We are all familiar with the term, and many of our churches are currently active in missions around the world. The Saints Prison Ministry has embraced the concept of these short-term trips for long-term impact and is actively seeking churches to partner with in this area.
Perhaps your church is planning to resume mission trips when access becomes available. But even then, there are likely men in the church that simply are not interested in teaching VBS or painting a church on the mission field. They want to serve, but the opportunities just don’t match their skills and gifting. What if that same opportunity included playing sports instead?
For the last few years, SPM has partnered with three different churches to reach inmates with the Gospel in areas that our current schedule cannot accommodate. These churches have collectively reached thousands with the Gospel, seen hundreds come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, and found fulfillment in serving the Lord with the talents He gave them!
Right now, the state of Florida is wide open to our ministry, and others will soon follow, so there is a great opportunity for your church softball or basketball team to come under the Saints umbrella and make an impact for the Kingdom. Doing something they already do for “fun,” the church can join with the Saints Prison Ministry and send a team to one of four regions of Florida, to minister to inmates who are simply waiting for someone to remember they are still there!
If your church would like to join us in 2021 – using athletics to reach this unreached people group – contact Frank Zeidler, Executive Director, at [email protected] to get the ball rolling!