Sports & Recreational Outreach Ministry Resources
Sports and other leisure or recreational activities can provide great relationship-building opportunities and hence can be good for outreach and discipleship.
Click on a tab below to view a list of resources for outreach ministry within these different sports and recreational areas.
Many of the links below will take you to articles on other sites or to one of our affiliate stores. While seeking to choose sites and books that are doctrinally sound the Ministry Tools Resource Center makes no claim to total endorsement of any listing. Links to other sites will open in a new page to allow you to keep the list available to look at additional sports and recreational outreach ministry resources.
Sports Can be an Effective Means for Outreach Ministry
- Article: 4 Critical Christian values Taught In Sports
- Article: A Sporting Chance - How churches are responding to the sports phenomenon in kid culture today.
- Article: Evangelism in Sports and Recreation Ministry
- Article: Should Your Homeschooler Play Sports At Your Local School?
- Article: Sick and Tired of Competing With Sports
- Article: Sports Parenting: 4 Tips for Parents of Athletes
- Article: Sports Parenting: How to Encourage Your Kids When They Lose the Game
- Book: Excellence: The Heart and Soul in Sports by Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Book: Integrity: The Heart and Soul in Sports by Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Book: Serving: The Heart and Soul in Sports by Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Book: Teamwork: The Heart and Soul in Sports by Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Book: The Heart of an Athlete: Daily Devotions for Peak Performance by Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Book: The Heart of a Coach: Daily Devotions for Leading by Example by Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Equipment & Supplies: Sports, Physical Ed., Recreation Equipment & Supplies
- Organization: Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Great Outdoors Display the Glory of God
- Article: Seeing God in What He Made
Traveling & Vacations Expand Outreach Opportunities
- Book: Educational Travel on a Shoestring: Frugal Family Fun and Learning Away from Home
- Book: The Christian Traveler's Companion: The USA and Canada
- Book: The Christian Travel Planner
- Book: Vacations With A Purpose: A Handbook for Your Short-Term Missions Experience
- Book: Vacations with a Purpose: A Planning Handbook for Your Short-Term Missions Team
- Journals: Travel Journey, Notebook, Diary
- Language Books: Travel Language Phrase Books
- Maps: Travel Maps
- Travel Tips: Travel Guides
TV / Video
Use the Media like TV & Video to the Glory of God
No Matter What Your Sports or Recreational Interest, Be A Light Where You Are
For Rodeo / Cowboys:
- Article: Cowboy Ethics Seen in Western Movies
- Article: Inspirational Cowboy Prayers You'll Want to Memorize
- Organization: Fellowship of Christian Cowboys
These ministry resources serve as a reminder to let your light shine for Jesus in all you do, including sports and other recreational activities. Enjoy your times of leisure but remember that we never break from loving and glorifying Him.