Our recreation ministry exists to provide activities in which people of all ages can desire Jesus Christ, be discipled and have the opportunity to devote themselves to service.

Within our Family Life Center, we have an exercise room with weights, treadmills, stationary bike and other equipment that is open throughout the week for you to workout. The gym is available for walking and other simple exercise activities throughout the week as well. On Wednesday afternoons after school children and youth can come play basketball, kickball or other games, roller skate and much more.

Upward Sports

Upward Sports develops athletes mentally, athletically, socially and spiritually through the 360 Progression.

Our Upward Basketball and Cheerleading league is for those in kindergarten-8th grade. All leagues besides kindergarten are broken down into boys and girls. Teams will have practice once a week for one hour and have one game a week.

We have Upward Basketball Camp during fall break for children in kindergarten-6th grade. Adult and youth coaches provide instruction on basic skills in drill stations while also implementing skills through fun games. Children also have the opportunity to compete against other kids in their age group each day. We also have a devotion each day.

More information about Upward Sports can be found on our Upward Sports page.

God’s Grand Design – You

Gentlemen and ladies, is your New Year’s resolution to enjoy better health? Then you need to be part of the Co-Ed Wellness Class. You will learn from scripture about food God created to strengthen and bless your body, explore the way God designed your body to move, and learn to value your health as part of His blessing. We’ll meet in January for co-ed lecture only. Then in February we’ll move to workouts with the ladies only.

Super Soccer Sunday

Our Cookeville Students meet at 4 p.m. on most Sunday afternoons and play pickup soccer in the gym. Anyone in 7th-12th grade as well as college students are welcome to join them for this fun time of fellowship.


We have a co-ed softball team that plays at the Cane Creek SportsPlex in the spring. The co-ed team must have at least five men and five women to play each week. Games are doubleheaders on Monday with a 14-game schedule. Registration begins in March and games start in April. The cost is $10 per player. If you are interested in playing contact Recreation Coordinator Colleen Cox at

Men’s and Women’s Basketball

We offer men’s pickup basketball for all ages on Thursday nights at 6 in the Family Life Center. We also have a group of women who meet on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 to play basketball.