Faith International University and Seminary (F.I.U.) will launch The Wes Neal School of Sports Ministry for the 2019 Fall Quarter. The school is named after Wes Neal, author of the benchmark book on the integration of sport and faith entitled, “The Handbook on Athletic Perfection,” and a founding father in the sports ministry movement in this generation. Kingdom Sports will contribute both written and video curriculum to the school including material from Wes Neal, Ron Brown and Gordon Thiessen.
Classes are expected to begin with both a residential component (taught in person at the F.I.U. campus) and an online component (distance learning) in this first year of the schools launch.
The vision for the School of Sports Ministry is that it begins as elective classes within existing undergraduate and graduate programs at Faith International University and Seminary. Eventually, the School of Sports Ministry will evolve into actual undergraduate and graduate degree programs and it will become an emphasis in Sports Ministry at the doctoral level. These are all extremely rare opportunities within the current landscape of the U.S. educational system.
The primary goal of the Wes Neal School of Sports Ministry is to glorify God and advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ through the integration of sport and faith in order to reach the world for Jesus through The Great Commission Lifestyle and the vehicle of sport. You can download the school brochure here.