Kids want to play ball like Lebron James, sing like Taylor Swift, be popular like a Kardashian, and make money like Bill Gates.
Ask any kid who they want to be when they grow up, and the majority will seldom utter the words, "I want to be me." The sad reality is we have turned into a culture where kids focus their attention on becoming like someone else and less who God designed them to be. Seeking to be someone else, even if society deems them a success, can automatically put limitations on a kids’ life. God designed each kid on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. The world doesn't need another_________ .The world needs kids to seek a relationship with the one who designed them, so they can be who they were meant to be.
One King Sports was established as a vehicle to introduce kids to Christ. We teach the fundamentals of the game, but we also teach the fundamentals of building a relationship with Christ. One King Sports believes it's time for our kids to start asking God who they are instead of waiting for the world to tell them who they should be. The author of Psalms 139:14 writes, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." If kids today truly believed this statement, they wouldn't be excited to become someone else but would be excited for who God designed them to be.
The majority of sports leagues teach great principles: hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship. One King aligns with these principles but believes there is one important element that gets overlooked: purpose. Yes, the principles of hard work, teamwork, and sportsmanship are valuable. But without knowing your purpose in life, you will only work hard at living outside the life God designed for you. Without purpose, you'll never be truly satisfied in life. A person who truly understands their purpose will proclaim the words, "I want to be me."
One King Sports doesn't teach kids their purpose. We help them build a relationship with the only thing that can: God. Coaches at One King Sports have one practice/game per week with their team. The weekly practice focuses on the specific sport, a short lesson on either biblical values, teamwork, or leadership. Most importantly, prayer is conducted at every practice and game.
Prayer is the key element of building a relationship with God and understanding purpose. One King understands that in a few short years kids will transition into a society that is eagerly awaiting to tell them who they are and what they should be.
Let’s help kids build a foundation where they proclaim, “I want to be me!”
-One King Sports