Here is the story that will be told......
"I have this incredible passion for golf. In fact, some 20 million Americans and multiple millions of others throughout the world have the same passion.
How many of you are familiar with the verses associated with God's dealing with us from the beginning in Psalm 139?
"1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
3b you are familiar with all my ways.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
***13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
***15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
***when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
***all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
I believe wholeheartedly that God placed in my heart the passion for the game of golf.
But, how can He use me for His Kingdom purposes through that passion??
Of course; USE THE GAME FOR HIS PURPOSES OUTLINED TO US IN MATTHEW 28:19-20
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
How is God working that out in my life?
Through HisKingdom.golf, LLC and the five objectives outlined on our website;
1. To maintain an active website presence on HisKingdom.golf and promote our content through social media.
2. To grow the number of like-minded golfers who are Christ-followers in order to encourage and support them.
3. To develop a greater trust relationship with the ministries that are using golf as a platform for ministry.
4. To marshal support from local golfers who are Christ-followers at professional golf events for evangelism and discipleship at the event and following.
5. To assist churches and para-ministries in the conduct of evangelical and discipleship golf events in their community.
We have learned through the conduct of over 130 golf events over the past many years how to conduct quality golf events with a specific purpose and objective. In the conduct of these events partnered with a desire to evangelize and disciple for the Kingdom, we have learned that one-time events DO NOT ACCOMPLISH THE OBJECTIVE.
We have adopted a format for an Invitational golf event (mostly revealed through the Challenge Golf Association in Chattanooga, TN) that challenges those that have a passion for golf and a love for Jesus Christ to step out and engage with their golfing buddies in order to build a closer relationship, introduce their passion for Jesus Christ and engage in a process to disciple or mentor their buddies as Believers in Jesus Christ.
This Invitational begins with a high-quality golf event conducted at one of the best golf courses/facilities in the local area. We prayerfully encourage the golfing Believers (we call them Caddies) to, again, prayerfully, determine the 1 - 3 golfers they will invite to the Invitational. Prior to the event the Caddies will meet weekly for prayer and guidance on the conduct of the Invitational and their role as Caddies.
Why Caddy? Because the golfing Believer or Caddy will NOT be playing in the event, but Caddying for his golfers. Additionally, throughout the meetings prior to the event, there will be training on how to engage with our golfers relative to the reason they were invited, why the Caddy is, well, caddying, and how to utilize the printed and video materials to engage with the golfer during the event and after when they meet following the event for the disciple/mentoring engagement. Yes, the Caddy will attempt to get a commitment from his golfers to meet every other week for breakfast or lunch and walk through the book and video to develop a closer relationship, see how the book/video identifies with the golfer and to mentor them into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
We have also introduced another golf event format that can encourage and grow this time together with the golfer and Caddy. It is the Golf League. The League can be conducted for a minimum of 10 weeks with a free-flow of golf competition between Caddies and their golfing buddies in order to foster the meeting together as outlined above. More information can be gained on this event by going here….
and here as well.
We would, gladly, partner with any group or church to assist in the conduct of the Invitational for you.