Sep 24, 2015

Mobilize, Reach

Episode 67: Dugout Discipleship – The UGA Baseball Story

What can happen when two baseball recruits begin praying for the salvation and spiritual transformation of their future teammates? This podcast highlights God’s activity in the lives of athletes on the University of Georgia baseball team, and how revival spread through the locker room and beyond.

Trey Logan
// Sophomore, Infielder // Bio

Drew Moody // Junior, Pitcher // Bio

Beau Tucker // Sophomore, Pitcher // Bio

Notable Points:

  • The prayer of students wanting to reach their peers is powerful. How are you encouraging your students to pray for their friends who don’t know Christ?
  • It started with a 21 day challenge to read through the Book of John, and has led to multiple salvations and ongoing disciple-making relationships of students to other students. What methods are your students empowered to use to share the Gospel with their friends?
  • The Gospel is best shared and well received in the context of close community and deep relationship – like an athletic team. What affinity groups are students in your ministry already involved in?
  • Advice to collegiate leaders trying to reach athletes: “Be invested, and let them [athletes] know that you really care. Proximity, quantity, and quality time are key.”

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about the author

Brian Frye

Brian serves as the collegiate evangelism strategist with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio.  He leads the Ohio Collegiate Ministries team, which consists of collegiate ministries and collegiate church plants on 13 college and university campuses around Ohio.  In 2013, Brian joined the NAMB Collegiate team as national collegiate strategist. A graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.), he loves to think, read, lead, learn, strategize and develop people into followers of Christ. Brian and his wife of 13 years, Heidi, along with their three sons, live in Delaware, Ohio, where they love to eat ice cream, play Wii, ride bikes, talk about God, make Facebook videos and laugh really hard.