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We work as teams in and through sport to equip and train coaches and athletes to be the image of Christ in sport, to reach the unchurched through summer sports camps, to train youth to be leaders now and to partner across the world with sports ministries that “go and make disciples.” Whether in a catalytic event–like KidsGames, the Bridge Conference–or in on going discipleship to athletes, coaches and parents of athletes, Whole Life Sports Ministry works to equip people to become whole persons on the playing field of life.
What is discipleship? It’s a simple question and the answer can be complex. In The Topography of Discipleship we break your journey down to a basic packing list to start you off or enhance you’re already doing. We keep it simple, you take it to the heights. This is for anyone who wants to deepen their journey in Discipleship. 

FOLLOW THE ENTIRE SERIES on our YouTube channel or listen to our Podcast!

Sports are a microcosm of life. In Grit Online podcasts we explore how the life of faith in the whole-body expression of sport enriches our relationship with Christ and with each other. GRIT Online is for anyone who plays, watches or coaches. A monthly interview – deep conversation.  

FOLLOW THE ENTIRE SERIES on our YouTube channel or listen to our Podcast!

Debbie Samuels – Director of Whole Life Sports Debbie Walton has been on staff at North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California for over two decades. Her passion for Children, Sports and Training have been part of her life in ministry during her time at the Church. After overseeing Children’s ministry for 14 years, she moved to the new ministry of Sports where she has been developing the vision for training and discipling kids and adults to live out their faith in and through sports and play. email: debbie@northcoastcalvary.org

 

Wendy Hinman – Sports Trainer Wendy grew up in Carlsbad and is an alum of Magnolia Elementary, Valley Jr. High and Carlsbad High School. She has a degree in Journalism from Cal State Long Beach and still moonlights in that field as Staff Writer for Carlsbad Magazine. Wendy’s first KidsGames was in 2003 and since then she has been involved in almost every aspect of KidsGames from coaching, small group guide, large group and administration, but admits she has never been on the snack team though she enjoys their efforts. She has also been involved in KidsGames in Egypt, Nepal, Mozambique and Japan. Wendy writes curriculum for KidsGames, both locally and on international teams as well as Youth Sports Leadership curriculum. email: wendy@northcoastcalvary.org
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SWITCHBACKS | AUgust 8-13, 2021

Our Five-Day Adventure backpacking retreat is a tremendous spiritual journey in the secluded Tahoe backcountry. We will grow in our relationship with God and with each other.

While out in the backcountry, we’ll explore God’s Word in His playground. We’ll challenge ourselves to grow in Christ through quiet times, campfires, hiking, teachings, climbing and natural waterslides. Our adventure guides at Rock-N-Water will lead the technical adventure while our Switchbacks Team (NCCC’s Wendy Hinman and Natalie Demille) will lead the spiritual journey.

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For more information, contact Windy Hinman at wendy@northcoastcalvary.org.

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The journey…

We’ll backpack on the first day to our base camp in the Sierra Mountain Wilderness, spending a few days there, canyoneering, rock climbing and being with God. Then we’ll spend a day backpacking back out of the backcountry. To celebrate, we’ll spend our last day river rafting (a class III so it is moderate) on the South Fork of the American River.

The dates for Switchbacks 2021 are August 8th-13th. Cost per person is approximately $500 ($419 for the Rock-N-Water adventure plus food and gas to get to Desolation Wilderness in the Tahoe area.)

This adventure is limited to 16 people so sign up early!

THE TOPOGRAPHY OF DISCIPLESHIP

The greatest need in the church today is discipleship, being a disciple and helping others along this journey. The Biblical illiteracy stats alone spotlights this. Only 32 percent of regularly attending churchgoers in America read their Bible regularly. A young believer friend, saved in high school, floundered in her new faith until someone came alongside her and they focused together on the rudimentary elements of walking with Jesus. It was like her friend gave her a compass, a map and a headlamp to find her way along a dark trail.   

