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Youth Sports Ministry shares Jesus to promote unity and racial reconciliation. – Sports Spectrum 3/29/17

“In today’s culture, there are many things in this life that divide us. Unfortunately, more divides us than unites us. Sports have an inherent ability to bring people together, regardless of their background. Teammates and fans are regularly able to put aside their differences and unite under the banner of sports.

In 2015, All In Sports Outreach began as a conversation between two friends who share passions for youth, sports, and JESUS. Out of this hour-long dialogue, God created an organization that has continued to grow beyond our wildest dreams. The ministry began in the historic town of Selma, Alabama, home to the organization’s co-founders. Today, Selma is still home to high unemployment, rampant poverty, downward spiraling drug abuse and rising gang violence. Even with sports’ capability to unite, there is only one true source of reconciliation. We believe there is no divide too great for the Gospel to bridge. The name comes from Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”… continue reading on Sports Spectrum

Local football stars return to talk with All in Sports’ campers – Selma Times Journal 6/29/16

“Presumably, every camper at this week’s football camp at Southside High School wants to one day play collegiately or make it to the professional ranks. On Wednesday, they had a chance to hear from players who have done just that.

The campers worked out with Auburn’s Keymiya Harrell and North Alabama’s and North Alabama’s Deondis Mendenhall — two players from Selma that earned the right to play college football.

“When you’re organizing an event like this, it’s great to see guys like Keymiya and Deondis who walked the same streets these guys walked and can talk to them about putting your hope in more than just football,” said Stewart Hardy with All in Sports Outreach, which organized the camp.”… continue reading on Selma Times Journal

There is much hope in kindred spirits – Selma Times Journal 7/3/15

“A kindred spirit is a person whose interests or attitudes are similar to one’s own.

As a child I was taught to live my life under the conviction of Colossians 3:17, which reminds us that in whatever we do, in word or deed, we should do it in the name of Jesus.

This week I had the opportunity to volunteer with All In Sports Outreach as they led a three day basketball camp throughout our communities. The purpose of the camp was to teach the kids all about basketball and Jesus. Ironically, their mission is informed by Col 3:17 and each of the volunteers and coaches turned out to be kindred spirits. Through the years I have held several titles: president, moderator, minister and even queen, but one title I never thought I’d have is coach.”… continue reading on Selma Times Journal