Making Disciples In and Through Sport.
Ministry through sports means serving sport in the name of Jesus. We believe the purpose of sports is simple – having fun in an evangelical setting. We love to see lives impacted through the use of sports, recreation, and fitness ministries at our church. We are building bridges to the community for the purpose of leading people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to create opportunities for healthy living through physical activity and sport, develop character as well as the social and mental well being in people of all ages, and helping people see they have great potential and are created for a purpose of loving God who wants them to live life to the fullest.
Upward Sports started as a single church basketball league, and basketball has been the most popular sport ever since. We give players an opportunity to chart their own athletic journey through multiple levels of programming – all while being developed into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially.
Our winter 2020 league is officially closed for registration. The season will run every Saturday from January 11th through February 29th. Keep an eye out for our 2021 winter league. Registration usually opens on October 1st.
Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. It includes both soccer training and teaching about character traits. Their coaches are all background checked and trained in developmentally appropriate teaching and coaching techniques.
Soccer Shots provides a broad range of options for families, targets age specific training, and also allows us as a church to come alongside and get to know parents and families during the training and games.
Our season typically runs from September to November with a FREE day taking place before the season starts to allow you to gauge if this program is for your child.
If you would like more information about our Soccer Shots league, please contact our Associate Pastor of Outreach, Trent Lloyd.Contact Trent
Men’s Open Gym
This Connection Group is open to all men 18 and over. Join us for non-competitive basketball and fellowship each Monday night at 7pm. Don’t forget to bring your friends! This group currently meets at Summit Academy on Main Street in Middletown until renovations in our facility are complete. Contact Wes Wickenheiser for more information or just show up on Monday nights.