To empower and encourage local church leaders to employ all aspects of sports and recreation for intentional outreach and service in their communities
Sports Outreach LA was founded in 1992; initially to develop a church-led outreach piggybacking on the 1994 World Cup of Soccer. Before the actual 1994 WC games began, the Holy Spirit guided the SOLA leadership to encourage, challenge and train church leaders to use sports and recreation for ongoing outreach.
God has used SOLA to coordinate over 150 “event-related” outreach efforts and to train thousands of church leaders in California to employ the bridge of sports to build relationships in order to share the great news of salvation in Jesus Christ
Our goal has always been to help churches develop ministry-effective sports and recreation activities – or as we like to say, church sports that win!
Statement of Faith
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential through faith in Christ alone.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.