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Into the Stadium

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Into the stadium - Bryan Mason ISBN 1-85078-502-3

Having been head of the church department at Christians in Sport as well as being fully involved in the CSRM network, Bryan Mason knows a thing or two about church and sport.

The book answer the why and the how of church sports ministry. Chapter 2 "Why have a sport and recreation ministry?" will help the enthusiasm convince a reluctant church leadership.

Chapter 3 "How to start a sports ministry in the local church?" gives a very practical step by step approach to turning dream into reality. Just as important, the next chapter tells you how to sustain it.

Chapter 5 is perhaps the most helpful chapter, containing advice on how to run a

Sports Outreach weekend

An outreach dinner

A Five-A-side football competition

A sports service

Major event ministry

Aerobics

An outdoor activities weekend

A quiz evening

A golf day

Far from being just theoretical, the book contains many examples of how different churches have approached sports ministry

Chapter 8 "The second half" gives a useful account of how to reach and cater for senior citizens within a church sports programme.

The book will help you start a sports ministry in your church. It will help you sustain and develop a sports ministry programme. Even if you have been in the game for years, the book is guaranteed to give you new ideas.

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