sports + rec
Helping people become like Jesus and join him on mission through Sports + Rec
Mission Hills Sports + Rec Ministry exists to train disciples for Jesus, help people become like Jesus, 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.
COED OPTIONS AVAILABLE
We offer two options for volleyball here at Mission Hills:
SUMMER COED DROP-IN LEAGUE
Add some friendly competition to your summer nights! This is a weekly leisure, self-officiated co-ed volleyball league. We’ll have team of 6 players on court at a time. 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.
WINTER COED REC LEAGUE
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. These teams are a part of the Highlands Ranch Metro District League and are subject to their rules. 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.
MEN’S AND COED OPTIONS AVAILABLE
We offer two options for softball leagues here at Mission Hills:
Men’s softball teams are a great way to get to know others at Mission Hills and get involved in a local league. All skill levels are welcome. We will have 2 different skill levels available in the summer time; the Open Division (higher skill level) and the Rec Division (less competitive). In the fall, we only have the Open Division option available. Make sure to register for a team based on the desired competition level. Registration will continue until teams are full.
CoEd softball teams are a great way to get to know others at Mission Hills. Our co-ed team plays in the leisure league. Registration will continue until teams are full. These teams are a part of the Highlands Ranch Metro District League and are subject to their rules.
MEN’S OPTIONS AVAILABLE
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. 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, starting between 9 and 11 AM.
MEN’S OPTIONS AVAILABLE
We offer two options for basketball here at Mission Hills:
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. 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.
MEN’S 45+ LEAGUE
This is the same league as above, same rules and regulations just for men 45+ in age.
BECOME a sports + rec captain
Why We Exist
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.
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.