Upward Sports

Upward is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for K5 through 2nd grade boys and girls that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in every child.


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 a uniform (basketball or cheerleading).

This amazing ministry will look a bit different this year to ensure that everyone stays as healthy and safe as possible. Masks will be required and the number of spectators will be limited during practice and games. 


Season Schedule

Volunteer Testimonials

Volunteer Registration


What is Upward?

Upward is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed to promote 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 Upward program is designed to remove the competitive aspects of the game so players can focus on these important tools. The program does not keep score, but instead focuses on creating a positive experience where every child participates and is treated fairly. 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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