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Connect With the Community Through Sports Outreach

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Soccer, archery leagues draw kids and families

Leverage a local love for the outdoors by offering a spring archery league. Meet for a few months and wrap up with a banquet and Christian speaker. Columbus Road Baptist Church in Quincy, Ill., also offers spring and fall soccer for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Saturday morning “games” focus on beginning soccer skills and offer opportunities for volunteers to interact with hundreds of parents from the community. Volunteers teach kids the rudiments of soccer, pray with them and invite them to Columbus Road Baptist’s children’s programs. “We’ve seen whole families start at KidZone Soccer and end up making Columbus Road their church home,” says Pastor Bob Cowman.

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