SMGT 312 Syllabus COURSE SYLLABUSSMGT312 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MINISTRY OUTREACHCOURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course will explain the inter-relationships between sport and religion while examining the impact of muscular Christianity and sport ministry in North America. Tools and guidelines for preparing, organizing and administering a sport ministry program will also be examined. RATIONALESport and religion have been connected for thousands of years. At various times, sport has used and has been used by different religions. Sport provides today’s Christian with a platform for ministry in a relevant and nonthreatening manner. This happens at the international and local levels. Those who wish to minister in a postmodern culture must realize that sport is one of the most effective means of outreach that the Christian possesses. The successful sport minister will understand the background of sport and religion and the skills necessary for utilizing sport as a ministry tool. I.PREREQUISITESFor information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog. II.REQUIRED RESOURCEClick on the following link to view the required resource(s) for the term in which you are registered: III.ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR LEARNINGA.Computer with basic audio/video output equipment B.Internet access (broadband recommended) C.Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office is available at a special discount to Liberty University students.) IV.MEASURABLE LEARNING OUTCOMESUpon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: A.Analyze the relationship between sport and religion from a historical perspective.