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Red Rocks Taking the Church into Sports

Red Rocks Sports Ministry believes in making sure you're not just physically fit, but spiritually fit. They are building the Church by building community on the field. Read Transcript


DAVID: SCOTT'S VISION OF A

FULL SCALE SPORTS MINISTRY BEGAN

AT RED ROCKS CHURCH IN DENVER,

COLORADO.

A VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE FORMED AND

RED ROCKS SPORTS MINISTRY

BLOSSOMED THERE.

HE THOUGHT WHAT BETTER WAY TO

REACH OUT TO THOSE.

WE ARE CALLED TO REACH THOSE

IN OUR COMMUNITY.

DAVID: RED ROCK SPORTS

MINISTRY HAS YEAR ROUND LEAGUES

RANGING FROM DODGE BALL TO

BASEBALL AND EVERYTHING IN

BETWEEN.

JENNY PLAYED SPORTS IN COLLEGE

AND AFTER GRADUATED HAD A HARD

TIME MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFE

STYLE.

RED ROCKS BOWLING LEAGUE HELPED

HER.

WHEN I FOUND IT, IT WAS THE

PERFECT COMBINATION.

DAVID: VOLUNTEER JEREMY

COLEMAN FOUND OTHER CHRISTIANS.

I WAS GOING TO RED ROCK FOR

TWO YEARS.

WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE

BOWLING LEAGUE, I KNEW I NEEDED

MORE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY.

IT WAS EASY TO MEAN PEOPLE IN

NON-SCARY EVASIVE WAY.

DAVID: IT HAS MADE A HUGE

IMPACT TO AFFECTING LIVES FOR

JESUS CHRIST.

THOUSANDS HAVE SIGNED UP TO TAKE

PART IN THE SPORTS GROUPS.

IT IS NOT JUST IMPORTANT TO MAKE

SURE YOU ARE PHYSICALLY FIT BUT

SPIRITUALLY FIT AS WELL.

SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE

FUN WHILE WORKING OUT.

PEOPLE ARE, THEY DON'T WANT THE

30 MINUTES ON A TREADMILL.

YOU ARE MEETING PEOPLE AND

FELLOWSHIP AND GETTING A GOOD

WORKOUT.

DAVID: PEOPLE PRAY AFTER THE

GAMES, NOT BEFORE.

IT HELPS CUT DOWN ON UNSPORTSMAN

LIKE CONDUCT.

I HAVE MET SO MANY PEOPLE

THAT AREN'T CHRISTIANS, I'LL

INVITE THEM TO COME TO THE

BASKETBALL TEAM.

THEY ARE FASCINATED THAT WE PRAY

AFTERWARDS THAT ARE PEOPLE THAT

ARE OUR OPPONENTS.

WE ARE ABLE TO PUT IT ALL ASIDE

AND COME BACK AT THE END.

WE TRY TO BRING EVERYBODY

TOGETHER AT THE END OF THE GAME.

HOPEFULLY TO HUMBLE THEIR HEARTS

AND LESSEN THOSE EMOTIONS A

LITTLE BIT SO WE CAN LEAVE THE

COURT BEING FRIENDS AGAIN.

DAVID: MAINTAINING

CHRIST-LIKE FRIENDSHIPS MAYBE

ONE GOAL.

ANOTHER IS KEEPING LEAGUES AT A

HIGH SKILL LEVEL AND EVEN HOLD A

DRAFT.

YOU ARE TAKEN OUT OF YOUR

COMFORT ZONE AND FORCED OUT OF

YOUR CIRCLE FRIENDS.

THE CULTURE HAS BEEN GREAT.

FOLLOWING SEASON, NOW ALL THE

SUDDEN YOU ARE PLAYING AGAINST

THOSE FRIENDS AND THE SEASON

BEFORE.

IT HAS CREATED A NICE

ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR PLAYERS.

DAVID: RED ROCKS MINISTRY HAS

GROWN AND CALLED TO FILL THE

VOID IN THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE

THAT NEED IT THE MOST.

WE WORK WITH ORPHAN AGES,

HOMELESS PEOPLE AND PEOPLE WITH

DISABILITIES.

WE WANT TO GET INVOLVED.

AS A CHURCH, WE WANT TO BLESS

THE COMMUNITY.

SO MANY STORIES, THEY CREDIT

BEING INTRODUCED TO THE NEW

COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS AND

ULTIMATELY GIVING THEIR LIFE TO

THE LORD AND GETTING BAPTIZED.

DAVID: HE SAYS BELIEVE IN

WHAT A SPORTS MINISTRY CAN DO

AND WATCH YOUR CHURCH GROW.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, DENVER,

COLORADO.

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