DEPARTMENT OF LIFETIME FITNESS AND SPORTS MINISTRY

The courses and programs of Moody Bible Institute's Department of Lifetime Fitness and Sports Ministry provides you with an intellectual understanding of principles and theories of games, sports, fitness and recreation. 

What's more, you'll develop a Christian perspective of lifelong wellness habits and practices for the care and stewardship of the body. You will be exposed to the necessity of regular exercise and a nutritional diet; the importance of stress management; how to develop a healthy lifestyle; and your physical gifts and abilities will be cultivated for ministry opportunities.

Department Welcome


Dear Student,
It is my privilege to welcome you to the department of Lifetime Fitness and Sports Ministry. Given the context of today's culture, sports and athletics are being used in strategic ways to reach and grow new generations for Christ.

From an evangelistic stand point, our passion is to use the universal language of sports to connect with people in order that they may encounter Jesus Christ through our lives. The pursuit of excellence in athletics thus becomes the platform for that encounter. For those already possessing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the sporting arena becomes the discipleship crucible promoting the development of a holistic spirituality that fosters integration of Christianity with every aspect of our personhood.

As a department, we desire to develop competent ministry practitioners to serve in church or parachurch ministries. Some graduates may find themselves serving in an inner-city church in the U.S. while others may find themselves called to working with orphans in South Africa. The options are numerous and growing every year.

Maybe God has put something on your heart that has not yet been done. We would love to come alongside you and help develop that dream and vision. 

We are excited that you would consider partnering with us in the goal of using sports to carry out the church's mission to the world. Whether you are a collegiate varsity athlete or one who participates in athletics in a recreational manner, our hope is that God will intensify your vision and passion to new levels. 

Daniel Dunn
Chair and Professor
Lifetime Fitness and Sports Ministry Department

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"Sports are a very effective tool for ministry. Sports creates a bond between people that is hard to find anywhere else—not only a bond but respect for one another. You can step into a group of brand new
people and you have a common language when you play sports together. The connection that you can establish is priceless and provides you with opportunities to speak truth into their lives."

— Nathaniel,
Men's Basketball

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