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Christian Education. Derrek has been in ministry for 11 years and in Sports Outreach Ministry for 8 years. Derrek has served on the staff of mega-churches in Texas and Arizona where he developed his passion for leadership, outreach, and evangelism. Derrek and his wife reside in Destin, Florida, with their two dogs, Sir Ullrich and Joscelyn.

COACHING
Are you interested in starting a sports outreach ministry at your church, but don’t know where to start? A number of you have e-mailed me about how to start a sports outreach ministry in your church. I have designed, started, and directed adult leagues, children’s leagues, children’s summer camps, seasonal youth sports clinics, and fitness ministries. In addition, I have hosted a conference on how to start sports ministries and have been a guest speaker at an outreach session for doctoral students from Dallas Seminary. Feel free to contact me by e-mail and we can discuss the typical consulting/coaching process. I would be happy to be a resource for you.

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