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Pickleball Ministry

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WHEEL POWER Sports Ministry Program

If you are not familiar with Pickleball please visit and learn about one of the fastest growing sports in the World that started in the Seattle area in 1965.  You will also find on this web site the “Places to Play” menu.  It is there that you can look up your city and State and see where Pickleball is being played.  There are more than 4 million players today ranging in age from 5 to 95 because it is so fun, easy to learn plus once you try it you’ll want to play it forever.

Judy Bowman, and her son Steve, are the Directors of the Commonwealth Games Pickleball Tournament each year held at Liberty University.  If you are not competing, we invite you to volunteer and help at our annual event, it’s a great opportunity to get to know about PIckleball and help out too.



• July 29 to August 1, 2019  –  State Games of America, Pickleball Tournament at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia

We are expecting between 500-600 players from all across the USA.  We are blessed to host this biennial tournament on the campus at Liberty University with 24 indoor, hardwood floor courts.  For more information and to register visit:

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THE MINISTRY MODEL: (John 15:12-17)

• The WHEEL POWER Pickleball Ministry Team will come along side the local church, working closely with the church leaders, to help develop and grow this exciting program.

• We will teach a core group of Christians from each church about how to “Talk to anyone, anytime, anyplace about Jesus.”  Judy Bowman’s book, UNTIL The Road Ends, will be the instructional manual used in the evangelism teaching sessions.

• We will teach the basics of the sport, provide the nets, balls, paddles and an official Rule Book as well as offering an introductory program including a Pickleball clinic open to all.

• We believe Pickleball will provide a way to draw people from your community to participate in this sport, as well as give them a warm and welcome introduction to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to your church.

• A church Pickleball program encourages church members and attendees to reach out to friends, family and neighbors by inviting them to participate in this fun activity.

• A church Pickleball program creates an environment that is conducive to building relationships, discipleship and fellowship.

• A church Pickleball program provides a non-threatening, wholesome, relational environment that embraces and emphasizes Christ-like attitudes, encourages spiritual growth and promotes physical fitness.

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