This is the Topography of Discipleship; it’s a training in how to use the compass of the Word, the map of the Holy Spirit and the headlamp of prayer and worship to be a disciple. If you’ve already been on this hike for a while, it’s also a training in how to make disciples. Each month, we will share a weekly 10-minute training on discipleship. These will also have offline resources to enrich each subject. We are not meant to walk alone; we hope you’ll join us as we explore the challenging terrain of being a disciple in 2021.

 

Watch Now: The Gospel Series

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Topography of Discipleship is for you if you want to: 

  1. Learn your faith
  2. Become confident in starting conversations
  3. Get tools for sharing the good news
  4. Understand how to deal with difficult questions

 

GRIT ONLINE

Sports force us to be present in each moment. It turns baseball players into poets and surfers into scientists. Whole Life Sports is bringing our Grit events online in monthly video and audio podcasts to explore how to integrate faith and sport. We will interview athletes and coaches on why sport is so primal to the development of personality, strength of soul and joy in being.

New interviews will release on the fourth Thursday of each month so check back often for new content!

Watch Now: Adversity & Opportunity in Sports with Kaillie Humphries

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You can also join our interest list to receive our monthly content as we dive into these important topics.

RHYTHM: Fitness for Women | MAY 15, 2021, 9AM (ZOOM)

PHYSICAL FITNESS, EMOTIONAL HEALTH, & SPIRITUAL STRENGTH. Rhythm is a community of whole-life health. Created for women who have a desire to grow in Christ, health, and accountability. Getting in shape physically, emotionally and spiritually takes stretching, strength conditioning, deepening wisdom and a rhythm of return. This group will lean into the Word for biblical truth to help one another and others in this journey of life together. 

Join our interest list to receive more information or contact Windy Hinman at wendy@northcoastcalvary.org for more information. 

 

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We are a monthly gathering at North Coast Calvary Chapel who cheers each other on, explores new possibilities and joins in challenges together. We are also weekly or occasioned hikers, bikers, runners, walkers, SUPers, swimmers, fitness nerds, golfers, soccer, basketball, tennis, pickleball players and your sport here. We are also disciples who are human. We understand we are body, soul and spirit and that each part of our being needs exercise, nutrition and attention. 

At our next gathering we will stretch and learn ways that will grow us in whatever way we play. Next RHYTHM May 15th. More details coming soon!

KIDSGAMES 2021 

We’re coming back this summer and we can’t wait to see all your faces!

  • Week One, June 21- June 25 (SOLD OUT)
  • Week Two, June 28- July 2
  • Week Three July 12- July 16
  • Week Four, July 19- July 23

KidsGames is four, one-week-long camps for kids ages 4 through 6th grade. Children are given the chance to learn positive values through sports, art, and other creative electives, build new friendships, and serve the community through a compassion project. It is an amazing week of experiential learning unlike anything else on the planet! It really is the BEST KID THING ON EARTH!

REGISTER NOW or email kidsgames@northcoastcalvary.org for more information.

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Our highly anticipated summer camp returns in the summer 2021 and we can’t wait to see all our campers back ON CAMPUS!

SUMMER 2021 DATES:

WEEK 1: JUNE 21 – 25 (SOLD OUT)

WEEK 2: JUNE 28 – JULY 2

WEEK 3: JULY 12 – 16

WEEK 4: JULY 19 – 23

 

Mini Region Development in North American- Southwest Region 

3rd Thursday/Monthly / 12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)

This is for anyone who loves sports and wants to see how to make disciples that makes disciples (multiplication) through a movement sweeping the globe.

Please contact Wendy Hinman at wendy@northcoastcalvary.org for more info.

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Pulse Conference Workshop Topics Include:

Disciples Making Disciples

Funding Your Ministry

Developing Teams

Life-Ministry Balance

Experiential Learning

Theology of Competition

Creative Solutions during COVID-19

LEVel One Sports ministry training COMING fall 2021
Join us September 18-22, 2021 in Carlsbad, California!

