Sport enables people to form a bond. They share a common interest and have a common ground for communicating which can develop into friendship.
Going to a local park or hall for a sport brings together adults and children. For example just having a five-a-side game of football involves players, supporters and of course those who provide refreshments.
Activities can be arranged in partnerships with organisations in your area. These may include; County Sports Partnerships, National Governing Bodies and School Sport Partnerships, authorities and community groups. Working in partnership enables a sharing of resources and expertise. It facilitates conversation leading to bonds, friendships and possible more opportunities.
Also, sport can be used as a great way to help raise money for charity because quite often people be willing to do something to help a charity. Being a part of something bigger gives confidence to stretch beyond the usual comfort zone.
– Charge an entry fee per team?
– Remember to have someone bucket-shaking in the crowds.
– Spread the word that you’re organising the event and ask for people to take part.
– Arrange teams.
– Find a suitable location – how about the local park or sports centre.
What you will need
– Equipment depending on your sport (a football)
– Depending on the size of event you are aiming for you might consider a barbecue or bouncy castle.
Christians in Sport support and resource churches as they disciple their own sportspeople and reaches out to its local sports community.