Introducing Children to Jesus Christ by Creating Opportunities to Serve Through Sports.
This is Upward Sports
Upward is an interdenominational sports ministry
program where church participants believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ; believe that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God; believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; and believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, among other belief statements.
Upward emphasizes sportsmanship, character, self-esteem, and Christ-like behavior over "winning at any cost".
That is not to say that Upward games are not competitive, but rather that the aspect of winning is not the primary goal. For example, a pre-season evaluation process allows the creation of equal teams with equal opportunity for improvement among players. Furthermore, a substitution system is enforced that promotes equal playing times for each player. Upward coaches and referees all must have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and are themselves trained in specific Upward game rules and game skill development.
Weekly practice sessions include prayer, a Bible-based devotional, and scripture memorization.
Prayer precedes every game, and written or spoken devotionals are provided for parents and spectators at half-time.
Upward provides an extensive opportunity for spiritual growth in adults and teens who volunteer.
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