Sports And Recreation Ministry


In our Asian-American culture there is a strong emphasis upon sports and recreation. Great opportunities are present for us to use these interests as a vehicle through which people can come to know Jesus Christ, and believers can grow in their relationship with Him and others.

In I Corinthians 9:22, the apostle Paul said, “I have become all things to all men that I may, by all means, save some.” Paul encouraged us to utilize what was culturally important and to do what was best for the sake of the gospel. Therefore, we believe that it is advantageous for us to reach Asian-Americans where they’re at…on the sports fields and courts.

Through our outreach activities, we provide a positive atmosphere in which spiritual, emotional and social needs can be met. Individuals will have an enjoyable time, build friendships, and in a non-threatening setting hear about Jesus Christ. It is our desire that God would touch and change people’s lives, and as relationships are developed seekers would be assimilated into local churches.


Strategies

Organize sports tournaments, clinics and recreational activities to evangelize, disciple and encourage fellowship. Coordinate local and overseas sports teams to glorify God and raise the awareness of Jesus Christ and JEMS in the Asian-American communities.

Educate and equip individuals, groups and churches in the foundations, principles and benefits of Sports and Recreation Ministry.

Work in partnership with local churches to fulfill the objectives of our mission statement.

Past Tournaments Pix

Co-ed Volleyball Tourney – April 7, 2018
Co-ed Softball Tourney Pix#1      Pix #2 – August 16, 2014
Co-ed Bowling Tourney – Sept. 21, 2013
Co-ed Volleyball Tourney – March 2, 2013


2018-19
Summer/Winter Basketball Tourney If you are interested in the this event, contact maryt@JEMS.org to insure you are on the notification email list.

2018
Basketball-Sunday Afternoon League
2018 Fall -Completed
Stevenson Park, 17400 Lysander Drive, Carson, CA
If you are interested in the next 2019 Spring League, contact:  info@JEMS.org
JEMS is looking for coordinators for the Spring League.
2018 Fall League Pix

2019
Volleyball Co-ed Tourney  – April 6, 2019, Long Beach City College,
Coordinators – Victor and Linda Louie.  Registration form will be posted here in

Dodger Nite – 2019,  date to be announced
Coordinators – Ken and Mary Tabuchi