So what does the name “More Than Dodgeball” mean?
More Than Dodgeball is simply a way of expressing the vision to see youth ministry as more than entertainment, glorified babysitting or church “lite.”More Than Dodgeball reminds me of my calling to serve God by serving students — reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, connected in a small group with a caring adult, growing in their faith on their own and serving God in the church and with their lives.
I love dodgeball, we even play a version of it called “killball” regularly in our ministry, but I see it as a symbol of student ministry past where purposeless activity and busyness measured success. Student ministry should be judged by changed lives and hearts being drawn closer to Jesus Christ, which is what we want to be all about.
More. Than. Dodgeball.