In our Asian-American culture there is a strong emphasis upon sports and recreation. Great opportunities are present for us to use these interests as a vehicle through which people can come to know Jesus Christ, and believers can grow in their relationship with Him and others.
In I Corinthians 9:22, the apostle Paul said, "I have become all things to all men that I may, by all means, save some." Paul encouraged us to utilize what was culturally important and to do what was best for the sake of the gospel. Therefore, we believe that it is advantageous for us to reach Asian-Americans where they're at...on the sports fields and courts.
Through our outreach activities, we provide a positive atmosphere in which spiritual, emotional and social needs can be met. Individuals will have an enjoyable time, build friendships, and in a non-threatening setting hear about Jesus Christ. It is our desire that God would touch and change people's lives, and as relationships are developed seekers would be assimilated into local churches.
Organize sports tournaments, clinics and recreational activities to evangelize, disciple and encourage fellowship. Coordinate local and overseas sports teams to glorify God and raise the awareness of Jesus Christ and JEMS in the Asian-American communities.
Educate and equip individuals, groups and churches in the foundations, principles and benefits of Sports and Recreation Ministry.
Work in partnership with local churches to fulfill the objectives of our mission statement.
Summer/Winter Basketball Tourney
If you are interested in the this event, contact Matthewa@JEMS.org to insure you are on the notification email list.
Volleyball Co-ed Tourney -
Softball Co-ed Tourney
Bowling Co-ed Tourney - October 18, 2014 (1:30pm) AMF Beverly Lanes, 1201 West Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 4-person teams. See JEMS Master Calendar