Competitive or Complementary? Young People and the Collision of Church and Sports

  • Anthony Keiser, Diocese of Wichita, Kansas

A consistent lament of pastors, youth ministers, and lay leaders is the priority that sports takes in the lives of young people. How is Church supposed to compete? This workshop flips that question on its head, and instead answers what best practices of sports and coaching should be used in a youth ministry setting.

  • Date:Saturday, December 8
  • Time:11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Session Code:C05
  • Submitter - First Name:Anthony
  • Submitter - Last Name:Keiser
  • Submitter - Email
  • Thematic Categories:CYO/Sports
  • Session Outcome 1:Participants will explore why sports takes such a priority in the lives of teenagers and young people, recognizing the community, goal-setting, and challenges of sports that foster the greatest responses from families.
  • Session Outcome 2:Participants will learn to temper any impatience or even hostile thoughts they may have toward the prevalence of sports and other extracurricular activities, channeling that passion and energy into real change.
  • Session Outcome 3:Participants will learn some of the greatest practices in coaching and organizing teams in order to demonstrate the best way to grow youth ministry; gaining years and years of commitment in the same way a successful sports program does.
Anthony Keiser
Diocese of Wichita, Kansas