Sports Ministry Minor

The sports ministry minor equips students with hands-on learning opportunities and a theological foundation for the practice of sports ministry within a variety of settings, from cross-cultural missions and church plants, to recreation/adventure sports, fitness/exercise programs, and coaching or camping.

This minor also prepares for parachurch sports ministries, such as Athletes in Action, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Missionary Athletes International, Sports Friends, Surge International, Ignite International, Push the Rock, Climbing for Christ, and Score International.

Required Courses Credits
CRFM 325 – Bible Study and Teaching Methods 3
SRWM/CRFM 227 – Sports Ministry: The Integration of Faith and Sport 3
SRWM/CRFM 275 – Methods of Administration of Sports Ministry 3
Select one course from the following:
CRFM 341 or 342 – Theological Explorations in Youth Cultures and Ministry I or II 3
BADM 320 Leadership Development or SRWM 229 Outdoor Leadership Training** 3
Recommended Electives – choose electives to total 16 hours as approved by advisor
MISS 242 – Missions and the Global Church 3
SRWM 270 – Global Sports Culture 3
SRWM 305 – Sports Ministry Field Practicum* 1-3
SRWM 306 – Principles of Coaching and Sport Management 3
SRWM 240 – Camps and Summer Programs 3
SRWM 241 – Recreation and Tourism 3
INCL xxx – intercultural course recommended and approved by advisor 1-4
CRFM 341 or 342 – Theological Explorations in Youth Cultures I or II

*With approval, the field experience or practicum can be fulfilled through one of the following, provided the course has a sufficient sports ministry component:
CRFM 442 – Internship in Christian Formation 3
MISS 311 – Cross Cultural Field Experience 3-4
INCL 311 – Intercultural Experience 1-4
Total 16

NOTE: Students with an SRWM major and a Sports Ministry Minor must have a minimum of 12 non-overlapping credits to complete the minor.
**Students with an SRWM major will take one or the other based on the course chosen for the major requirement.