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MAKE AN IMPACT

The scoreboard isn’t the final answer in life. The world of sports is an incredible opportunity to reach the lost and disciple believers. The Sports and Recreational Ministries major equips you to minister worldwide, as the need for excellent leadership in the field grows. Through powerful classes and practical experience, you will be stretched and developed for maximum impact. The faculty members bring years of experience to the classroom and desire to see you succeed in both academics and ministry. They provide real-world training and personal mentoring, preparing you for whatever God has planned.

Do what you love
You love sports and people. Through your own experience, you know how instrumental coaches and teammates can be in growing physically and spiritually. You have seen the difference sports ministry can make, and you want to spend your life influencing athletes toward Christlikeness.

Get the training you need to make a difference in the world one athlete at a time.

Meet Dan Occhiogrosso, a 2004 graduate, who is using sports in unique ways to impact people, including Dribble the World, and Ball for Lives. Using basketball, he raises awareness and money for Bethesda Outreach Ministries and inspires people to use their talents to save lives.
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YOU WILL LEARN TO ...
- Utilize sports principles to teach biblical truth.
- Develop sportsmanship and integrity in athletes.
- Evangelize and disciple through sports.
- Mobilize team members for greater impact.

YOU WILL LEAVE BBC WITH ...
- Hands-on experience in ministry settings.
- Deepened passion for people biblical truth.
-Discipleship and mentoring skills.
-Preparation and confidence for an effective ministry career. 

QUICK FACTS ...
- 132 Credits.
- No internship is required, but is encouraged.
- The major also well prepares you for graduate study or missions work.

YOU COULD BE A ... Camp Director
- Community center director
- Associate Pastor
- Leader in organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Ambassadors, Word of Life ministries, SCORE ministries, and the YMCA  

COURSES INCLUDE ...
- History & Philosophy of Sports Ministry
- Biblical Foundations for Sports Ministry
- Evangelism & Discipleship in Sports Ministry
- Administration & Organization of Sports Ministry
- Foundations of Ministry Leadership
- The Family Life of the Ministry Leader
- Personal Life of the Ministry Leader
SEE MORE IN OUR COLLEGE CATALOG.

CONTACT ...
For details about the Sports Ministries program, contact Professor Mike Show.