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Is Your Church Thriving?

We understand the deep desire for a healthy and thriving church. Figuring out the right things to do and where to invest your efforts can oftentimes feel overwhelming. By leveraging the power of sports to create gospel and connection opportunities, we help bridge the gap between the church and young families.

Begin discovering how sports ministry may be a great fit for you!

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"The resources Upward provides are AMAZING! It made it easy for the coaches to run practice and games, refs had no problems during games, and for me as director I had every resource needed to train my people well and have an incredibly successful season!"
Aurora, CO
"Thank you again for the live webinar training... I thought the training was thorough and touched everything we needed for our program. We appreciate all the support provided by all of you at Upward as you have walked us through everything."
El Paso, TX



All experiences are designed to optimize the number of ministry touchpoints with players and their families! Collaborating with you, we create a ministry solution that fits your unique mission and situation.


*Cheer can be added to basketball or flag football leagues




A one-day sports experience in basketball, soccer, flag football or cheer that is focused on skill development and designed for flexibility. Great for school breaks throughout the year or building excitement around an upcoming league!



Designed during this challenging time to gather again and just play! This is a few hour FUN-day sports experience. Choose from basketball, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, kickball, or soccer. Great as a stand-alone event or group multiple sports together for a full week or 6 once-a-week gatherings. A perfect fit for summer time, in collaboration with other community events or school breaks throughout the year!

Download our FREE Sports Ministry Guide! Gather your community again - have fun playing kickball while trying out some of our resources!

Creating new opportunities to grow engagement and impact lives

Over 218 million people participated in sports in 2018 alone. Families across the country fill the fields and courts each Saturday, watching the games of their son or daughter. What if those families were coming to your church campus to practice and play games? Few ministries help revitalize a church like youth sports. 


With an Upward Sports league, you will have numerous opportunities for ministry touchpoints throughout the season, including registration, evaluations, practices, game days and an end-of-season celebration. You will also see volunteers from your congregation serve that have never volunteered before.

Simply put, sports have a way of bringing people together.

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Attract Young Families



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