sports + rec

Transforming Lives through Sports + Rec

Mission Hills Sports & Rec Ministry exists to train disciples for Jesus, transform lives, build relationships and provide common ground for men and women to connect with others who enjoy sports and outdoor events. If this sounds like you and you have an interest in getting involved, please fill out the form below and our Sports & Rec team will contact you.

COME OUt FOR A SEASON OR PLAY YEAR ROUND

Our Sports + Rec ministry is a great way to get connected in Christ-centered community which strengthens people physically, spiritually, and socially.

summer League

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

DATES | FRIDAY NIGHTS THROUGH JUNE

ULTIMATE FRISBEE HAS ENDED FOR 2017. WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING MORE DATES FOR THE 2018 SEASON.

Schedule | We will be meeting and playing on the Sports Field next to Mission Hills Church every Friday night in the month of June from 6 – 8 PM.

Cost | $FREE! Just come out and have fun.

Description | Enjoy playing Frisbee? Show up on any Friday night in June and enjoy a pick-up game with others from Mission Hills. Bring along a good attitude and feel free to invite your friends. There’s no cost or registration for these co-ed games.

Age Restriction | You must be 18+ in order to play.

Contact | Contact Neil Eukel for any questions

Registration | No need to register, just bring yourself, some friends, your family, and come enjoy a great summer evening playing ultimate frisbee.

summer League

KICKBALL

DATES | FRIDAY NIGHTS THROUGH JULY

KICKBALL HAS ENDED FOR 2017. WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING MORE DATES FOR THE 2018 SEASON

Cost | $FREE! Just come out and have fun.

Description | Whether you’re a kickball pro or haven’t played since grade school, join us on Friday nights throughout July for a game or two. Don’t worry, we promise you won’t be picked last for teams. There’s no cost or registration for these co-ed pick-up games. Just show up, have fun, and make some new friends.

Age Restriction | You must be 18+ in order to play.

Contact | Contact Neil Eukel for any questions

Registration | No need to register, just bring yourself, some friends, your family, and come enjoy a great summer evening playing kickball.

summer League

SOFTBALL

DATES | MID-MAY THROUGH MID-AUGUST

SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN UP AGAIN IN THE SPRING OF 2018

Cost | $65 (which includes your jersey)

Description | Summer softball teams are a great way to get to know other men at Mission Hills and get involved in a local league. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is now open and will continue until teams are full. We have 3 different skill levels for you to register for based upon desired competition level.

Age Restriction | You must be 18+ in order to play. These teams are a part of the Highlands Ranch Metro Disctrict League and is subject to their rules, which you can read more about here.

Sign-Up Restrictions | You may request to be on a team with one other guy; we will try to honor those requests, but make no guarantees as we try to balance teams. The other players must also request to play with you. Remaining individuals will be placed on teams by the Sports & Rec management team.

Contact | Contact Mike Swan for any questions!

Fall League

FLAG FOOTBALL

DATES | early SEPTEMBER early november

FOOTBALL REGISTRATION FOR 2017 HAS CLOSED. REGISTRATION FOR 2018 WILL OPEN UP IN THE FALL OF 2018.

Location | This year we will be playing on the fields at Mark Hopkins Middle School.

Registration | Will take place in the Mission Hills Lobby, at the Connection Center before and after all weekend services, and online until the registration deadline.

Cost | $45 (which includes your jersey)

Description | It’s almost time to kick off the 7th annual Mission Hills men’s flag football season. This is a great way to get plugged in and connect with other men. Invite a friend to experience Christian community and competition. This is a place where true friendships are formed.

Age Restriction | You must be 18+ and out of high school to participate. This is an in-house, low-key, non-contact, Mission Hills league, made up of Mission Hills men and their friends. All games are self-officiated according to our published rules, with games held on Saturday mornings.

Sign-Up Restrictions | You may request to be on a team with up to one other person; we will try to honor those requests, but make no guarantees as we try to balance teams. The other player must also request to play with you. Remaining individuals will be placed on teams by the Sports & Rec management team.

Winter League

Basketball

SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 2, 2017 – MARCH 3, 2018
*WILL NOT HAVE GAMES ON 12/23 OR 12/30

BASKETBALL REGISTRATION FOR 2017 HAS CLOSED. REGISTRATION FOR 2018 WILL OPEN UP IN THE FALL OF 2018.

