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Recreation and Sports Ministry
     

Recreation and Sports Ministry

by John Garner
 

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ISBN-10: 0805426264

ISBN-13: 9780805426267

Pub. Date: 03/01/2003

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

How open is our culture to recreation and sports? The popular culture today is saturated with recreation and sports. The Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, X-Games, Iron Man events, the Final Four in college basketball, and the playoff series in professional basketball capture the imaginations of millions of people in America each time they are held. The questions

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How open is our culture to recreation and sports? The popular culture today is saturated with recreation and sports. The Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, X-Games, Iron Man events, the Final Four in college basketball, and the playoff series in professional basketball capture the imaginations of millions of people in America each time they are held. The questions are, according to general editor John Garner, where is the church and how is the church using these tools to reach people, and will the church see the opportunity to use recreation and sports as ministry tools?

The fact is, most churches are not reaching the postmodern culture and are being ignored by an increasingly non-Christian American culture because people see no relevance to their lives. What they do see relevance in is re-creative leisure; they pursue it at break-neck speed and often at great costs. Somehow the church must learn to “capture the imagination” of a world that is passing it by. If the church can capture the imaginations of people, it can get their attention, can gain access to their minds, and can reach the heart with the message of the love of God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805426267
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsix
Chapter 1Introduction to Recreation and Sports Ministry1
Chapter 2Biblical Foundations of Sports Ministry: Defining the Phenomenon25
Chapter 3Visions and Re-Visions: A History of the Modern Church Recreation and Sports Movement in the United States37
Chapter 4The Recreation and Sports Minister as a Professional55
Chapter 5Organization of Recreation and Sports Ministry69
Chapter 6Recreation and Sports Administration in a Ministry Setting91
Chapter 7Recreation and Sports Ministry Programming Process and Theory in a Church Setting109
Chapter 8Recreation and Sports Ministry: An Evangelistic Approach135
Chapter 9Ethic of Competition in a Church Setting161
Chapter 10Introduction to Recreation and Sports Ministry for All Ages181
Appendixes
1Recreation and Sports Ministry: Positioning for Impact207
2Sources for Lifelong Learning and Networking for Recreation and Sports Ministers209
3Membership Survey211
4The Programmer's Evaluation Cube215
5Event Cost Projection Worksheet217
6Non-Event Cost Projection Worksheet219
7Total Cost Projection Worksheet221
8Recreation and Sports Ministry Budget Accounts223
9Permission Form225
10Participant Information Card227
11Incident Report Form229
12Abuse/Neglect Reporting Form231
13Recreation Ministry Event Possibilities233
14Playground Equipment Suppliers237
15Seven Rules of Gamesmanship239
16Qualifications for the Person Who Is Called into Recreation and Sports Ministry241
17Game Resources243

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