Loving God, Loving Each Other
First Baptist Church Strawberry Plains
Saturday, November 17, 2018
To Know God and to Make Him Known

Upward Ministry


Spring 2016 Soccer

We are now enrolling for the upcoming Soccer season. The registration fee is $60 which includes a soccer jersey and socks, soccer shorts are NOT available. Sign-ups will be held at Rush Strong School's "Little Gym" as follows:
  • Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 12pm
  • Tuesday, February 23rd from 6pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, February 27th from 10am to 12pm
Come prepared by downloading the registration form ahead of time.
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Contact Information:
First Baptist Church Office
(865) 933-7029
James Mayfield (League Director)
(865) 414-2638
League Email

About Upward® Sports

The FBC Upward® Sports Ministry is an exciting evangelical ministry for boys and girls, Kindergarten through 8th grade, that uses basketball, cheerleading and soccer to promote salvation, character development, and self-esteem.
Through weekly practices and games, each child is given the opportunity to grow spiritually, physically, and socially as they develop character and an understanding of sportsmanship while also learning the fundamentals of basketball.
The vision of Upward® is, “To introduce children to Jesus Christ by creating opportunities to serve through sports’. For more information, visit Upward®.org.


Since its beginnings at FBC in the fall of 2004, Upward® Basketball and soccer have impacted our community for Christ like we never could have imagined. Through much prayer, focus, and hard work by our many volunteers, the FBC Upward® Ministry has quickly become a major outreach, seeing many children and their families come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!


Registration & Schedule

Upward® basketball, cheerleading and soccer is open to the community for boys and girls kindergarten through 8th grade. All games are played at Rush Strong School – basketball in the gym area at the school, soccer on the football field. Watch for registration forms to be posted to the website when time for sign-ups approaches.