Sport is one of the many evidences of a gracious God. It can unite people, sharing together in the enjoyment it brings. But it brings the challenge of proper stewardship under God, especially when working with young people. Are they being encouraged to use their gifts and time to God’s glory? Are you ensuring that they are living by God’s Word, rather than prioritising their sport? There is a lot to learn about how God wants us to live through sports – both on and off the field.
John Perritt is the Director of Resources for Reformed Youth Ministries (rym.org) and serves as the host of The Local Youth Worker podcast for RYM. He is the author of Your Days Are Numbered (2016) & What Would Judas Do? (2017). He and his wife, Ashleigh, live in Ridgeland, MS, with their five children.