Win men for the Master through the gym.
The history of basketball has a very interesting connection with Christian missions that many don’t know about.
James Naismith, a young Christian attending Montreal’s Presbyterian Theological College, discovered that he could be more effective using sports rather than the pulpit. Having a desire to disciple young people, James sought a sport that could be used as a tool. Basketball became that tool. Who would have imagined using basketball as a way to help fulfill the Great Commission and make disciples of all nations?
Basketball was first cross-culturally spread around the world by YMCA missionaries in its early stages, but that has since dwindled. It’s now time to come back to the origins of basketball. As James Naismith would say, it’s time to “win men for the Master through the gym.”
Part 2: Outreach Phase
After the training portion, you’ll participate in a local outreach with the main goal to use basketball as the avenue to share the Gospel. This is where athletes will put into practice everything they’ve learned over the last few days and see God move!
We promise you won’t regret spending this time watching how God uses you to impact people’s lives while also seeing how you’ll be changed forever!
– Missions experience
– Effective discipleship and evangelism through camps and tournaments
– Impacting communities through basketball
– Preaching and teaching