SPT4710 Sport as Mission

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Bill Galipault

Course Description:

The term Sport as Mission recognizes that behind the manmade structures of sport and recreational activities are the God-given abilities and impetus for creative expression through bodily movement. Students will be taught the why and how of ministry in and around the sport and recreation environment.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Upon completion of the course students will be able to: explain the concept of play as it relates to sports and recreation, biblically evaluate the legitimacy of individual sport and recreation activities, articulate why involvement in sport and recreation activities, as participants or managers, fits into our mission as Christ-followers, identify principles of how biblical ministry happens within the sport and recreation environment.

Why This Course Is Important:

The Bibles teaching that there is no sacred/secular divide necessitates that we live our entire lives missionally. Sport and recreation are integral parts of most societies and offer many opportunities for ministry if we approach them with intentionality. Students in this course will be taught to think critically and act missionally.