Upward Soccer Ministry

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My name is Eddie Temple and I have the privilege of being the director of one of our outreach ministries at Open Door. We use the sport of soccer to reach into our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are affiliated with a national ministry known as Upwards Sports. We began this ministry in 2011 with 59 children learning soccer skills and hearing biblical teaching during practice and on game day. This year, 2012, we have 107 young people participating. The season lasts about 11 weeks, including 8 game days. All games are played on Saturday mornings and we conclude the season with an exciting closing ceremony.

As you consider a church home, please be aware that you can be a part of the Upward family. There is always a need for coaches, referees, and other volunteers. You don’t have to be knowledgeable of the game in order to be used in this special ministry.

God bless,

Eddie Temple