Our Level One sports ministry training was started in 2004. Every year we take a group of students and watch them develop into a team. The goal of this five day experience is to infuse the nine heart values of the North America Sport Movement onto the hearts of each student and then develop a plan to put them into action!
 

The focus of Level One Training will cover topics such as:

How to proclaim the Gospel
How to make disciples
How to develop a team
Developing partnerships
Working with the local church
The importance of obedience to the Word
Servant leadership
Reaching the gaps in every city and every country

 

And we emphasize doing this all through sport and play!
This will be a very active conference – bring your tennis shoes and be prepared to move and grow! Experiential learning is the process we use for reflection and application.
 

Complete our interest form to receive registration information and additional training details!

Level One | Ready Set Go

September 18th – 22nd

This event is for anyone wanting to build a foundation for ministry. Sessions will include topics such as how to share the Gospel, influential leadership, how to make disciples that multiply, and experiential learning as a basis for life change. Students will be introduced to the movement of sport ministry that has been sweeping the world!

INTEREST LIST COMING. Please contact Debbie Walton at debbie@northcoastcalvary.org  for more info.

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Pulse Conference Workshop Topics Include:

Disciples Making Disciples

Funding Your Ministry

Developing Teams

Life-Ministry Balance

Experiential Learning

Theology of Competition

Creative Solutions during COVID-19

Gospel Conversations

STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE DATES!

85% of people in the church today feel it is somebody’s else job to share the gospel. Change that mindset, equip every believer and we will impact the whole community for Christ. Get tools to share the Gospel in any context and move from simple to serious to significance to spiritual through practicing.

Join our Interest List to stay in the loop on future class dates and details! Contact Wendy Hinman at wendy@northcoastcalvary.org for more information.

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If you want to: 

  1. Learn your faith
  2. Become confident in starting conversations
  3. Get tools for sharing the good news
  4. Understand how to deal with difficult questions

…then this class is for you!

stay fit with the family!

family.fit is a mobile phone tool that will help your family at home connect in fun ways and exercise regularly. With a little creativity, everyone can be fit and healthy, stay connected, and grow in character and faith.

Visit their website at https://family.fit for more details.

We work as teams in and through sport to equip and train coaches and athletes to be the image of Christ in sport, to reach the unchurched through summer sports camps, to train youth to be leaders now and to partner across the world with sports ministry trips to “go and make disciples. If you want to truly know a person, play a game with them. In one game you see bravery, fear, graciousness and bullying. In one season thrilling triumphs and humbling defeats are experienced. Sports reveals character and can be a vehicle to build character. WLS is a locker room of training and inspiration. Whether in a catalytic event–like KidsGames, the Bridge Conference–or in on going discipleship to athletes, coaches and parents of athletes, WLS works to equip people to become whole persons on the playing field of life.

Debbie Samuels – Director of Whole Life Sports Debbie Walton has been on staff at North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California for over two decades. Her passion for Children, Sports and Training have been part of her life in ministry during her time at the Church. After overseeing Children’s ministry for 14 years, she moved to the new ministry of Sports where she has been developing the vision for training and discipling kids and adults to live out their faith in and through sports and play. email: debbie@northcoastcalvary.org

 

Wendy Hinman – Sports Trainer Wendy grew up in Carlsbad and is an alum of Magnolia Elementary, Valley Jr. High and Carlsbad High School. She has a degree in Journalism from Cal State Long Beach and still moonlights in that field as Staff Writer for Carlsbad Magazine. Wendy’s first KidsGames was in 2003 and since then she has been involved in almost every aspect of KidsGames from coaching, small group guide, large group and administration, but admits she has never been on the snack team though she enjoys their efforts. She has also been involved in KidsGames in Egypt, Nepal, Mozambique and Japan. Wendy writes curriculum for KidsGames, both locally and on international teams as well as Youth Sports Leadership curriculum. email: wendy@northcoastcalvary.org