What About Sports? with Steve Stigall


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Adam Griffin, Cassie Bryant, and Chelsea Griffin are joined by Steve Stigall to talk about what sports have to do with a family’s spiritual life and how to lead your home while your kids participate in sports.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Steve, would you introduce yourself and tell us about you, your family, your ministry, and a little of your sports resume?
  • What are the benefits of sports for kids?
  • What are some of the great lessons that kids can learn in sports?
  • What are some of the sinful or concerning motivations you see for families engaged in sports?
  • Do you ever see behavior in parents around sports that concerns you?
  • Why is sports an important issue for us in regard to discipleship? What does it have to do with a family's spiritual life?
  • You coached high school sports, did the idol of a scholarship ever concern you?
  • What do you think about the commitment that families make to sports?
  • What are some warning signs of when a good thing like sports becomes an idol that threatens our commitment to God?
  • Do any scriptures come to mind for you that help us navigate this issue?
  • What do you look for in a team and a coach and a sport when you want to evaluate whether it would be a blessing to your family?
  • If our listeners want to pray for you and your family, what can they ask God for on your behalf?

Guest Bio:

Steve Stigall is on staff at Eastside Community Church as the Men’s Discipleship & Groups Pastor. Before he was in full-time ministry he was on the football coaching staff at SMU for 12 years doing recruiting, player development, and football operations. Prior to being at SMU, he was a college football player at UT. He is married to Kathie and they have four kids.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Hebrews 10:25, 1 Corinthians 6:12, 1 Timothy 6:6-7

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