The Athletic ministry is intended and designed to assist the church family in a number of way. The very nature of athletic events can help boys and girls learned the value of team work, builds character through understanding it is not who wins the game; it is how you play the game. Paul writes, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prized? So run, that ye may obtain.” (I Cor. 9:25) Also being a source of exercising to increase the physical health of the congregation to enhance the quality of life. This ministry is also designed to enhance the fellowship within the body of Christ, whereas every age group and gender may come together and experience fun and fellowship and at the same time getting to know each other better. Lastly, this ministry is intended to be an evangelistic tool to attract young people in the community. By inviting them to share in the activities they are introduced to the church and through the church Jesus’ love is shared and prayerfully thy would come into a personal relationship with God. Therefore as a church we will be fulfilling the great commission found in Matthew 28:19-20. This ministry is to plan and execute events through out the year, such as: basketball, kickball, volleyball, track and field events during which lunch is provided.
Clifton Shirah, Athletic Director