Spain – Sports Ministry

Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world; it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to young people in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”

This position will provide an opportunity to join a local sports team in order to build relationships and be a light.

While participating on a local sports team, there may be additional opportunities to teach fitness classes to members of the community or to coach a local team. This role’s primary motivation is the desire to see people come to know Christ and to form a community of people who love Jesus.

  • Christian Maturity: Humility and a mature Christian walk, with the ability to be highly relational
  • Thorough knowledge of the Bible
  • Evangelism and Discipleship experience
  • Training and ability to participate in and to conduct/lead fitness and sports programs and events (preferred but not required skill prior to coming to the field. This training can occur while on the field)
  • Become a proficient communicator in the local language
  • Regularly meet with teammates/athletes on a one-on-one or small group basis outside of practice/training sessions with the intention of evangelism and discipleship.
  • Display Christ-like behavior on and off the field. Be ready to share how Christ impacts you as an athlete/coach.
  • Assist in the administration of any sports camps or clinics to bless the sports community. Carry out the camps to full completion with Christian values as the driving force, and seek to build relationships that lead to evangelism throughout the camp.
  • If teaching local fitness classes, include Scripture and/or Biblical values/stories during your time together.