Concepts and Practices in Sport Outreach – SMGT 315

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

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.




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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define a mission for a sport ministry organization
  2. Design sport ministry programming activities that carry out the specified mission
  3. Use practices to intentionally incorporate biblical and Christian lessons in sport activities
  4. Evaluate key differences in public and private high schools and colleges as well as church and parachurch environments as it relates to sports ministry

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. 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 Reading & Study material in the module/week the paper is assigned. Modules/Weeks 1–4 and 6–8 will require a 3-page paper, while Module/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 Reading & Study 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.