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Recreation and Sports Ministry

Hardback|Mar 2003
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How open is our culture to recreation and sports? The popular culture today is saturated with recreation and sports, each time these events are held, they capture the imaginations of millions of people in America. The questions are, according to...


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How open is our culture to recreation and sports? The popular culture today is saturated with recreation and sports, each time these events are held, they capture the imaginations of millions of people in America. The questions are, according to general editor John Garner, where is the church and how is the church using these tools to reach people, and will the church see the opportunity to use recreation and sports as ministry tools? If the church can capture the imaginations of people, it can get their attention, gain access to their minds, and reach their hearts with the message of God's love.
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How open is our culture to recreation and sports? The popular culture today is saturated with recreation and sports. The Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series, X-Games, Iron Man events, the Final Four in college basketball, and the playoff series in professional basketball capture the imaginations of millions of people in America each time they are held. The questions are, according to general editor John Garner, where is the church and how is the church using these tools to reach people, and will the church see the opportunity to use recreation and sports as ministry tools? ^The fact is, most churches are not reaching the postmodern culture and are being ignored by an increasingly non-Christian American culture because people see no relevance to their lives. What they do see relevance in is re-creative leisure; they pursue it at break-neck speed and often at great costs. Somehow the church must learn to "capture the imagination" of a world that is passing it by. If the church can cap
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John Garner (Ed)

Garner, a graduate of southwestern baptist theological seminary, has published numerous articls on recreation and sports ministry. Also a lecturer and speaker, he is Director of the Ministry Team Leadership Department at Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee.

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