Youth Sport Ministry: Looking Beyond the Court

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Marlene A. Dixon (Creator)
Stacy Warner (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: Every year millions of children participate in church-sponsored sport leagues throughout the U.S. and Canada. In fact , the Upward sport program reports that over a half of million 5-12 year-olds compete annually in their sport leagues alone. Pastors , staff , and volunteers shoulder the task of creating and implementing a Christian-based youth sport experience that is both fun and meaningful for children. While youth sport participants in these programs typically walk away with both enhanced sport skills and a better understanding of the teachings and principles of Jesus , what is often overlooked is that youth sport serves more than the just the children.

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Dixon , M. , & Warner , S. (November , 2012). Youth sport ministry: Looking beyond the court. Youth Worker.
Language: English
Date: 2012
Youth Sports, Upward

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