Spiritual Development

Spiritual development is the strong cornerstone of Spartan athletic excellence. Spartan student-athletes are encouraged to use their athletic superiority as an expresion of the talent that God has given them. Student-athletes are also encouraged to become Godly Christian athletic leaders, who embrace the sovereignty of God, grow in their relationship with Christ and serve others.

Opportunities:

  • Athletes in Action (AIA) Summer National Training Camp
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  • Involvement in Campus and Community Service Projects
  • Open Fire: Athlete Centered Chapels
  • Short-Term Cross Cultural Missions Trips (AIA and Team Opportunities)
  • Sports Ministry

Open Fire

Open Fire is a student organized chapel for all TWU CIS and club athletes. Open Fire is currently in its second year of operation, with leaders including Nathan Square-briggs and Kassie Plummer. The purpose of Open Fire is to see athletes grow and mature in Christ. Open Fire strives to show athletes how God's kingdom stretches to every area of life, including sport, and how one can practically work out their faith in an intense sporting environment. Mark Washington (above) of the BC Lions is one of a variety if guest speakers Open Fire presents.

Sports Ministry

Paul and Roslynn Ballard are the coordinator of Sports Ministry programs for both Spartan (C.I.S.) and Titan (club) athletes on campus. Both Spartan and club athletes can commit to becoming sports ministry representatives (SMRs) and minister to their respective teams in various ways, including:

  • Mentorship
  • Team Small-Groups and Prayer Time
  • Champions Night
  • Involvement in Open Fire: An Athlete Centered Chapel

The Sport Ministry Philosophy:

To Position student-athletes who are Sports Ministry Representatives (SMRs) to grow and mature in their faith

  • To stretch athletes outwards in a vision to serve their teammates
  • To determine God-wired passions and identity
  • To offer discipleship by staff throughout the year

To Connect athletes who desire to grow, influence and build Christ centered relationships, through:

  • Open Fire: Athlete Centered Chapels
  • Champions Night: A Small Discussion Group
  • Connections with athletes who are involved in the Sports Ministry team activities

To Equip and Empower athletes to grow in wisdom and understanding in their walk with Christ, through:

  • SLOW week (end of August orientation week for all student leaders)
  • Bi-weekly gatherings for SMRs
  • One-on-One mentorship between SMRs and staff

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MB10-09FRASER VALLEY (Semiahmoo Secondary)L73-70
Mh10-05@Minnesota MankatoL12-1
MB10-05@Guelph (Queen's)L73-70
MS10-05@unbcL1-0
WS10-05@unbcW4-1
WV10-05Regina (West Coast Classic - War Memorial Gym)W3-0
Mh10-04@St. Cloud StateL8-0
MB10-04@Queen's (Queen's)W69-60
MS10-04@unbcL5-3
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