The Idlewild Baptist Recreation Ministry seeks to glorify God, introduce Christ, and apply his teachings in a recreational environment.
We offer Spring and Fall baseball and softball for both girls and boys, Ages 5 to 15, on our church campus.
Our goal is to be a living testimony of God’s love and Grace. Each team has both Godly coaches and team Chaplains to bring God’s Word through prayer and reading. We want to teach everyone the skills that can be used on the ball fields as well as teaching them and drawing them closer to Jesus Christ. At each practice and game, a time of devotion and prayer is led by the Chaplain. We also have people in the church prayer walking the fields and praying for the teams. The ultimate goal of the entire ministry is to show the love of Christ to all who come in contact with it. We focus everything that we do on 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” (NAS)
We are always looking for capable volunteers to help Coach or Chaplain a team! If you are interested please send an email to Shelley Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As in years past, the tee-ball/baseball teams will be hosted by 316 Sports. Tee-Ball and Coach pitch will practice and play at IBC fields while older baseball teams will hold practices and games at Ebenezer Baptist. Our girls’ fast pitch softball teams are still hosted by IBC and games will be played in conjunction with Hopewell’s softball league with games at IBC and Hopewell. All softball practices will take place at IBC fields.
Registration has closed for fall teams.