Evangel. Athletics. Ministry.

    Evangel University student-athletes have the opportunity during their playing careers here to blend their passion for their sport with their passion for serving others. Formed in 2009, T.E.A.M. (The Evangel Athletics Ministry) gives our athletes the opportunity to respond to their calling as Christian athletes in a significant and meaningful way. This branch of our Athletic Department helps create opportunities for our athletes to serve local agencies and experience short-term international ministry trips.

    Athletes plan and organize the trips with their teams and coaches. Trips often include competition against local teams in the region, educational experiences, service projects, team-building activities and exciting cultural excursions. Students often return from their trips with a renewed focus on their relationship with God and with others. They have a deeper appreciation for their experiences in the United States and are more aware of the depth and meaning of their calling and their Evangel academic and athletic career.

    "When I joined the Evangel Cross Country Team my freshman year, I would have never thought our team would have the incredible opportunity to travel overseas on a ministry trip. That is why Peru is so unique from all the other ministry trips I have been on. There is something special about an athletic team traveling overseas together to not only do what they love, which in our case is running, but also to have the opportunity to minister to the people of Peru." Jocelyn Green, Junior


    Previous Athletic Team Ministry Trip:

    Football: Peoples Republic of China - 1991

    Volleyball: Guatamala - 1992

    Football: Bishkek Kyrgyzstan - 2008

    Volleyball: El Faro Mission Guatamala - 2009


    Cross Country: Trujillo Peru - 2010


    Baeball: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico - 2010


    Women's Basketball: El Faro Mission Guatamala - 2012

    Softball: Guatamala - 2013


    Women's Tennis: Italy - 2013

    Baseball: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico - 2014


    Cross Country: Jamaica - 2014


    Volleyball: El Faro Mission Guatamala - 2015


    For more information about T.E.A.M., contact John Plake, Athletic Ministry Coordinator, at 417-865-2815 ext. 7351.

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