When we think of church ministry, we often think of nursing home visits, Sunday school lessons and other similar activities that have absolutely nothing to do with sports. Yet some of the most impactful and growing church ministries today are heavily involved in some sort of sports-related outreach. In our most recent podcast, Peter Bonner (the executive director of sports ministry at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC) gives us an inside look at what it’s like to run a successful sports ministry through the arm of a local church. If you’d like to hear the entire podcast, please click here).
Peter became Colonial’s sports director soon after his missionary tenure to the Ukraine ended in 2007. His missions background coupled with his love for sports made Peter the perfect fit for this sports director position. Fast forward to 2019, Colonial has 17 different sports ranging from 5-year old t-ball to adult men’s basketball leagues. This past year there were over 3,000 kids and adults that participated. That’s a lot to oversee, but what keeps Peter excited about his job is Colonial’s unwavering focus on the ministry. “The whole reason why I sit at my desk each day is because it is a ministry. Otherwise, it would be just like any other parks and rec department.”
It’s this emphasis on helping the community both physically and spiritually that separates Colonial from so many other sports leagues around the Triangle. If you are looking for a good rec league for you or your kids, look no further than Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC. For more information on Colonial’s sports ministry, please contact Peter Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org.