ABOUT THE MINISTRY
Coaches Outreach seeks to build coaches of conviction by encouraging and equipping coaches and their spouses to have Christ-like character through practical application of biblical truth.
With biblical convictions and a sense of calling, we envision coaches and their spouses around the nation leading a spiritual revival among young people. We know that God has raised up Coaches Outreach to encourage and equip coaches and spouses toward this end (Matthew 28:19-20).
Coaches Outreach grew out of Bible study that was started at the Texas High School Coaches Association in 1987. This study still meets to this day.
The first Summer Marriage Conference was held in 1990 with 18 couples. Encouraged with the lives that were changed at the 1990 retreat, Coaches Outreach continued to grow as a volunteer organization until 1996. Many coaches felt that Coaches Outreach should be a full time ministry. Coaches Outreach started as a full time ministry in June of 1997.
Since then, Coaches Outreach has grown to have Summer Marriage Conferences in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama, with hundreds of couples in attendance each year. For the last Bible study, we shipped out approx 5,000 Coaches Outreach Bible study playbooks, with more studies added each spring and fall.
We help develop coaches with conviction by:
1) Educating them through relevant, "hands on" Bible studies (2 Timothy 2:2).
2) Ministering to them and their spouses through excellent Summer Marriage Retreats (Gen 2:23-24; Eph. 5:21-33).
WHAT OTHER SAY ABOUT OUR MINISTRY
"As a former Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association, it has been an exciting privilege to be involved in the promotion of the yearly Coaches Outreach Marriage Conferences. What a great way to get away from the daily stress of the coaching world and be with one of God's greatest gifts, your wife. It takes a special person to be the spouse of a coach. This conference is a great way to strengthen your marriage!"
- Steve F. Bailey
"I know of no other ministry that has encouraged and influenced coaches and their spouses like Coaches Outreach. It is a fine organization."
- Gene Stallings, former college and pro coach
"There is nobody that's doing a better job of helping coaches understand the Word of God and use it than Coaches Outreach. They are the strongest partners that a coach can have in the work that they do in our high schools."
- D.W. Rutledge, Executive Director of the Texas High School Coaches Association
"I have known Tommy Maxwell, founder and executive director of the ministry, for several years. He has a real heart for the struggles that are unique to the coaching profession. Coaches Outreach has no hidden agenda, and will bless you and your coaches. I highly recommend you get involved any way you can."
- Milt Bassett, president of the Oklahoma Coaches Association
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