In Focus

Air, Jesus!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”

— Hebrews 12:1–2

Our first SAconnects (the magazine) for 2018 will leave the starting blocks with a bang, a ball, and an open–air meeting concept that will freshen your mind.

From traditional sports such as soccer, football, and basketball to the ever–popular pickleball (a mix of tennis and ping pong), we’ll show you how sports ministry is being enjoyed by everyone—in the open air and to the glory of God.

We’ll share with you best practices for improving your mental, spiritual, and physical health through various organized sporting activities and lifestyle adjustments.

You’ll also get the inside story on how some well–known professional athletes build their spiritual strength through locker room Bible studies.

Among other things, the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers have become sport hubs in many communities, providing state–of–the–art exercise and gym facilities and swimming pools.

In a few days, 2018 will be here. Are you excited? You will be, when you breathe in God’s fresh air, and focus on the race before you!

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief