As followers of Christ, we are called to reach out into culture with the good news of the gospel. But often we find ourselves at a loss to know how to cross difficult cultural barriers in a natural way. The answer to this dilemma is simple – through the bridge provided by sports!
Every culture loves to play and sports is a language that connects us all. We have discovered that through sport we can go anywhere in the world and share a common passion. This is the connection that begins relationship and bridges culture.
The ReadySetGO conference trains sports leaders, pastors and others with a passion for sport to cross this bridge across culture and establish the relationships that will open the dialogue for the good news.
What Is Sports Ministry?
Over 20 years ago a partnership was formed to help those in different sport ministries connect and build each other up. In over 140 countries, we model successful strategies, train leaders and network to establish partnerships.
There are nine strategic strategies that are designed to serve each segment of the people of sport, from evangelism to chaplaincy, from discipleship to leadership. Sports ethics and management are also explored with a view to enhancing individual athletes and coaches, camps, leagues and major sport events.
What we do?
Proclaim the gospel
Obey the Bible
Where we do it?
In and through the church
In sport and play
In every country every community
How we do it?
Janet Wiest - Peru
Miki Montoya - Oceanside, CA
Jenna Ibrahim - Canada
Maged Fawzy, Egypt
Bryan Mason, CSRM – U.K.
Steve Connor, Sports Outreach International
Steve Quatro, Sports Outreach L.A.