The Sport, Recreation, and Fitness (SR&F) Ministries Concentration is designed for those who are called to an SR&F focused ministry. The concentration provides the theological, philosophical, and methodological foundations for this specialized area. The concentration emphasizes the ministry leadership skills necessary for SR&F evangelism and discipleship in a local church or para-ministry context.
CONCENTRATION COURSES12 CREDIT HOURS
A study of the Biblical and Theological basis for competition and sport. This course will provide the Theological foundation and Christ-centered rationale for competition, sport, and Christian involvement in athletics.
A study of the general historical overview of Sports Ministry during the 19th '“ 21st centuries with a brief review of 1st-century interaction between the sporting world and the emerging Christian Church. Special emphasis will be placed on the understanding of all SR&F ministry from a theological foundation that builds a philosophy of ministry, which in turn drives relevant methodological models.
A study of the concepts, principles, and methods needed to organize sport, recreation, and fitness ministries of a local church and para-ministry. Special emphasis will be given to understanding and being able to apply the practices necessary to construct a strategic plan for a sports ministry.
A study of a personal and corporate evangelistic discipleship through the medium of sport and athletics. This course will offer the rationale for theologically grounded and strategically effective methods for regeneration and sanctification using SR&F ministries.