Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Your Child's Sports Team, A Mission Field

By Diana Davis

Ahh, spring! Kids' sports teams are practicing everywhere. It's such fun to encourage and support your child's extracurricular activities. I admit, however, that I occasionally begrudged the multitudinous hours spent in practice, meets, tournaments and games.

That attitude changed dramatically one day. I was looking around at coaches and players, and their parents, relatives and friends, when I suddenly realized that God had placed me there for a strategic purpose. Here were dozens of people who didn't know Christ, and we would be together in those bleachers for weeks. God had called me to the "bleacher ministry."What if every Christian child and parent in your church saw their sports season as a mission too? Need a few fresh ideas?

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Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!

Pat