Having an excellent athletic program is a vital part of the overall quality of education at Maranatha Christian Academy. The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual training students receive in athletics helps provide balance to the academic instruction in the classroom. Athletic programs are designed to support the Mission Statement and not compete with or replace the priority of the academic programs.
Maranatha Christian Academy Athletic Program is committed to excellence in academics and athletics. As part of the training and equipping young people for life and service for Jesus Christ through our athletic program, we strive to adhere to the rules of competition and sportsmanship, and to display the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship) as set forth by the motto of Pursuing Victory with honor character program. We strive for these standards whether on or off the field or court.
We believe our athletic programs are based upon a ministry of service to God, teammates, coaches, and all others who see our lives. As coaches and athletes we are to be humble and challenged daily by the Holy Spirit and God’s Word.
Our ministry and service arises from a view of athletics as a tool in God’s hands to develop Christ-like attitudes and character. Athletics is an excellent means to teach Christian character for the athletes as well as student body supporters.
Qualities such as patience, endurance, self-control, graciousness in a winning/losing, loyalty, teamwork and humility are all a few of the characteristics that can be obtained through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives. These fruits of the Holy Spirit are vital for our student athletes to be successful Christians later in life. (see next page for additional examples of character qualities)
We also desire to minister to the physical needs of our students. Practice sessions should be challenging and skill oriented. Our goal is to have programs beginning with participation in upper elementary participation programs, through junior high/middle school athletics, continuing with junior varsity athletics in high school, and culminating in the varsity level athletics for high school student athletes. While we desire that every athlete be allowed to participate, we are sometimes limited by space and staff. In those situations, cuts may need to occur.
Christian athletics must never place itself above academics nor serve as a stepping stone for personal goals and interests above learning and loving Jesus.
We define winning as spiritual victory that can celebrated as a result of God’s gracious love among us rather than what the scoreboard reads at the end of the contest.
|Boys Soccer Gr. 6-8; 9-12
Cross Country Gr. 6-8; 9-12
Girls Tennis Gr. 7-12
Girls Volleyball Gr. 6-8; 9-12
Football – grades 7-12
Cheerleading – Gr. 9-12
|Basketball – Grades 6-8; 9-12
Bowling – Grades 9-12
Cheerleading – Gr. 9-12
|Boys Golf – Gr. 9-12
Boys Tennis – Gr. 9-12
Track – Gr. 6-12
Girls Soccer – Gr. 6-12
Boys Baseball – Gr. 9-12