Sport Tournaments

Reconnecting with campers and supporting local church plants

OVERVIEW

When we are not in camp season, one of the ways we stay on mission is to organize weekend sport tournaments 10-15 times a year throughout the country in partnership with our church plant partners.  Our goal is to not only reconnect with campers for fellowship and encouragement, but also to draw in their friends and family so that we can introduce them to the local churches in their area, thus building up the local church.  

Tournament weekends are typically kicked off on Friday night with a social gathering, then the tournament takes place on Saturday with gospel presentations scheduled during tournament breaks, and then the participants are invited to join our team at the local church for Sunday morning service.  After the service, we hold an award ceremony for all those who participated in the tournament. These events always result in many new decisions for Christ as well as creating new awareness for our camp ministry.

THE 12 STEPS OF DISCIPLESHIP

Each of the kids that attend one of our events are invited to participate in our discipleship program in which they will be paired up with one of our counselors and taken through the 12 steps of discipleship.  Our program is intense and serves to develop spiritual disciplines while also challenging the student, upon completion of the program, to take another through the 12 steps.

FOLLOW UP

Sport Tournaments aren’t our only means of staying connected to our students and enrolling them in the discipleship program. We work hard to be in constant communication with our students to cultivate meaningful relationships starting the day after they leave our camp in the summer. Each student is given individual attention and it is our goal that no student get left behind or forgotten.

PHONE CALLS

No matter the event, every participant is called within 24 hours after the event is over.

TEXT MESSAGES

All participants are sent text messages including reminders, encouragements, bible verses and personal thoughts.

HANDWRITTEN LETTERS

Our staff and volunteers write personal letters to everyone, which are sent within one week after the event

WHAT DOES A TRIP LOOK LIKE?

We are looking for individuals and teams who are willing to coach, preach, and lead activities & group studies. You will arrive on the Wednesday or Thursday before the weekend. We will take you to do some sight seeing, and then arrive to the Sports Tournament location on Friday where we will do door-to-door evangelism and inviting them to the tournament. Saturday will be spent conducting the tournament, doing crafts and other activities, and having Gospel presentations. On Sunday, we will invite all the participants to the local Church to worship and receive their diplomas. On Monday we will take you to do some more sight seeing and then you can return home on Tuesday morning. 

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