If you love Jesus, love people, and like sports…see the below opportunities!
Short-Term Sport Team Future Opportunities
Our short-term teams strategically partner with local churches as they reach and impact their communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Short-term teams typically serve for 10-21 days. A typical day will involve 2-3 events. Events include: games, clinics/camps, church services, & youth meetings. In the context of these events, SA is about the 4Es: Evangelize the lost, Encourage the Body of Christ, Edify each other, and Equip the Body of Christ towards long-term sports ministry.
Spain (Beach Volleyball) – Late June / Early July 2018
Ministry: We have been invited by some brothers and sisters in Christ to come to Barcelona, Spain for a few weeks this coming June. They are asking us to help them establish a long-term Beach Volleyball ministry because they see so many without a relationship with Jesus but love to go to the beaches and play volleyball. Each morning we plan to gather with our Spanish brothers and sisters on the beach to pray, improve volleyball skills, and teach them how to teach Beach Volleyball to youngsters.
Each afternoon, we plan to go TOGETHER with our Spanish brothers and sisters to the many Beach Volleyball courts to play, make friends, intentionally engage in spiritual conversations with folks, and see how the Lord leads.
If you love Jesus, love people, enjoy playing volleyball, and this sounds interesting to you, please contact us at SA@oci.org
Taiwan & Philippines (Basketball) – mid to late July 2018
Ministry: Sports Ambassadors is looking for guys who love Jesus, love people, and enjoy playing basketball. We have been invited by missionaries in Taiwan and church planters in the Philippines to come mid to late July 2018 (exact dates TBD) to play 2-3 games a day & periodically conduct clinics. At each of these players and those we are serving connect with folks, share about their relationship with Jesus and encourage people to join home Bible studies.
3-6 Month & Gap Year Opportunities
Join a SA short-term team (see above) and stay for an extended period of time under the mentorship of SA/OC personnel. By doing this, you will learn by experience the power and viability of sports ministry in the local church as well as play a vital role in SA/OC’s long-term ministry in that area.
Undergraduate Internship Opportunities
If your school requires a ministry and/or missions internship, SA can help. We have internship opportunities available in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Interns will work with SA/OC personnel on a day to day basis using sports to help local churches reach their communities. Interns will be exposed to a wide variety of sports ministry experiences. Please contact us for more information.
Sports ministry is a powerful tool the Lord is using these days to expand His Kingdom. Please pray about and consider joining OC and being a part of our SA team as a Sports Ministry Specialist. Many of our OC fields desire to have a career Sports Ministry Specialist serve alongside them as they realize the tremendous part that sports ministry plays in reaching the lost as well as developing leaders within the church and/or sporting world context. Please contact us for more information and opportunities. We would love to hear what God is placing on your heart!