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Pressing On Toward the Goal

September 19, 2019
By Joshua Stines

What does soccer and spiritual formation have in common? As it turns out, quite a bit. 

Jubal McDaniel, our elementary athletic coordinator and high school soccer coach, showcases above how his students were able to memorize and recite passages of scripture from this year’s Summer Thrive Program. 

“We showed the students that by focusing on dribbling,” McDaniel said, “we press on toward our soccer goal. We then taught the importance of working hard both on and off the field and what it means to pursue Jesus as our ultimate goal. After giving the lesson, we gave the students one day to memorize the scripture verse.” 

The end result is the movie above.  

Scripture memorization can be incorporated in a variety of small ways. The end result, however, always has an eternal impact!