It has been said that there are two universal languages — music and sport! Sport crosses over the boundaries of race, tribe, class, age and religion, which so easily divide us and hinder the advancement of the gospel.
Sports Friends' passion is to develop sports ministry leaders around the world, who will use sport as a bridge for reaching young people in their communities. Sports Friends is a fully integrated ministry of SIM, specialising in sports ministry.
Sports Friends train coaches to be positive life influences, mentors to young people who are often living without purpose and hope.
Sports Friends sole focus is equipping churches and church planters to use sports as an effective ministry tool, integrated with the church’s other ministries and supportive of its overall mission.
Camping is a powerful ministry tool! Unfortunately, few if any Christian camps exist within the countries where Sports Friends works. Sports Friends, therefore, seeks to develop and provide amazing, transformative camping experiences that young people would otherwise not have access to.
Most people who enjoy sport and games will never achieve a high level of performance or become a professional athlete. Sports Friends' ministry is focused at the grass roots level — on the vast majority who simply want to play and have fun.