Have you ever considered that each of our avocations is an opportunity to introduce those following us to the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
I am a golfer. It is one of the ways I relax and enjoy time with friends. It is also a discipleship tool that I use to invest in others.
Golf provides me regular opportunities to have conversations about life and faith with people who may not otherwise ever consider those things. On the golf course, there are no pretenses; we are all there to have a good time. That relaxed atmosphere provides an excellent opportunity to build relationships and share the love of Christ.
One of the ways I disciple others through golf is by inviting them to join me for Discipleship meetings that we conduct online and on the course. It is a great way to connect with other golfers who are being convicted that they should develop a closer walk with God. These discipleship meetings provide an excellent opportunity to study the Bible together and pray for one another.
If you are a golfer, I encourage you to consider how you can use your time on the course to introduce others to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a great way to build relationships and disciple others in their faith.
Thanks for reading!
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As we've discussed in the past, our Golf Program in Schools in Montgomery, AL (read here) was a resounding success this past Spring.
So how do we continue that success?
We are thankful that Dr Fenderson of the Montgomery City Schools has agreed to invite us back to the 5th thru 9th grade schools. This allows us to solidify our contact with the schools we went into this past Spring and, hopefully expand into the other schools as they become more aware of our impact on their students.
In this regard, we are working with Pike Road Middle and Senior High to get back into their Gym, hopefully, the first or second week of October. We have been coordinating with Mr Ted White to schedule a few days in the gym with another Field Day @ Gateway Park Golf Course as well.
We are truly thankful to have a close relationship with St James United Methodist Church as well. Ross Jenkins has been our primary contact and he has been extremely helpful engaging with Pike Road and their students. We hope to continue that relationship and create a larger impact on the Spiritual lives of our kids and their families. This is a good place to let you see what we're really about. Click on this link for our video.
in addition, Quincy Leonard has partnered with us to present the Leo - GPS - Golf Academy for our students as well. This summer Quincy conducted several weekday camps at which a few of our students attended. He has agreed to participate in our Field Day outreaches and will continue to guide our students to his regularly scheduled clinics and camps.
Here's the Leo Golf Academy Fall Clinic Schedule.
Well, we believe Carr Middle would be the next stop for our GPS Program. Mr Baldwin of Carr Middle was incredible last year; allowing us into the gym classes for all of their students. We hope to enter Carr Middle following our engagement with Pike Road. Additionally, Grace Point Baptist Church which is just across the highway from Carr Middle. has been very receptive to our program. In fact, Naomi Kemp, our local coordinator for Child Evangelism Fellowship in Middle Alabama, introduced us to Pastor Scotty and Youth Leader Mike. Mr Larry Campbell from Grace Point and his son Troy have latched onto our program and are providing incredible golf instruction experience to all of our kids when we conduct our Field Days.
Not quite sure, but, we did programs @ Brewbaker Middle and Floyd Middle Magnet Schools. I'm pretty sure both of these schools will allow us to re-enter, but, we haven't, as of yet, finalized a schedule with them.
Worth mentioning as well is the incredible support and assistance we have received from the management of Montgomery City golf courses as well as the Driving Force Ladies Golf group from Lagoon Park Golf Club. Ms Cindy Ashley has given her support to our program and Ms Hattie Robinson, & Ms Ann and Mr Norm Hall have given much of their time in the schools and on the practice tee. We pray they will continue to work with us for the students of Montgomery Schools .
So, you see we are enjoying great success in Montgomery, Alabama. We continue to work through our Universal Prayer process for our Murfreesboro, TN GPS Academy at Champions Run GC and our Santa Rosa, FL Academy on the Pan Handle of Florida.
We would love to have you participate at any of these locations or in your location.
Learn more about what we do and how we do it, here.....
Hard to believe it's been since December that I've posted in this Blog. Must have been busy....
That's right, we've been busy!!
The Spring of 2022 Golf Program in Schools is complete and we have introduced nearly 40,000 students to the game of golf!!!!
Included in those numbers are the results of our newest location, Montgomery, Alabama. Here are those numbers;
We went into four schools, grades 5th thru 9th grade; Pike Road Junior High School, Brewbaker Middle School, Carr Middle School and Floyd Middle Magnet School over five weeks this spring.
Busy, yeah we've been busy ............
Good morning, back on Thanksgiving day 2018 I was meditating for many days on a song by CeCe Winans called, Alabaster Box.
This story about Mary's alabaster box is best expressed in the book of Luke 7:37-50. Read it here (click)
I really enjoy music and since becoming a Believer many years ago have only focused on music that edifies Christ or speaks about the Christian Life; worship songs, excetera. But, I'm not an expert in Christian music or any music at all, however, it does something to me and I believe, lately, that it has been something that has been a communication, quite honestly, from the Lord.
What do I mean by that? I mean that my life, thankfully, has become a devotional life. I don't mean that I'm any better than anybody else or that I'm out of the ordinary or strange or special. I don't mean that at all. What I mean is, that as I conduct my devotional times each day, through reading the word of God, prayer, sometimes fasting, and devoting myself to the times of fellowship with many other fellow Believers, that my attraction to certain songs has been part of the message the Lord is communicating to me. Again, I don't say that I'm special. I just believe that, possibly, the Lord uses music and specific songs in our lives, as we devote our Lives to Christ, that aid in communicating the message that the Lord wants to give to us.
So here on Thanksgiving day 2018, for the past few weeks, the song Alabaster Box has been increasingly attractive and, quite honestly, ministering to me to a degree. I couldn't quite understand why until this morning.
Again, it was Thanksgiving and the question during Thanksgiving for many folks is, "What does Thanksgiving mean? and, "What am I thankful for?"
So now I'm giving back to Him
Trying to follow the Lord's will regarding ministry and the platform of golf.