|An increasing number of youth sporting events|
and practices take place on Sunday mornings.
Ultimately each family must settle on their own convictions (see Romans 14:4-6). Some will come to the same conviction as Olympian Eric Liddell did, “God made countries; God makes kings, and the rules by which they govern. And those rules say that the Sabbath is His. And I for one intend to keep it that way.” Read more about Eric Liddell in a family-friendly devotional format here.
Caz McCaslin, the director of Upward Sports in a blog post yesterday suggested some families viewing Sunday morning as “their personal ministry outlet.” McCaslin writes,
Churchgoing families missing church to attend their kids’ sporting events on Sundays IS a problem…but it’s not nearly as big a problem as all of the families that don’t attend a Bible-believing church at all.
If they won’t come to church with us, then we are commanded to BE the Church to them! I believe God is providing our church member families with an opportunity to use their gifts and talents in sports to share the love of Jesus at those events.
Read Caz McCaslin’s blog post Youth Sports on Sundays: A Paradigm Shift here.
What are your thoughts?
What would it look like for us to train, pray over, send and celebrate families whose “mission field” is their child’s athletic field?