Foundations of Sport Outreach – SMGT 504

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course will investigate the historical foundations and the current development, operation, and biblical justifications for sport ministry programs within church and parachurch organizations.

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

Rationale

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to relate biblical concepts to sport and recreational ministries. This course will equip the student to handle decision-making, organizational strategies, staffing, training, legal issues, and various roles of leadership as they pertain to a sport ministry’s objectives, goals, and vision.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (7)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, in each Module: Week, the student will be presented with sections of their colleagues' sport ministry plans to review or a unique topic.

Article Critique Assignment (1)

The student will write 1 Article Critique based on a peer-reviewed journal article found via the Liberty University Online Library. Each critique will include a summary of the article’s purpose, significant findings (if any), and an explanation of how the article relates to the textbook readings as well as to the subject of sport ministry. The selected article must pertain to the topics discussed in module 7: week 7. The completed article critique will be submitted via Turnitin (a plagiarism detection tool) in Canvas. Each Article Critique must be 2½–3 pages and adhere to current APA format.

Sport Outreach Plan Assignment

Throughout the course, the student will complete a plan that serves as the basis for launching a hypothetical Sport Outreach plan. The student will submit a draft section during each of modules:weeks 1-5 and a comprehensive draft during module 6: week 6. The student will submit a revised, final plan during module 8: week 8.

Draft Part One 

As a first step in creating a Sport Outreach plan, the student will research a specific group of people to reach and provide a rationale for why it is an appropriate group to reach through sport. Additionally, the student will provide a Biblical justification for using sport to serve the group. The draft must be in current APA format and include at least 3 formally cited and listed references.

As part of the assignment, the student will  also submit their Draft Part One as a post to Discussion for peer review and feedback.

Draft Part Two

The student will create mission and vision statements, an organizational structure, staffing and funding plan for their proposed Sport Outreach organization and consistent with previous and subsequent elements of the Sport Outreach plan. The draft must be in current APA format and include at least 3 formally cited and listed references.


As part of the assignment, the student will also submit their Draft Part Two as a post to Discussion  3 for peer review and feedback.

Draft Part Three

The student will create a description of the programming for the Sport Outreach (the proposed activities) to include descriptions and planning for travel, facility and equipment needs as applicable. The description should be consistent with previous and subsequent elements of the Sport Outreach plan. The draft must be in current APA format and include at least 3 formally cited and listed references.

As part of the assignment, the student will  also submit their Draft Part Three as a post to Discussion 4 for peer review and feedback.

Draft Part Four

The student will develop and present a plan for intentionally prioritizing evangelism and discipleship in their Sport Outreach efforts. The draft will include specific examples of how this will be implemented. The intentionality plan should be consistent with previous and subsequent elements of the Sport Outreach plan. The draft must be in current APA format and include at least 3 formally cited and listed references.

As part of the assignment, the student will  also submit their Draft Part Four as a post to Discussion 5 for peer review and feedback.

Draft Part Five

The student will summarize the feedback received from colleagues and the course instructor for the first for parts of the draft Sport Outreach plan. The student will provide a reaction to the feedback and explain how they will implement the feedback in their plan. The draft must be in current APA format and include at least 3 formally cited and listed references which can include discussion posts from the course.

Sport Outreach Plan Draft

The student will submit a comprehensive draft of their sport outreach plan. The draft should be in current APA format, include at least 10 pages of text, and be supported with at least 9 formally cited and listed references.

Final Sport Outreach Plan 

The student will submit a comprehensive draft of their sport outreach plan. The draft should be in current APA format, include at least 10 pages of text, and be supported with at least 9 formally cited and listed references.

The final submission will include revisions based on instructor feedback and will include an accompanying log of changes and revisions.

 

 

Quiz (1)

The student will take 1 open-book/open-notes quiz in this course. The quiz will consist of 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions that will cover the material from the assigned readings in module 1: week 1. There will be a 1-hour time limit.