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 through sports. During that time, the initiative of our ministry to Churches – most recently referred to as Church Sports Outreach (CSO) – has worked with Local Churches both in the USA and around the world. Our desire has always been to help catalyze a vigorous and effective pursuit of those Local Churches’ unique efforts to utilize the tools of sports, rec, and fitness.
- To more fully reflect our hearts desire to be used as catalyst to serve, coordinate, and assist Churches and Chaplains around the world.
- To more closely link our two areas of ministry under one name – CEDE Sports, CEDE Partners, and CEDE Network (the name of our initiative to Chaplains)
- To better communicate our collaborative strategy to accomplish our united mission
Our name isn’t the only thing that is changing.
We are excited to announce the opening of the CEDE Partners Church Directory. This Directory is a tool that can be used by any church in the world that is involved in sports, rec, and fitness ministry. It is FREE and will provide an opportunity for sports, rec, and fitness ministers to
- Connect with other sports, rec, and fitness ministers for support, encouragement, and ideas
- Access resources from CEDE Partners, other churches, and partner ministries who share this vision of mobilizing local churches
Right now we are just beginning the process of encouraging churches to join the Directory, with close to 100 churches now Directory members. It is our desire that hundreds and eventually thousands of churches join this Directory, providing needed support to the multitude of sports, rec, and fitness ministers in the USA and around the world.
With that in mind, I want to encourage you to join this Church Directory and start experiencing these benefits. It is FREE and as simple as filling out a brief registration form, which asks you for information that other churches would want to know about you and your sports, rec, or fitness ministry. To fill out that form, just click here.
As a Directory member, you will then be able to take advantage of the resources assembled. We are just starting to build this library of materials that we hope becomes the place for sports, rec, and fitness ministers to find what they need to build the kingdom of God in their context.
Finally, look around the CEDE Sports website and the tab titled Chaplains. There you can learn more about how us and how CEDE Network works to mobilize Chaplains around the world.
As we launch these new efforts, we look forward to your involvement and welcome your input on how we can better serve you in your ministry.