Impact Sports Ministries
Matthew 19:14 Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
To quote Beth Moore’s Daniel Study about standing against the temptations of our current culture, “The enticing voice of the world calls us from billboard to magazine stand, from television to internet. God’s warning to Cain has never seemed more corporate: “sin is crouching at your door, it desires to have you” (Gen. 4:7)….
We will live lives of integrity on purpose, or we will not do it at all.”
Impact’s vision for the sports ministry comes from the heart of this above statement. Our goal of Impact Sports is to demonstrate, teach, and encourage consistent integrity in the lives of young people through the vehicle of sports. Impact offers a variety of sports teams throughout the year, providing in-depth athletic training to advance the skills of any child participating, while also implementing an Impact Mentoring Program simultaneously to develop the character skills of integrity that have seemed to vanish in today’s culture.
“Integrity depends on consistency.
Integrity not only calls us to live inside-out, it keeps the outside from coming in. Consistency in our walk and in our talk becomes a…cloak of protection around us, going anywhere we go.” (Beth Moore, Daniel)
Impact Debuted four football teams in 2010 and one basketball team- Impacting over 115 kids and their families. Impact debuted two soccer teams in 2011 to build the Impact athletic program to be an even broader part of the ministry.
Impact Football- “Hit em a lick, Hit em a lick- Harder, Harder!”
With Toby Baptiste having such deep roots in athletics, especially the sport of Football, Impact debuted three football teams in late 2010. The highlight came with the Impact 8 year old team which had a majority of 7 year olds. This team was literally thrown together in three weeks and was in equipment three days before their first exhibition game. Their first game saw them facing an undefeated opponent and at the end of the day the 8 Impact team won 35-6. It then went to the coveted Owensboro State Cup which was probably too soon for that type of play, and still managed to put up a 3-3 record for the tournament. Thanks to all the sponsors, coaches, and volunteers that help to make this possible. As we tackle the enemy, we also love to tackle the opponent!
Impact Lady Soccer Team- “Feels Good, Real Good!”
The Impact Lady Soccer Team started out years ago as a U-8 Girls recreational Team as the “Lady Renegades”. Through the last four years, they have become an elite travel soccer club, being one of the most dominated teams in the state and also in the tri-state region. Even though there have been many accomplishments, the greatest experiences are having devotion, scripture and prayer time with players, parents and guests during tournaments! Coach Faith, Burnett, Varble and Baptiste have had a lot of fun seeing these girls grow up.
- 17 Tournament Wins
- 7 Tournament Finalist
- 2-State Finalist
- 2X-Adidas Cup Champions
- Final Four of Seven State Wide Regional Championships
Impact Boys Soccer Team- “Taking it to another level!”
The U-15 Boys Soccer Team started new in Spring of 2011. In their first year, these boys achieved a lot of success. Coach Smith got to lead these boys to the Owensboro United Cup win at their first tournament. They got invited to play in the Kohls State Cup and met their challenges but still played well considering they played in a U-17 age bracket.
Impact Basketball- “Hoopen it up for Jesus!”
The Impact Basketball team started two years ago with a vision from Tracy Naylor the wife of Bro. Calvin Naylor (pastor at Wal-nut Grove church in Russellville, KY) of helping inner city kids by getting them involved in a program to help motivate kids to operating on a level of excellence! This year in 2011, Impact debuted two basketball teams (Ages) and enjoyed a bunch of great success this year. The Impact Boys consist of (number of boys) and (number of coaches. The Impact Boys consist of 20 boys for two teams and four coaches.