You’ve probably felt it… That nagging sense that there must be more to this Christian life than what you’re experiencing.
There has to be more you can do with your love of the game than just playing for yourself. Do you want to grow in your faith, grow in the game you love, and help others fall in love with God and the game of basketball?
Then Origins is for you.
The Origins Basketball Intensive offers an incredible opportunity to make an impact in the world through your passion for basketball, while also having your eyes opened to the reality of who God is and all that He has for you.
Origins is the perfect blend of missions and basketball training. In a unique partnership, YWAM Kansas City is collaborating with Tyler Coston (International Basketball Trainer), Mike Lee (Founder of BC Bounce) and Phil Morrison (Hoops for Christ) to provide life-changing spiritual growth and world-class basketball training.
You’ll grow in your walk with God like never before, and become a better player and teacher of the game. You’ll leave equipped with the tools you need to have a lifelong impact in both basketball and for the Kingdom of God.
Part 1: Training Phase
COST: $1,100 FOR TRAINING
Together with a community of athletes, you’ll receive powerful teachings from incredible Christian leaders that will disciple, challenge, and draw you closer to Jesus. Alongside this classroom training, you’ll be mentored by professional basketball trainers. This will equip you with both hands-on coaching as a player while being trained to do effective basketball ministry.
- Growing your relationship with God
- Discovering your identity
- Learning to hear God’s voice
- Walking in personal freedom
- Effectively sharing your faith
- Having a biblical worldview
- Personal mentoring
- Hands-on missions training
- Training with elite coaches
- Developing coaching tools
- Learning how to direct camps & clinics
- Developing as a speaker and teacher
- Growing as a leader
- Learning how to share your gifts in basketball with others
- Leaving a better player, teacher, and leader
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Part 2: Outreach Phase
Cost: TBD (estimated $2,000, which includes airfare, room & board)
After the training portion, you’ll travel overseas with the main goal to use basketball as the avenue to share the Gospel. This is where athletes will put into practice everything they’ve learned over the last two weeks and see God move!
We promise you won’t regret spending two weeks watching how God uses you to impact people’s lives while also seeing how you’ll be changed forever!
- Cross-cultural experience
- Effective discipleship and evangelism through camps and tournaments
- Impacting communities through basketball
- Preaching and teaching
In collaboration with...
As a player Phil depended on his work ethic, basketball IQ and commitment to developing his skills. He is proof that you don't have to be the biggest, fastest or most athletic player to be successful at the high school, college and even pro level. Players training with Phil will get the blueprint on taking your game to another level by developing basketball and mental skills. Invest in yourself, go after your dream. Train like a pro and with a pro!
Phil is the founder of "Hoops for Christ" a ministry that partners with churches to host basketball camps to encourage players and share the Gospel. As a Christian athlete one of Phil's greatest passions is to encourage and invest in young players through the game of basketball. While playing professional basketball in the Philippines he was the Director of Basketball training at a ministry called Salvation Teams. He led basketball clinics in slums and gyms all over the country using hoops as a way to share Christ and give out Bibles.