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Evangelism/Discipleship

Why the Missional Movement Will Fail

July 19, 2018

This was a 2-part series by Mike Breen and you can them here: Part 1 and Part 2.  Below are some excerpts I found particularly provoking:So what is th...

Competition/Sports

A Question to ask when you Compete

July 17, 2018

Below is a guest post from Ryan Kendall:“There are many thoughts that go through a Christian athlete or coach’s mind during competition. I...

Ministry Development

Lessons from an Empty Pickle Jar

July 11, 2018

What are your big rocks?This is a question we frequently ask each other around Cede Sports. The question is based on an illustration I heard several y...

Local Church

The Beauty of the Local Church

July 9, 2018

Anne Rice is a novelist known for writing books about vampires that have sold 100 million copies.  She made a very public profession of her conversion...

Competition/Sports

How Do You Know When Sports Are An Idol? Part 4

July 6, 2018

Sports and Idolatry – In Part 1,  Part 2 an Part 3 of “How do you know when sports are an idol?”, I have tried to make this connection and equip...

Competition/Sports

How Do You Know When Sports Are An Idol? Part 3

July 2, 2018

Sports and Idolatry – In Part 1 and Part 2 of “How do you know when sports are an idol?”, I have tried to make this connection and e...

Competition/Sports

How Do You Know When Sports Are an Idol? Part 2

June 29, 2018

Sports and Idolatry – hopefully you are connecting these two ideas.In Part 1, I said there are three important ideas we need to embrace in order...

Competition/Sports

How Do You Know When Sports Are an Idol? Part 1

June 27, 2018

A fellow sports minister had a recent conversation with a coach where the sports minister asked, “Do you think you have a problem with sports being an...

Ministry Development

Avoiding the Drain of Busyness

June 26, 2018

Good stuff here from Trevin Wax. Below is an excerpt: 2. Beware of the PingIn The Accidental Creative, Todd Henry warns against the Ping:“The Pi...

Local Church

The Vernacular of Sports Outreach

June 21, 2018

Tim Keller wrote an article in 2011 entitled The Missional Church.  In it, he describes the elements of a missional church.  Below is a short excerpt ...

Ministry Development

4 Temptations Christian Leaders Face

June 18, 2018

Via Michael Hyatt:The temptation of priorities. Weak leaders put themselves last. They mistakenly think this is more spiritual. As I wrote in another ...

Ministry Development

Plan God Out!

June 13, 2018

By Jason MillerHaving a plan is good. Organization is good. Being prepared is good. But…is it possible to “plan God out”? There are ...

Gospel Centricity

How to Start a Spiritual Conversation

June 12, 2018

“If you were to die tonight, do you know for certain you would go to heaven?”While this question may be helpful in the course of a spiritu...

Gospel Centricity

Our Longing for a Hero

June 6, 2018

Batman. Superman. William Wallace. Indiana Jones. All great heroes brought to life in the movies! (When you think of a hero, who comes to your mind?)I...

Gospel Centricity

Gospel-Saturated Sports?

June 4, 2018

As Christians, we tend to compartmentalize aspects of our lives. Going to church, reading the Bible, and praying are all “spiritual” thing...

Ministry Development

Great Questions to ask Yourself, New Volunteers or Hires

May 30, 2018

I recently ran across this quote from Paul David Tripp in a Resurgence blog that is an excerpt from Tripp’s book, Dangerous Calling.Because of w...

Ministry Development

Sports: The Idol That Doesn’t Love You Back

May 29, 2018

A great post here from Justin Buzzard.  Below is an excerpt:At our church we talk about 4 root idols that we tend to attach our lives to.CONTROL. You ...

CEDE Sports

Strategies for Battling Busyness as a Sports Outreach Minister

May 23, 2018

We frequently tell those in and outside of the sports ministry world the following: The job of a sports minister is the most logistically demanding jo...

Evangelism/Discipleship

The Gospel Produces Effective Evangelists

May 21, 2018

The gospel produces in Christians both humility and boldness.  Read what Tim Keller says: “When the gospel ‘comes home’-humbling and affirming you, it...

Competition/Sports

It Could Have Gone Either Way!

February 1, 2018

The “Minnesota Miracle.”  Alabama’s overtime victory over Georgia. Georgia’s overtime win over Oklahoma. New England’s late drive to defeat Jacksonvil...

Evangelism/Discipleship

Starting Spiritual Conversations

December 12, 2017

In my working with people on outreach, I have discovered one of the most difficult things for them to do is start “spiritual” conversations. I put the...

Ministry Development

How would it look if God did amazing things in the next 3 years?

November 30, 2017

This is a question we often ask sports ministers in our coaching sessions with them. We usually frame it something like this – “If we are talking thre...

Gospel Centricity

Sorrowful but Always Rejoicing

November 22, 2017

Today is one of those days. I don’t know about you but for me there are some days when the brokenness of the world, the loss of goodness all arou...

Competition/Sports

ATHLETICA

November 16, 2017

I recently ran across a satirical look at sports in the United States titled Inside America’s Largest Religious Revival You Know Nothing About. The au...

Competition/Sports

Should We Pray to Win?

November 8, 2017

“Of course, we pray for victory.” This response came in answer to a series of questions from Christianity Today to the Houston Astros Spanish-spe...

CEDE Sports

Top 10 Mistakes Sports Ministers Make – Part Three

November 3, 2017

Top 10 Mistakes Sports Ministers MakeFor 20 years plus CEDE Sports has been committed to come alongside Local Churches to catalyze a vigorous and effe...

CEDE Sports

Top 10 Mistakes Sports Ministers Make – Part Two

November 1, 2017

Top 10 Mistakes Sports Ministers MakeFor 20 years plus CEDE Sports has been committed to come alongside Local Churches to catalyze a vigorous and effe...

CEDE Sports

Top 10 Mistakes Sports Ministers Make – Part One

October 31, 2017

Top 10 Mistakes Sports Ministers MakeFor 20 plus years CEDE Sports has been committed to coming alongside Local Churches to catalyze a vigorous and ef...

Gospel Centricity

“Get a Grip!”

October 24, 2017

I might say this to someone I think has too high an opinion of themselves or their abilities. “Get a grip” would be my reminder that they aren’t or ca...

CEDE Sports

The Heart Behind The CEDE Partners Blog and Resources

October 19, 2017

We are very excited about the future God has for us at CEDE Partners.In the light of that excitement, we have designed a new website.  We have even ch...

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