Upward is an evangelistic sports ministry specifically designed for boys and girls four-years-old through sixth grade. Emphasis is placed on “Christlikeness” and good sportsmanship—not championships and trophies.
Upward seeks to strengthen children and their families by:
Maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week,
facilitating an atmosphere of sportsmanship by not keeping league rankings,
allowing the coaches to focus on ministering, instead of game strategy,
by having a set substitution system that allows all players equal playing time,
and by maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing participants & spectators to Scripture-based halftime devotions.
Friendswood Methodist offers three Upward sports programs: