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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

Welcome to the CEDE Partners Blog

October 16, 2017

We are excited to start this new chapter in our ministry to churches.Since 1996, our ministry mission has been to mobilize churches and chaplains thro...

Is It All About the Numbers?

August 21, 2017

Often times, we use numbers as ways to measure success in ministry. Numbers tell a part of the story but certainly not all of the story...

Infographic: What is Gospel-Centered Sports Ministry?

August 16, 2017

We think one aspect of our calling as a ministry is to spur on gospel centricity in sports ministries within the local church.

Do I Need a Coach?

August 14, 2017

Recently, I read The Big Miss by Hank Haney about his years of coaching Tiger Woods. One of my main takeaways from the book was:

The Difference Between a Great Team and a Good Team

August 9, 2017

The difference between High Performance teams and really good teams is the level of genuine care and concern the members demonstrate towards each othe...

The Power of Story

August 8, 2017

Motorcycles are dangerous.I believe that propositional statement to be true.  You may believe it or not.  If you do, you can without that belief reall...

“Barely getting a leaf out.” – Tim Keller

August 7, 2017

I had never heard of this short story but really connected with this idea. I often feel this way, like I haven't scratched the surface of what I want ...

Dream Maker vs. Dream Breaker

August 2, 2017

In your ministry or business, you can be one of two things: a dream maker or a dream breaker...

The Way We Talk to Our Children Becomes Their Inner Voice

July 31, 2017

It begs the question, what "inner voice" am I giving my children?

Why the Gospel is Good News for Believers…Now

July 26, 2017

If you think the Christian experience is supposed to be characterized by constant discouragement and infrequent victory over sin, your gospel is too s...

The Gospel is…

July 24, 2017

Here are a couple of thoughts about the Gospel that I have found very helpful:

Your Gospel is Too Small

July 19, 2017

A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small...

Characteristics of Great Teammates

July 17, 2017

Good teammates are great finishers. They get the job done. They take projects across the finish line...

The Gospel Produces Effective Evangelists

July 12, 2017

So the gospel humbles me before anyone, telling me I am a sinner saved only by grace. But it also emboldens me before anyone, telling me I am loved an...

Book Review: Remember Why You Play

July 10, 2017

The author, David Thomas—a sports writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram—tells the story from preseason camp to the state championship game of the Gr...

What is the Most Played Sport in America? You May be Surprised!

July 5, 2017

So what sport do you think we have played or play the most in the US? Is it one of the traditional big three - football, basketball, or baseball? Or...

Two Things Americans Think about Sports

July 3, 2017

I recently ran across a fascinating article on Barna.org entitled "Futball to Football:What Americans Think of Sports." Over the next several posts, I...

How to Measure Success in Ministry

June 28, 2017

Supernatural fruitfulness cannot always be measured...

Your Players: Build Them or Break Them

June 26, 2017

As a coach you have the privilege to train players and mold them into better players, but you also have the opportunity to mold their lives to some ex...

Lecrae Discusses What it Means to be a Man

June 21, 2017

Obviously, sports is a place where coaches and parents have the ability to shape young boys into men...

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