Church’s free sports camp aims to teach kids ‘G.O.A.T.’

Published 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

CenterPoint Church is focusing on the G.O.A.T. this week — a free “God Over All Things” sports-themed Bible camp.

Every night through Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., children ages 7-12 are able to play sports at the Exchange Club Ball Field and learn about the Bible.

“The main goal is evangelism for kids. We’re really trying to reach this neighborhood and at-risk kids,” said Ricky Breazeale, pastor of the church located on Congress Street at the front entrance of Exchange Club Park.

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Breazeale said a donor paid for the rental of the field so the church really didn’t want to miss the opportunity to use it in the best way possible.

“We want to get the kids in and share the gospel through the use of sports,” he said. “We have 30-minute stations, rotating through sports, arts and crafts and food, and we have athletes from Co-Lin coming in and sharing the gospel with the kids.”

The pastor said seeing how God has helped these older athletes will hopefully help make a positive impact in the lives of children who are interested in sports already.

At the end of the week’s camp, Breazeale said he just wants to see children and families blessed.

“We’ll take inventory of decisions, talk about baptism and try to get people plugged into a local congregation and flourish,” he said. “This is about breaking down generational sins, helping people, not about filling seats at CenterPoint.”

Parents are recommended to bring lawn chairs and stay. Activities will be canceled in the event of rains.