Our program embraces opportunities to participate in friendship games with athletic programs in the area. The ultimate purpose of each friendship game is to strengthen relationships with our community and in doing so, glorify Christ. We are blessed to have developed long-lasting friendships with a core group of area schools, including Calhoun Christian, Factoryville Christian, Heritage Christian, Howardsville Christian and Barry County Christian. We work together with these schools to build a positive, spiritual environment, and we welcome new opportunities to share our faith with others.

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About Us

Mission Statement:
The goal of our athletic ministry program is to foster an environment of joyful leadership. We intend to inspire each participant to mature mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Our coaches strive to instill in each participant the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and strength of character.

Whatever you are doing, put your whole heart into it, as if you were doing it for the Lord and not for men, knowing that there is a Master who will give you your heritage as a reward for your service.

— Col 3:23, NEB

Sportsmanship Code of Conduct:
• Support your team in a positive way.
• Treat officials with respect at all times during or after an athletic event.
• Treat all participants and spectators with respect.
• Compliment extraordinary performance from either team.
• Be gracious in victory and dignified in defeat.

Staff:
Boys Soccer: Shadrach Grentz (Asst. Barbara Stowell)
Girls Middle School Volleyball: Amanda Mahrle (Asst. Cheridah Miller, Mike Keller)
Girls High School Volleyball: Amanda Mahrle (Asst. Cheridah Miller, Mike Keller)
Boys Middle School Basketball: Shadrach Grentz, Adam Houghtaling
Girls High School Basketball: Shadrach Grentz (Asst. Nia Tameifuna, Matt Lake)
Boys High School Basketball: Buddy Houghtaling, Mike Howard
Girls Soccer: John Landis (Asst. Shadrach Grentz)

Athletic Ministry Director: Shadrach Grentz
Athletic Treasurer: Naghielly Agy

Strategic, proactive leadership is the key to achieving the mission, goals, and objectives of any athletics ministry program.

SDA-HPERA, 2003

Athletic Ministry Board:
Buddy Houghtaling
Dan Grentz
Daniel Mung
Darrell Mahrle
Denny Segar
Macie VanderWaal
Michael Keller
Mike Howard
Naghielly Agy
Olivia Keller
Shadrach Grentz
Tevita Tameifuna
Tom Andersen

The role of an athletic ministry board is to support the efforts of the program toward maintaining a high quality experience for student athletes and to represent the church and school.

— SDA-HPERA, 2003

2020-2021 Sponsors:
Rice Well Service
Hickory Ridge Veterinary Service
Houghtaling Dental
Fogg Motors
Olive Tree Landscaping
Shadrach Grentz
Creekview Wood Floors
CityLinC Ministries
Target Corporation

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Prov 11:25, NIV

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