Churches with sports and fitness program are twice as likely to grow by more than ten percent!
Why should my church embrace sports and recreation outreach?
Simply put - growth.
Churches with a sports and fitness program are twice as likely to grow by more than ten percent. I don't know any pastor who wouldn't be ecstatic about seeing a ten percent growth in regular attendance.
Growth means more opportunities to share the gospel with lost and broken people. In our modern culture, sport and fitness drives a large segment of consumerism, media, and time commitment.
According to a recent study "More than two-thirds of congregations who said sports and fitness programs were a specialty of the congregation reported more than a 10 percent growth in attendance from 2000 to 2010. In contrast, only a third of churches with no athletic programs reported such growth."* If you are interested in venturing out into the community of sports and recreation ministry, let us share with you how powerful the ministry can be for your congregation.
Feel free to contact one of our staff for more information on how we can help you get a program started in your church.