Evangel Athletics Mission Trips

Evangel University student-athletes have the opportunity during their playing careers here to blend their passion for their sport with their passion for serving others. Formed in 2009, T.E.A.M. (The Evangel Athletics Ministry) gives our athletes the opportunity to respond to their calling as Christian athletes in a significant and meaningful way. This branch of our Athletic Department helps create opportunities for our athletes to serve local agencies and experience short-term international ministry trips.

Athletes plan and organize the trips with their teams and coaches. Trips often include competition against local teams in the region, educational experiences, service projects, team-building activities, and exciting cultural excursions. Students often return from their trips with a renewed focus on their relationship with God and with others. They have a deeper appreciation for their experiences in the United States and are more aware of the depth and meaning of their calling and their Evangel academic and athletic career.

"When I joined the Evangel Cross Country Team my freshman year, I would have never thought our team would have the incredible opportunity to travel overseas on a ministry trip. That is why Peru is so unique from all the other ministry trips I have been on. There is something special about an athletic team traveling overseas together to not only do what they love, which in our case is running but also to have the opportunity to minister to the people of Peru." Jocelyn Green, Junior


Previous Athletic Team Ministry Trip:

Football: Peoples Republic of China - 1991

Volleyball: Guatemala - 1992

Football: Bishkek Kyrgyzstan - 2008

Volleyball: El Faro Mission Guatemala - 2009

Cross Country: Trujillo Peru - 2010

Baseball: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico - 2010


Women's Basketball: El Faro Mission Guatemala - 2012

Softball: Guatemala - 2013

Women's Tennis: Italy - 2013

Baseball: Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico - 2014 

Cross Country: Jamaica - 2014 

Volleyball: El Faro Mission Guatemala - 2015 

Women's Basketball:  Philippines - 2016

Women's Soccer:  France - 2019