Bring Local Athletes to Church

Invite local Christian athletes to give a sports clinic, then turn your church parking lot or grassy field into a practice space for kids the rest of the year

Ask athletes from a nearby university to participate in a sports clinic at your church for local kids. If you live near a pro team, you could even ask members of that team to attend if it’s in the team’s off-season. Have them teach skills workshops, then, if they’re Christian, they can talk about how their faith plays an important role in their life as a professional athlete. In warmer months, offer up the church parking lot for a street hockey or basketball league to use, or, if you have a grassy field, for soccer or flag football, so the kids can practice the skills they’ve learned.

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