Athletics plan fall ministry opportunities
Waxahachie, TX – October 6, 2011 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) Director of Sports Medicine Jaroy Carpenter will lead student athletes in various outreach ministries locally and abroad during the fall semester. Student athletes will participate in outreach ministries after sporting events and during extra-curricular opportunities, at public and private schools, youth groups and Sunday morning services.
SAGU athletes have participated in many off-campus ministries within the past year. The focus has been Game Day Challenge, interactive and recreational lessons for junior high and high school students. The challenge addresses the choices, changes, pressures, relationships and responsibilities of the junior high and school students. The program was recently presented to the Assembly of God’s National Youth Department and Youth Alive for possible duplication.
“They want to package our school outreach for Youth Alive directors and youth pastors to take to their schools and communities across America,” Carpenter explained.
Approximately 80 students have participated in a total of six mission trips to Monterrey, Mexico. The teams have also participated in domestic missions to other cities in Texas, Arizona and Louisiana. Carpenter states that the number of participants exceeds 100 SAGU athletes working in athletic clinics, children and community outreaches. Last winter, 65 SAGU students and student athletes worked as group leaders for the Greater Dallas Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Junior High "Weekend of Champions.” It was the largest group of students from one college that has ever participated in leading an event in the history of the national FCA.
Carpenter has served as the Director of Sports Medicine for seven years, and the Director of Athletes Outreach for four years. SAGU has partnered with his personal ministry, Solid Rock Resources.
Fall 2011 Schedule
October 6: Fellowship Christian Academy School Retreat
October 10: Paradise High & Jr. High School Assemblies
October 16: The Bridge Church Youth Service
October 18: Destiny Center Sunday Service
October 23: First Assembly of God DFW Sunday Service
November 6: Lighthouse Assembly of God Sunday Service
November 13: Cornerstone Assembly of God
November 18-20: Louisiana Youth Ministries
More services and events will be added as the semester progresses.
For more information about Solid Rock Resources, visit www.solidrockresources.com.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.