The Sports Mission Pack 2018
Christians in Sport, created in 2017, the site is being regularly updated

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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

Free resources to help you reach sportspeople in your local area. Provides an amazing opportunity to reach sports people in your local area through putting on events like a sports quiz or a 5-a-side tournament. We have a selection of resources available for you to use in your sports club, church or school.

What do you get?

Available to download following completing a registration form at www.sportsmissionpack.co.uk. This gives you access to many helpful resources to help a church host a big screen sports event (perhaps for the FA Cup final, Wimbledon or the International Athletics Championships), a sports quiz, lead assemblies, encourage the church, show evangelistic films and run a sports tournament.

Who is it for?

Churches who want to reach out to people, of all ages, in their community who are interested in sport.

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    The download is comprehensive and includes all you need to run different sports outreach projects, including publicity materials and video clips.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    More than 10 million people play sports each week in the UK. This resource is to help Christians reach out to these people through sport with the gospel.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    The notes for each activity are concise and clear.

    Who could lead it?

    It would best be led by people who enjoy sport, and want to share the gospel with those who haven't responded to it.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    The materials are professionally produced and will work well in most situations.

    How good is any digital material?

    The content is thorough, covering everything needed from equipment, venue needs, sports instructions as well as the actual hosting of an event. There are also short videos, available to download separately, which present the gospel clearly in a sports related style. A few of the pdfs are incomplete, but overall the material is excellent.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    This depends on which activity you want to stage, or how many. It could be as straightforward as creating some publicity for a big screen event and then setting the equipment up. Or it could be to hold a local sports tournament, which would take more preparation.

    Is there website support?

    Christians in Sport offer plenty of support and will even help you run your event and provide evangelistic speakers. Visit their website: www.christiansinsport.org.uk.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    It is built on the idea of gathering people together to enjoy sport.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    If you enjoy sport, you will enjoy all of these activities!

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    Very. The material is designed to inspire you to be creative, whilst also providing sufficient content to be simple to lead.

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    This is low level evangelism and so the emphasis is on building friendships, whilst giving an opportunity to respond to the gospel.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Most of the Christian content is personal testimony, often of well-known sports people. There are references to a few Bible verses in some of the videos and also in the assembly outlines, but the main focus is on testimony.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    The Bible verses are relevant and explained well.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    This is done simply and effectively.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    That God made all things and therefore that includes sport, and there is a desire to explain the gospel using sport.

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    This is an evangelism resource and so points to Jesus and trusting in him.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    Each activity has a point in it where the gospel is clearly explained, and leaves people with a chance to ask questions of their friends who brought them.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    It helps people to realise that God is interested in sport and in each person's life.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    The connection with sport is well done and would not be embarrassing to lead.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    This is a great tool to encourage church members to share their faith naturally in the context of sport.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    Some events could be run across the community, especially hosting a sports tournament or visiting a school to deliver an assembly or lesson.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Some of the material touches on the good and bad of sport, and highlights some of the temptations of sport such as drug use, cheating and anger.

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    It encourages groups of Christians to make a difference together, where they live.

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