In 1980, Eric Heiden won five gold medals in speed skating. He not only won five gold medals, but he set five world records as well! After the competition, at the height of his fame, Eric had a chance to “cash in” on his hard work and glory of the moment. He could have signed endorsement deals worth millions of dollars. But Eric Heiden knew there was something “Beyond the Gold” that was worth much more to him than money.
The journey is as important as the destination. The disciplines of the Christian life bring about a sweet journey with our Creator as we move toward our destination - eternal life with Jesus Christ. In our lives away from sports we need the same type of disciplines that top athletes have used in order to be successful in what they wanted to accomplish. We have God’s word, the Bible as a guide and God’s Spirit as a teacher so that we can find the inspiration and faith to build these disciplines into our lives. Striving for a gold medal is a lofty goal. But not everyone who tries for the gold wins one. In fact, the Apostle Paul reminds us in. . .
I Corinthians 9:24-25, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21
9:00am - 12:15pm each day.
for Kids going into grades K-6
Choose from Soccer, Volleyball or Cheerleading
$35 for Sports, Great Stories, Fun Songs and a T-shirt!
Sports Camp at Garland Church features an entire week of sports instruction in one of three sports. Kids can choose to focus on soccer, volleyball or cheerleading for their athletic training portion of the morning. The camp takes place daily from 9:00-12:15 the week of June 17-21 and includes sports instruction, skits, lessons, music, snacks, and games with positive role models along side them as head coaches and assistant coaches. Kids going into grades K-6th are invited to attend. The cost of $35 includes camp, t-shirt and take-home lessons. Participants do not need to have prior sports experience and all levels are welcome to attend.