REACHGathering proved itself a great experience. REACH was a great experience on many levels that I would like to reflect on and share with you. Trusting you too have spent some time hearing and responding to what God may be asking of you in sports ministry.
REACH was a great experience as a result of the good folks at Bellevue Baptist. The hospitality, the care, and the genuine desire to host an event that glorified Christ. Thanks to Chris, Jessica, Tanner, and Derek and the many others who played a significant role. With details removed, we were provided a place to rest, work, and play.
REACH was a great experience because the people of God were gathered. Over thirteen countries present to share in the worship of God and hear of His mighty works around the globe. It’s refreshing to see the bigger picture and walk with those serving in a variety of locations.
REACH was a great experience because it solidified the conversations of a movement. Over the years we have talked about a sports ministry movement and what are all the elements involved. This season of the conference, I experienced conversations around the tables and in the classrooms that celebrated the history of recreation and sports, but also challenged the present activites of church recreation and sports. Any movement always begins with good questions.I experienced conversations with people that are asking the same questions without prior conversations. There seems to be a renewal of our purpose and discovering that purpose. Thanks to all the teachers and presenters for be vulnerable and open. Thanks to the practitioners for sharing their stories that cause each of us to continue to fight the good fight.
REACH was a great experience because it participates in the joy of gathering different denominations and organizations together for one purpose. Thank you to the REACH leadership for their hard work and vision.
It’s my desire we will gather in the in between to continue dialogue and gather again next April at LakePointe in Rockwall Texas to once again listen and hear the movements of God.
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