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Upward Sports

Basketball and Cheerleading

The Upward sports ministry at Bethany Presbyterian Church is open to boys and girls in K5 through 2nd grade. The registration cost is $110 per child, and includes shorts (basketball) or mock-turtleneck (cheerleading).

Registration BEGINS on October 1, 2019 and ENDS when Divisions Fill or by November 2, 2019

Register early (space is limited)! 


Child Registration, K5 - 2nd Grade

This amazing sports ministry has really grown and exceeded our expectations and limitations; therefore, we have decided to focus our program at Bethany Presbyterian Church on children in K5 through 2nd grade.

What is Upward?

Upward is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for K5 through 6th grade boys and girls that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in every child.

  • Provides an evaluation system that promotes equal teams and opportunities
  • Establishes a one-hour practice and game each week
  • Implements a substitution system for each team, allowing every child equal playing time
  • Creates the opportunity for every child to learn the skills of the game
  • Places emphasis on having fun and good sportsmanship, not on the scoreboard and standings

Sports are a great way for children to learn about teamwork, respect for authority and sportsmanship. The sad part is all those things are being lost in today’s sporting society. With Upward, these key essentials are included to create the best sporting experience for every child that participates. Upward is designed to reveal the winner in every child. Every child plays. Every child learns. Every child IS a Winner!

Upward Values

The Expectation of God-Moments

We believe that God is at work all around us.

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

The Life of Integrity

We believe that how we live is more important than what we say.

Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

The Discipline of Excellence

We believe in serving that exceeds expectations.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

The Priority of Children

We believe that Every Child Is A Winner

Matthew 18:14 – In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.


For more information about the Upward sports ministry at Bethany, please email the Bethany Upward Team or contact one of our pastors.


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