Origins Basketball

June 22nd – 25th, 2022


Get rooted in God, grow your skills, and
impact the world through basketball.

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You’ve probably felt it… That nagging sense that there must be more to this Christian life than what you’re experiencing.

There has to be more you can do with your love of the game than just playing for yourself. Do you want to grow in your faith, grow in the game you love, and help others fall in love with God and the game of basketball?

Then Origins is for you.
The Origins Basketball Intensive offers an incredible opportunity to make an impact in the world through your passion for basketball, while also having your eyes opened to the reality of who God is and all that He has for you.

Origins is the perfect blend of missions and basketball training. In a unique partnership, YWAM Philippines Impact is collaborating with a number of professional coaches and trainers to provide life-changing spiritual growth and world-class basketball training.

You’ll grow in your walk with God like never before, and become a better player and teacher of the game. You’ll leave equipped with the tools you need to have a lifelong impact in both basketball and for the Kingdom of God.


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 1: Training Phase 


Together with a community of athletes, you’ll receive powerful teachings from incredible Christian leaders that will disciple, challenge, and draw you closer to Jesus. Alongside this classroom training, you’ll be mentored by basketball trainers & coaches. This will equip you with both hands-on coaching as a player while being trained to do effective basketball ministry.

Discipleship Training

– Growing your relationship with God
– Discovering your identity
– Learning to hear God’s voice
– Walking in personal freedom
– Effectively sharing your faith
– Having a biblical worldview
– Personal mentoring
– Hands-on missions training
…and more!

Basketball Training

– Training with elite coaches
– Developing coaching tools
– Learning how to direct camps & clinics
– Growing as a leader
– Learning how to share your gifts in basketball with others
– Leaving as a better player and leader


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!

Outreach Includes:
– Missions experience
– Effective discipleship and evangelism through camps and tournaments
– Impacting communities through basketball
– Preaching and teaching
…and more!


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Get Trained and Impact the Nations!