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Sports and Recreation

​In many places, what stands between youth and the gospel is a shield of post-modern skepticism. In others, it is a wall of cultural and national opposition to Christianity. But there are few barriers a soccer ball cannot breach.

TEAM missionaries use camping and sports outreach on nearly every continent to share the love of Christ with youth and families. Summer camps in Taiwan, basketball camps in Italy, soccer games in Mexico — each opens hearts and minds to discipleship in ways traditional church ministry sometimes cannot. TEAM sports and recreation ministries often complement and work in conjunction with other ministry initiatives, such as church planting, creation care, education and community development. Click below to explore our current opportunities for service in Sports and Recreation. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please share your ideas with us. We want the message of Jesus Christ to go forth in new ways and would love to help you start your missionary journey.

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Sports and Recreation Stories

Learn more about TEAM’s ministry in this area through these stories, videos and photos of God’s work around the world.


Quick Facts

  • An estimated half of the global population watches the World Cup tournament, making soccer one of the greatest shared interests in the world.
  • Service opportunities include Christian camps, school athletics management, sports camps and youth programs.


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Current Sports and Recreation Opportunities

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Opportunity TitleAreaLength

Director of Communications

Mexico 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years

Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator

Ukraine more than 3 years

Youth Ministry

Spain 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years

Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator

Mozambique 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years

Director of Operations

Mexico more than 3 years

Summer Intern

Mexico up to 8 months

Sports and Recreation Ministry Coordinator

Southern Africa 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years

Sports Coach

Costa Rica 9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years

Children/Youth Worker

Taiwan up to 8 months
9 months - 2 years
more than 3 years

Sports Camp (Push The Rock)

Spain up to 8 months
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