The sports ministry at Central Baptist Church is designed to reach our community with the Gospel of Christ while providing an atmosphere that will bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ.

Why Upward?

Upward Sports offers a break from the norm. The primary focus of Upward is to develop the Winner in EVERY child, not just a few. By keeping this goal in mind, you are able to build a league that promotes salvation, character, and self-esteem in all who participate through:

  1. Sportsmanship and competitiveness in proper perspective by not maintaining league standings in any division.
  2. Maximizing the family schedule by having only one hour of practice and one game each week.
  3. Equipping coaches and referees to minister by providing extensive teaching tools and resources.
  4. Providing opportunities to promote other church ministries to all participants and their families.
  5. Allowing the coach to focus on ministering to children and their families, instead of game strategy, by having a set substitution system where all players are allowed equal playing time and equal opportunity for improvement.
  6. Encouraging each player with a game day award following every game.
  7. Maximizing ministry opportunities by exposing players to Scripture-based devotions during each practice and spectators to halftime testimonies each game day.
  8. Providing opportunities to see changed hearts and lives among children, family members, and volunteers who experience an Upward ministry.
  9. Building toward a harvest time at the Upward Awards Celebration where participants and parents are given an opportunity to respond to the gospel.


Central Baptist Church offers Upward Soccer along with our partner church, West Metro Church of God. Teams age 4 through 8th grade play at Central Baptist Church fields on Saturdays in the spring league during the months of March, April, and May.

Registration has closed for 2017. Check back in early 2018 for our next season!

Registration Closed

Upward Basketball

Central Baptist Church offers Upward Basketball and Cheerleading, along with our partner church, West Metro Church of God. Teams, age 4 through 5th grade, play at WMCOG on Saturdays from January until March.

Check back in late 2017 for Upward registration!

Jr. Hawks Student Basketball

The 2016-17 season has concluded.  Check back for info regarding the 2017-18 season.