Guess what…it’s baseball season! Thank you for a great 2017/18 CSports Basketball season. We’ve received a lot of compliments and positive feedback regarding our program and the faithful service you have all provided. Now, as we prepare for our baseball/softball season, along with our 678 Volleyball and Spring Young Runners Club, we are in a period of self-evaluation which includes reading comments from our Celebration response cards, our own notes from the season, and the input we have received from all of our volunteer coaches and referees. We often hear, “Well, that’s not the way we did it last year” and it’s often true. Every year we tweak a rule or procedure or two because we think it will help us achieve our goals of offering spiritual and athletically practical training and guidance to the children God puts in our care.
Yesterday after worship Dr. Couch, our Lead Pastor, held a Leadership Conference with the staff and leaders in our church. We had long discussions regarding our strengths and opportunities to improve. The input of the leaders, young and old, will help us do all that we do more effectively. 2 Corinthians 13:5 tells us to, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.” The 139th Psalm, Verses 23 (one of my favorite prayer scriptures) says, “Create in me a clean heart O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
We do this mid-season and after each season of each sport. Those of you whom the Holy Spirit has directed to be personally invested in this ministry are encouraged to share in that process when you have something on your heart that you feel will benefit our purpose and mission.
So, here we are at the end and beginning of seasons. Please be sure to register your child and sign up to coach or be a team parent if you’re going to do so. Enjoy the rest of the winter and…take the next few Saturdays off J.
See you next time!
In His Service,
Steve Ellisor, Recreation Minister
Christ United Methodist Church
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6