To share the message of Jesus Christ in sports settings, helping student / athletes and coaches to integrate their faith with their sport, and to help motivate them to play well


Devotional Messages to Athletic Teams

The presentation of the message of Jesus Christ to student/athletes and coaches in the athletic environment where they participate; a practice field, team dressing room, dining facility, gymnasium, stadium, etc. The purpose is twofold. First, to help athletes integrate their faith in Jesus Christ with their efforts in the sport they play. Secondly, the message should help motivate the athletes and coaches to play better, heightening their awareness of the upcoming competition.

Bible Studies with Athletic Teams


A small group of individuals that gather to learn and increase their knowledge about the Bible, integrating their faith with athletics. The purpose is to provide a loving, accepting, supportive and confidential environment for student/athletes to share their everyday successes and struggles, while developing important relationships with each other. The distribution of Sports Spectrum magazine, Bibles and Resource materials are available.


Relationship Building through School Visits

Visitation of coaches and athletes on school campuses, before and after school. The purpose is to encourage, facilitate, schedule activities, and assess needs of the student / athletes and coaches in their everyday environment. To gather feedback on current activities that help organize and plan future activities, while facilitating general outreach communication.


Mini Camp

The Asheville Invitational "7-on-7" Mini-Camp was held in June at Asheville High School stadium. Over 100 athletes from North Henderson and Polk County High Schools joined Asheville High for a 6 game round robin format. The Mini Camp included a devotion at “halftime”by Coach Mark Speir, WCU Head Football Coach, plus Gatorade and a hamburger! This was the 13th mini-camp co-hosted by Sports Outreach. Sports Outreach went on the road in June and July to work leadership camps. Jack served as a counselor for 1 Broyhill Leadership Camp, conducting several seminars and leading a daily small group. Athletes from across the US participated in the weeklong camps. The first camp was for some very bright business minded student athletes.