Sports is a universal language, a universal love and a way to open up doors. God has blessed many people with talents and abilities to be used to glorify Him. The Sports Elective enables just that. It’s a combination of getting to know the heart of God and taking His heart to reach those who don’t know Him through the avenue of sports. Sports Elective uses sports as a platform to disciple the nations. The elective encourages students to allow God to grow them in all areas of their lives: Body, Soul and Spirit. We also encourage our students to develop a daily discipline of time alone with God, exercise and a healthy diet. During Lecture Phase, students will spend time physically training their bodies and focusing on being healthy. Although we’d love to cater for everyone’s individual sport, we cannot necessarily guarantee that. However, we do our best to incorporate a variety of sports and activities. Students are also challenged during Lecture Phase to create games and prepare activities for outreach. They should also be open to learning a dance and skit that they will use on outreach.
Outreach Phase is a time to really use sport as a door opener! No matter where in the world you go, there is a sport that the people love. Students can easily play sports and games in the neighbourhood with local people to build relationships. During ministry times, those games and activities that students prepared during Lecture Phase will definitely come in handy. Students should be ready to serve in a variety of ways, even if it’s not necessarily sports related. For example, they may have the opportunity to teach English, participate in slum ministries or minister to people from broken homes.
Sports Elective is a challenging time of growth for students where they will learn more about God, themselves and how they can use sports as a way to give glory to God.