Using sports environments

to promote the discovery of Jesus.

We Believe...


Sports + Faith = Life Transformation

Adventure Commons is an outreach ministry of the Adventure Christian Church.

Play

All kids deserve the opportunity to play a sport, be a part of a team, and have fun!

Discover

Sports teach us vital life skills that ultimately help us discover friendships, faith and purpose.

Win

Winning souls into a relationship with Jesus is the ultimate win in this life. 

Play Sports.

Find Your Purpose.

Sports are an important part of life to most kids and families. It's an outlet for many to strive to achieve something bigger than themselves. Sports help individuals mold their character into a more disciplined and focused person. Sports help you discover more about yourself and others through competition. Coaches have the ability to speak life into you when others may not be able to. 

From Youth to Adult Sports

Not only is exercise great for your health, but community building and fellowship are key aspects of sports! From youth to adults, our sports programs provide environments to gather and form new and encouraging friendships. Sports creates opportunities to be a part of a team and to improve yourself as an individual in the community. The biblical principles of fellowship is at play in our sports programs.

The Values that Sports Teach Us

Perserverance

When life gets tough and a situation knocks you down. It is perseverance that will get you back up to try again and reach your destination.

 

"Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:4

 

 

Discipline

When you want to improve or make change, repetition is key. In order to stay on path, discipline is essential.

 

"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11

Character Formation

Coaches have a unique ability to speak into the life of their athletes. They help develop character traits that others may not be able to.

 

"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character..."

Romans 5:3-4a

Teamwork

Learning how to work within a team is one of the greatest life skills an athlete can acquire from sports. Learning about others and working together to reach a common goal is essential in sports and in life. 

 

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

Proverbs 27:17

Leadership

Leadership is at the crux of team sports. It takes listening to your leader (the coach), and becoming your own leader for yourself, and your teammates.

 

"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."

1 Timothy 4:12

Sacrifice

Nobody ever accomplished anything great without a great deal of sacrifice. Sports teaches you to sacrifice your time, comfort, and leisure time for the greater good of improving yourself and the team.

 

"Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28


Our History

Adventure Christian Church was founded in September of 2003 by Pastor Andy Hamilton and wife Elisha Hamilton. The church was blessed with the opportunity to purchase the old "Legends Sportsplex" in 2017 and has used it as an outreach ministry for the community of Kankakee County to create environments that help people find their way back to God.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

The Church is the body of Christ on earth, the community of believers throughout the world. Upon surrender to Christ, a person is added to the Church. In addition, the priesthood of all believers means each Christian is called to be a serving minister (1 Peter 2:9-10). The Church’s mission is the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20).

 

Human beings were created by God to walk in fellowship with Him. However, all (except Jesus) have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23) and must rely on God’s grace and forgiveness. Every human from the moment of life takes on the image of God (imago dei); a person to be nurtured, protected, and developed.

 

Salvation is by God alone through Jesus Christ alone. We believe faith in Jesus requires repentance, confession of that faith before witnesses, and obedience to His word. 

 

Baptism  (by immersion) demonstrates our faith and obedience while it depicts our union with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection. In baptism a believer is immersed, crucified and buried with Christ (Rom. 6:3-4), receives forgiveness of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and is resurrected (Col. 2:12) and clothed with Christ (Gal. 3:27).

The Lord’s Supper is the celebration of the New Covenant in which the Christian community remembers Christ and celebrates the covenantal relationship they have with Him and with each other. Christian Churches like ours typically celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week (1 Cor. 11:17-34Acts 20:7).

The Final Coming of Jesus is a time when Christ will personally come again as savior and judge of the world. When Jesus returns, there will be the bodily resurrection of the dead—believers going to eternal life with God and unbelievers

to eternal judgment. Sin will be no more, and believers will live in fellowship with

God forever (I Thess. 4:13-18 and Rev. 20:11-15).

 


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