Sports Ministry

The heart and soul of the Sports Ministry of Mission First is to provide a safe, empowering and encouraging outlet for children and youth to develop their character and integrity. Challenging students to rise above ordinary standards to a level of excellence develops pride, determination and focus. Through athletic programs and mentoring for boys and girls, Mission First develops young people in a variety of ways. The life change that occurs as a result is exceedingly evident.

After a short time, students involved in these ministries are more effective in their educational and personal pursuits, and they begin to value hard work and dedication which will carry them well into their adult years.The Sports Ministry operates a weekly after school athletic program and a summer program. Both programs focus on developing youth through coaching, tutoring and Bible study. Moreover, Mission First operates an Upward Basketball program where children and youth can learn that in Jesus’ heart each student is a winner. This program encourages parents and community members to invest in the lives of children and youth in a uniquely challenging way.

The Mission First Sport's Ministry has a relationship with two special organizations whose support has been paramount to the success of our program. Jackson Youth for Christ and Belhaven University Athletics are both integral partners along with hundreds of ministry volunteers.

If you would like to be contacted by our Sports Director about registration for this program, please click the Sports Request tab on the right side of this page.