CPO Outlook: Brenton Illum
A FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF
by Brenton Illum
Article from March/April 2010 Issue
It is great to be back in Springfield leading the Evangel Football program! I owe a lot of my personal development to the people of Evangel University who invested in me as a college student and planted the seeds in me that have grown me into what I am today. Rather than make this about football, please allow me to share a fundamental belief of mine in this note.
CPO Outlook: Ryan Rippee
Article from November/Decemeber 2009 Issue
To be good at any sport, you must have confidence in yourself. But when does confidence to a certain extent become cockiness? When does maintaining a swagger become too over the top and boastful? In Luke Chapter 14 verse 11 the Bible tells us “that those who exalt themselves will be humbled and those who humble themselves will be exalted”.
CPO Outlook: Colton Moos
Article from August/September 2009 Issue of Big Sports
Football is one of the hardest sports to be a Christian example in because it takes such an intense mindset to play. However, that can never be used as an excuse to let your faith backtrack while participating. Ways that I try to be an example on the field are first with effort. There are some drills that no one ever likes to do and those drills are just as important to give everything I have in as anything else. I try to not cut corners and complete things always giving 100%.
CPO Outlook: Kelsi Moos
Sharing God's Love Through Sports
Article from the July/August 2009 Issue
My name is Kelsi, and I play volleyball and soccer at Hillcrest High School. I have grown up in church all my life, and heard countless speakers say, “Use the gifts God has given you.” Usually when I would hear those words I would think, ‘O.K. I can’t sing very well so people wouldn’t want to hear me sing praise songs, what else is there?’ That was my mentality all through middle school. Then I entered high school. There are so many opportunities to share God’s love at school everyday, and the biggest way for me is through sports.
CPO Outlook: Aaron Crew
Article from May/June 2009 Big Sports
Commitment to Excellence
The two biggest talents God has given me are my music and athleticism. I have been drumming since birth starting on my grandparent’s tea set with chopsticks. I participated in band during my elementary and high school years. I enjoy playing the drums on chapel worship teams and other church-related bands.
I started playing sports when I was four years old for the local tee-ball team. Through the years, I have played football, basketball, baseball, soccer and track. I was a four- letter athlete in high school. In playing all of these sports, God has used me to be a witness to others through my leadership and sportsmanship.