Location | Mountain Ridge Middle School // 10590 Mountain Vista Ridge | Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Games Times Start | 7:45 AM

Cost | $50

Description | Let’s hit the hardwood for some five-on-five, full-court basketball. This recreational league is fun and competitive and is a great way to get a little exercise and meet other Mission Hills guys. Space is limited to 80 players, so register early.

All games will be played at Mountain Ridge Middle School at 10590 Mountain Vista Ridge in Highlands Ranch. Games will be played at 7:45 AM. This is a self-officiated league in which participants will call their own fouls. The league will consist of an eight-game regular season and a three-game season-ending tournament.

Game Format | Each game will feature a 55-minute running clock. Within that time frame, teams will play two games to 21 points with baskets counting for 1 point (regular shots) and 2 points (if beyond the 3 point arc). The first team to reach 21 points is awarded the win (must win by two points).

Team Formation | You may request to be on a team with one other guy. The other player must also request to play with you. Remaining individuals will be placed on teams by the Sports & Rec management team. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. A signed waiver and $50 payment is required from each participant.

45+ Division | The 45+ age division returns this year, pending number of guys who sign up. Details will be determined as we evaluate interest. If we do not have enough interest to generate separate teams, players will be blended into other teams.

Team Captains | If you are interested in becoming a team captain, please contact Bruce Emberley.

WINTER League

Volleyball

DATES | BEGINNING THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018

VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS NOW CLOSED AND WILL OPEN UP AGAIN IN THE WINTER OF 2018 FOR THE 2019 SEASON.

Location | This year we will be playing on the courts at the Highlands Ranch South Rec center, and game times will be at 6 + 8 PM. You can follow the link HERE to learn more.

Registration | Will take place in the Mission Hills Lobby, at the Connection Center before and after all weekend services, until the registration deadline.

Cost | $50 (which includes your jersey)

Description | It’s almost time to kick off our first season of co-rec volleyball here at Mission Hills! This is a great way to get plugged in and connect with others from the Church. Invite a friend to experience Christian community and competition. This is a place where true friendships are formed.

Age Restriction | You must be 18+ in order to play. These teams are a part of the Highlands Ranch Metro District League and are subject to their rules, which you can read more about HERE.

Sign-Up Restrictions | You may request to be on a team with up to one other person; we will try to honor those requests, but make no guarantees as we try to balance teams. The other player must also request to play with you. Remaining individuals will be placed on teams by the Sports & Rec management team.

BECOME a sports + rec captain

Why We Exist – Purpose Statement

To represent Christ and Mission Hills Church to your players by building relationships with them and guiding them toward taking a step in the process of beginning—or growing in—their relationship with Christ.

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” | Colossians 4:5

Sports + Rec Captain Responsibilities

1 | To build relationships with your players in order to prepare their hearts for becoming involved at Mission Hills, in Men’s Ministry, and in the maturation of their faith.

2 | To look for opportunities to share the Gospel and your personal story–the impact Jesus has had in your life – with your players, and to intentionally invite them to be active at MHC.

3 | To teach your players how sports—and specifically things that happen in the games – reveal character, but can also be used to build character.

4 | To communicate each week with every player.

5 | A short message/theme—to be provided by Tyler Holden or Scott Sexson weekly.

6 | Specific game information—time, location reminders.

7 | Game wrap up information (Prayer reminders, conduct expectations, etc.).

8 | To stress character, sportsmanship, and healthy competitiveness; to diffuse and be no part of unsportsmanlike arguments; to remove players from games for being inappropriately argumentative, combative, or profane.

9 | To abide by the guidelines and rules of the league and make sure your team knows all rules and expectations.

10 | To pray with and for your team members.

11 | To assist the Sports and Recreation ministry by helping with game management (clock, scorekeeping, etc.). Let’s spread the responsibility and get more guys involved to have a co-captain to cover responsibilities in your absence.

12 | To attend pre-season and other appropriate captains’ meetings.

13 | To intentionally promote and encourage participation of your team members in a sports season community service project or event sponsored by the Sports and Rec Ministry.

Qualifications

1 | Be a disciple of Jesus, a member or regular attender of MHC, and be willing and ready to give an account of your faith.

2 | Be knowledgeable in the sport/activity.

3 | Be a good communicator and be willing to manage a team.

4 | Must attend a pre-season Captain Meeting and Training.

5 | Be supportive of Mission Hills Church, its leaders, the Sports + Rec Ministry, and be Christ-Focused above and beyond being Sports-Focused.

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