With the amount of travel that takes place in “travel” baseball, and much of it taking creating conflicts with church on Sunday morning, parents need resources to share with their kids. The time on the road provides an opportunity for discipleship of your child. You can do a Bible study, work through a devotional or listen to a sermon or podcast together. Here are some resources to get you started with ideas.
- The role of sports in family discipleship audio by David Prince
- Building men through baseball audio by Randy Stinson and Casting a Family Vision
- More than a Game: A Theology of Sport article by Jeremy Treat
- Holy Play: A Christian Theology of Sport and Competition article by Erik Thoennes
- Dugout Devotions: Inspirational Hits from MLB’s Best book by Del Duduit
- Steal Away: Devotions for Baseball Fans book by Hugh Poland
- Playing with Purpose: Baseball Devotions book by Paul Kent
- Sports Spectrum magazine
- Sports Spectrum podcast
- Faith on the Field podcast
- His Show podcast is a weekly devotional (Apple)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action can provide other ideas and information as well, though they tend to be focused on older players. In addition, Thoughts for Young Men, isn’t sports specific, but nonetheless raises great questions for discussion with older youth.