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Sports Ministry

We provide an athletic and recreational environment for sports-loving people toward living and proclaiming the life changing message of Jesus Christ to all who enter our courts and fields.



MINISTRY LEADER

Jeff Goodman Sports Ministry Coordinator jeff@gracedupage.org

Jeff Goodman
Sports Ministry Coordinator

jeff@gracedupage.org

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    those who build it labor in vain.
— Psalm 127:1a
 

TO LIVE AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL ON THE COURTS, FIELDS, AND THE SIDELINES

We open our fields and our gym and invite anyone else who loves sports and recreation to join us in competition and to be transformed by the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

HOW CAN I SERVE IN SPORTS MINISTRY?

We're glad you asked!  There are so many ways you can be involved in the ministry that takes place on our courts and fields.  Whether you are gifted with athletic abilities, administration, organization, evangelism, or you just like to meet new people, God may have a place for you to serve him through Sports!  We recognize that athletics have a unique way of bringing people together and so we desire to use this opportunity to build relationships that encourage one another toward obedience to Christ and conformity to his will.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

Be a disciple who makes disciples.  On and off the court there are opportunities to get to know those involved and their families who come to support them.  Consider if the Lord might have you invest in the lives of those who enter our doors throughout the week for these athletic competitions. Get to know them and share the joy of Christ and christian community with them.  Sign-up for a team or attend one of the games!

FACILITATE THESE ACTIVITIES

A lot goes in to making these events possible.  Scheduling, communication, collecting forms, working clocks, keeping books, managing teams, working concessions, setting-up/tearing down, raking fields, mopping floors, are just a few of the ways that you help make these ministries possible.  Don't hesitate to contact Jeff Goodman at jeff@gracedupage.org, if you are interested in being a part of this work that God is doing!

PRAY FOR THIS MINISTRY

Ask the Lord to cause us to bear much fruit in these endeavors as we seek him to live and proclaim the gospel with authenticity and passion.  Pray for our ministry leaders that they would be filled with gospel compassion for those they interact with on the courts and fields and wisdom as they lead these activites.  Pray for all involved that the gospel would advance and the kingdom of Christ would be furthered to the glory of God our Father.

 
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FLAG-FOOTBALL

Our flag-football guys meet on Saturday mornings over the summer.  You can just show up!  Contact Jeff Goodman at jeff@gracedupage.org if you need more info.

jeff@gracedupage.org

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BASKETBALL LEAGUE & OPEN GYM

OPEN GYM

Tuesday & Thursday nights during the Fall and Winter.  Come when you can, there is no official sign-up!

BASKETBALL LEAGUE

starts in January.  Talk to Jeff Goodman if you're interested in forming a team, or need a team to join!

 

SOFTBALL LEAGUE

The softball season starts in the spring and goes through mid July.  You can sign-up as an individual and be placed on a team or you can form your own team and join the league!  If interested, contact Jeff Goodman at jeff@gracedupage.org.