"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15: 5-6
Our God is 3 in 1. However, so is our sport. Competition is the perfect balance of 3 forces coming into each other through sport and competition. Players, Coaches, and Officials must work together to create an environment where competition, sportsmanship, and joy thrive.
While most Sport Ministries focus on the players and coaches, it seems that officials are constantly missed out. But at S.O.S we believe that is nobody else's responsibility but ours, as a body of Christ. Yes, sport officials sign up to do what we do knowing the implications that the job title entails. Oftentimes, we as sport officials can come out of an assignment feeling defeated and "slaughtered," in a sense. But like Jesus, the role we play is bigger then that and provides us an opportunity to live humbled lives. Jesus came to serve those who were persecuting Him. So we too must always humbly serve the specific sport that we work, as well as the players and coaches that are apart of it. This is not a call to be walked all over, rather a reminder for Jesus followers how we are supposed to treat each other, even those who "persecute" us.
Jesus came to reconcile and redeem relationships. For there to be change in how coaches, players, and referees interact, we must live as Jesus lived. This must start through unification of the body of believers. Therefore, S.O.S seeks to build bridges through fellow ministries to begin developing a more perfect Triune Competition.