Volunteer Registration


Volunteer Opportunities

We rely completely on the efforts of many, many volunteers to make this ministry successful. Every season we are in need of leaders, prayer partners, coaches, referees and devotion leaders. We need people to set up, clean up, work at the concession stand and in the kitchen. Please consider serving with us in Christ so that together we can deliver the very best sports experience to these children.

Coach role preferences (head or assistant), partner preferences and practice day/time preferences will be confirmed at the mandatory evaluations.

Coach/Referee Training

Upward provides manuals,  on-line resources and even an Upward App, to equip anyone with what they need to know to coach and referee Upward basketball and cheerleading. You do not have to have prior basketball or cheerleading knowledge or experience to coach or referee, just an interest and willingness to teach children basketball or cheerleading skills and to model the Upward values. In addition, we have scheduled the following training sessions for coaches and referees:

Coaches : Thursday, January 7, 2021
Referees: TBD

Mission Statement

Introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports


Upward is a unique sports ministry that delivers a fun, exciting, encouraging and valuable sports experience and partners it with unbelievable ministry opportunities. Children and families alike are drawn by the top rate sports program, but they encounter an experience unlike any they may have had before. As a result, lives are touched and changed for Jesus Christ. Upward employs effective methods to transform an otherwise typical sports experience into an exceptional ministry.

- Exposes players to Scripture based devotions during each practice
- Facilitates an atmosphere of sportsmanship
- Allows coaches to focus on ministering
- Equips coaches and referees to minister by teaching and encouraging
- Opens the doors for us to promote our church ministry activities
- Provides opportunities to see changed hearts and lives among the children, family members and volunteers who experience our Upward ministry
For more information about the wonderful volunteer opportunities available with this ministry, please E-mail the Bethany Upward Team.
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