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
Baseball: 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.