Out of a desire for you to understand more of what we do we decided to invite the people on the field to tell you themselves. In these blogs you will hear from the hands and feet of our ministry as they tell you how their story intersects with CEDE Sports.
Meet Taylor Price..
Q: How did you get connected with CEDE?
A: I came to Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL in 2018 from a career in banking. I was passionate, but truthfully I was just trying to keep my head above water. I got connected with CEDE through the Reach Gathering in 2019. The wisdom and support offered by the guys at CEDE came highly recommended from other sports ministers in attendance. At that point I got connected and the rest is history.
Q: What has been the impact of your involvement with CEDE?
A: CEDE has provided a fresh breath of air during the day in and day out grind that sports ministry can sometimes be. I believe sports ministers are to think like astronauts, how can we get to the moon? However, the administrative work can make us feel more like potato farmers, does this dirt look good enough to plant my next potato in? CEDE has allowed me to take my eyes off of the gritty details for a moment, and to shoot for the moon. For example, good coaches have always been hard to come by, and in my time before CEDE I would find myself struggling through the process of finding enough coaches. Ken helped me to lay out a better Mission, Vision, and Philosophy so not only can I find coaches, but I can invest in them so they buy in, and come back season after season.
Q: Why would someone in sports, Rec and fitness get involved with CEDE?
A: CEDE can help you fix your eyes on the big picture, most importantly on Christ, so that every aspect of what you do in sport ministry, and in life (these things overflow), can come from a Gospel-saturated worldview. Some of the best conversations I’ve had with Ken have not been ministry related as much as life related. At the heart of it, these guys will genuinely care for not only your ministry but for you as an individual, and having another person in your corner as we run this race for Jesus can make all the difference in the world.