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YWAM Sports moving forward after the Townsville Gathering

It sure was great to meet so many of you in the September YWAM Together! God sure is on the move in the area of sports in our mission. He seems to be building momentum as we move ahead with the vision he is giving us. And it is great to know we all have a part in that vision. It is not about a small group of leaders creating a bottle neck for the vision. I believe God’s heart for us is to see a broad, God sized vision play out in our lives, ministries and mission around the world.

Some of the things we talked about are really in their infant stage. Very fragile and in need of much care. It will require all of us to help take care of this infant with selfless service and humble sacrifice to help the baby grow. So let’s roll up our sleeves and come together to help feed and nurture this ministry God has given us into the future.

It would be a good place to start if we begin by developing a better understanding of the territory we are heading into. Some of us have been ministering for years in these areas while others are just getting started. It would be good for us all to try and get on the same page in our direction and calling as a mission in sports. 

One area I would like to encourage each one of you look into is the global sports ministry network outside YWAM. They have an incredible kingdom minded ministry set up on the world stage. I have been so blessed to get to know this coalition and can’t say enough about their wonderful service in extending God’s kingdom around the world. They offer sports leadership training all over the world. They have a level one and level two training curriculum that is second to none. We have actually incorporated the two courses on to our University of the Nations network. 

This year a new ReadySetGO training material will also be released. More than likely there will be ReadySetGO seminars in your country. Please look them up. It would bless you to invite people from this global sports movement to run a seminar on your base. If you want your sports ministry to get a real shot in the arm to advance the sports ministry cause, connect with these leaders and you will be blessed.

Sports ministries is such a huge kingdom calling, it goes way beyond the confines of YWAM or any other single group. We must come together with a kingdom mindset to shoulder the burden as a body. Let’s unite around the throne, placing our callings and vision at the altar before the King. Together we can offer up a fragrant sacrifice to glorify Him. 

God bless you for all the amazing things you do in Him. May he continue to guide and direct your steps into the future as you seek to glorify his name in the nations.

Peace, Mitch Anderson