Sports and Recreational Ministries - Clarks Summit University

Sports and Recreational Ministries (Bachelor of Science) 

The world of sports is an incredible avenue to reach the lost and disciple believers. The Sports and Recreational Ministries major equips you to reach people as an excellent leader in the field. Through powerful classes and practical experiences, you will develop your skills for maximum impact. CSU faculty members bring years of experience to the classroom and a desire to see you succeed in both academics and service for Christ. They provide real-world training and personal mentoring, preparing you to meet your goals. 

Do What you Love. 

You love sports and people. Through your own experience, you know how instrumental coaches and teammates can be in growing a person physically and spiritually. You have seen the difference sports ministry can make, and you want to spend your life influencing athletes toward Christlikeness. 

Get the training you need to make a difference in the world one athlete at a time. 

Quick facts about CSU’s Sports and Recreational Ministries Program 

  • 121 Credits

  • Real world experience through internships and apprenticeship courses

  • You will be prepared for graduate study or missions work 

You will Learn to… 

  • Utilize sports principles to teach biblical truth

  • Develop sportsmanship and integrity in athletes

  • Evangelize and disciple people through sports

  • Mobilize team members for greater impact 

You will Leave Clarks Summit University with…

  • Hands-on experience in ministry settings

  • Leadership experience and skills

  • Deepened passion for people to know biblical truth

  • Discipleship and mentoring skills

  • Preparation and confidence for an effective career

You Could be a…

  • Church sports ministry director
  • Camp director
  • Community center director
  • Associate pastor
  • Leader in organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Ambassadors, Word of Life ministries, SCORE ministries and the YMCA

Courses Include…

  • History and Philosophy of Sports Ministry

  • Biblical Foundations for Sports Ministry

  • Evangelism and Discipleship in Sports Ministry

  • Administration and Organization of Sports Ministry

  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership

  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader

  • Personal Life of the Ministry Leader

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