Worshiping sports is a dangerous way to live. Using sports as a way to worship God opens up new doors for fellowship and communication that would otherwise go unnoticed. Mike Harvey and the Boise huddle understand the unique position they’re in as Christian athletes and are determined to do something with it.
For the Boise group, one important step in reaching others for Christ is first studying God’s word and how it applies to our lives. “We have monthly meetings. The first meeting focused on what it means to be born again, the second on the history of the Bible, and the next meeting will be on struggles of the flesh. Discipleship among members has been a real focus,” Harvey said.
Aside from discipleship within the huddle, Boise likes to do tangible work to share Christ with others. The group has put on several community events, including a time trial and three criterium races. Huddle members volunteer with the intention of showing Christ to others, and members of the community have commented on the friendly and efficient work done by the volunteers. “It opens doors to share with a few racers about Christ and FCA-E,” Harvey said. The Boise huddle also likes to wear their FCA-E gear as a conversation starter with other athletes in the area.
The Boise huddle works to truly become His hands and feet. With members ranging from professional caliber to supporters and fans, the Boise group plans to reach a multitude of athletes and supporters by being His light on any kind of race course.
(Thank you to Ashley for putting this together and Mike for providing the info.)
Posted on Tue, November 10, 2009
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Kirby)