Results from a 2016 survey conducted among 5th-8th grade students found that 94% of the 33 students surveyed participate in community or club sports for an average of three seasons per year in 2.9 different sports and have done so for 2.53 years.
This verifies that students and families seek out community and club sports opportunities regularly. It allows Arma Dei to continue to concentrate on what we do best (biblical worldview, academics, cultivating the affections of the heart, etc.) with the satisfaction of knowing students participate in community sports. It provides opportunity for salt and light interactions, etc.
While at archery practice we teach the children to keep trying and always strive to hit their target more often and more precisely. At the same time, we remind them that the same concept applies to glorifying God. We will not always be perfect, but we should always keep practicing, keep studying, and keep trying to live life for God more often and precisely.
While most of our focus is on fun and enjoying the sport of shooting, we also help apply their performance to their walk with Christ.
“I think my favorite part of being an archery coach is when you help a young child shoot their first arrow. The joy and excitement on their face as they release that first arrow never gets old.”
Kevin’s daughter is in the 5th Grade at Arma Dei Academy.