Concepts and Practices in Sport Outreach – SMGT 315

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 03/30/2022

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the broad spectrum of Christian concepts and practices with sport camp operation and leadership. The student will be equipped to plan, fund, program, direct, evaluate and assess the camp’s effectiveness with an emphasis on outreach to athletes on high school and college campuses, in the local church, and with community organizations.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Successful sport ministry leaders need to know how to prepare themselves for leadership, assemble and lead teams, and fund sport ministry efforts. They also must be prepared to create and lead ministry programs in a variety of sport and community contexts.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirement Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are a collaborative learning experience. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words.

Written Assignments (8)

The student will write research-based papers in current APA format that focuses on the Learn material in the Module: Week the paper is assigned. Modules: Weeks 1–4 and 6–8 will require a 3-page paper, while Module 5: Week 5 will require a 7–10-page paper. Each shorter paper must include at least 2 references, in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. The longer paper must include at least 5 references, in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice, true/false questions, and have a 45 minute time limit except for Module 7: Week 7, which will contain 20 multiple-choice, true/false questions, for which the student will have 90 minutes to complete.