Who We Are
Impact Sports International was founded in 2006 as a missions agency that uses the venue of sports to carry out the Great Commission that Jesus gave His followers: to make disciples and take His message of truth and redemption to the nations and everywhere in between. We are an interdenominational ministry with a burden to reach those at the "ends of the earth" who have never had the opportunity to hear the Good News for geographical, cultural, or legal reasons. God has especially equipped us with a mode of communication that translates in every culture and grants us access to places others cannot or will not go.
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to use sports as a vehicle to take the Gospel to places it’s never been, is not allowed, or the delivery of it has previously been ineffective. Our vision is to see people come to know Christ as their Personal Savior both locally and around the world, and to see Christians grow in their walk with the Lord by equipping them to share their faith through sports.
Using Sports to Impact the World with the Gospel
Primary Areas of Interest
Our primary goal is to use our God-given talents, abilities, knowledge, and expertise in sports to gain access to lost people who are resistant to traditional means of evangelism or have never had the opportunity to hear the Truth of the Gospel message. We focus on the following areas:
Most of our international trips are to restricted-access countries where there is little to no Gospel presence. Regardless of destination, each trip takes players, coaches, and support personnel to foreign countries to provide a sports service. In most cases we work with existing ministries or missionaries on the field to further supplement what they do as well as seeking to share Christ with as many as possible. Learn more
We visit regional and federal prisons in the Southeast region of the U.S. where we play softball and basketball against the inmates. During or after play, our players share their testimony and the Gospel. Our guys have the chance to share stories of what God has done in their lives and God has done some amazing things through these trips. Learn more
We also work in conjunction with Missions Conferences helping to train and mobilize Christians for the Great Commission. The vision for this ministry and its inspiration actually began during a Missions Conference when we heard how much of the world had never heard the name of Jesus spoken aloud. Email our staff if you would like to have a representative of Impact Sports be a part of your church's Missions Conference.
We conduct discipleship Bible studies for trip participants to help them grow in their walk with the Lord. Just as we feel it is important for new believers on the field to have a place to plug in, we also want to provide that for our trip participants. Email our staff to find out when our next study will begin.
1 “It’s a youth ministry.”
Our participants have ranged from age 2 to 70 years old, male and female. In fact, only a handful of the international trips we have taken have included athletes younger than college age. Although we do include youth in some of our projects, most of the ministry opportunities we have require adults of all ages.
2 “Only high level players are needed.”
It is true that we must have quality athletes or coaches in order to compete and give our message credibility. However, in the past those who have gone and served in a supporting role have been as effective, if not more so, than the athletes. In areas where sharing the Gospel is restricted in some way, the “support personnel” with us often times have more ministry opportunities than do the athletes and coaches. This makes them essential to the success of the ministry and also opens the door for “non-sports” people to be involved.