THE Malaysia Coalition of Sports Ministries and the NECF Malaysia Youth Commission are holding a conference aimed at mobilising local churches to establish and develop a sports ministry in the local churches. Through the conference, the organisers hope to network sportsmen, sports-related professionals, churches and missions who desire to impact their world through sports.
The two-day conference is a follow-up to the 1998 Commonwealth Games project where NECF mobilised churches to, among others, conduct sports clinics, distribute sports-related evangelistic materials, and organise youth conferences throughout the country.
The speakers are Paul Moses from India and Lyn MacKay from Australia. Paul is attached to Global Network Partner of Church Sports International as the Sports Ministry Facili-tator for the Central India/Sri Lanka and the Maldives regions. He has been involved in the sports ministry for the past 17 years.
Lyn, a partner with Church Sports International, has been involved in training, consulting and mentoring in Sports Ministry for the past 10 years. For most of her life, she was ministering through recreational sport as a teacher, coach and player. Among the topics that will be addressed are Biblical foundation for sports ministry; What is being done around the world; Transforming communities; and Establishing partnerships.
The conference will be held at Heritage Centre, Petaling Jaya, on February 13 and 14. For more information, contact John Yip at tel. 03-78801130; mobile 012-2785144; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org