In Upward Sports, we consider the referee an extension of the coach out on the court. With a basic knowledge of the sport, we will provide you all the resources you need to be a successful referee within the ministry, including pre-season training and one-on-one mentoring with seasoned referees if needed. The time commitment for a referee is as much or as little as you want to referee. Basketbball games are one hour long on Saturdays January through March (8 weeks). Soccer games are one hour long on Saturdays September through October (8 weeks). Referees are required to attend one pre-season meeting in October/November (basketball) or July/August (soccer) that lasts 2-3 hours. For additional information about becoming an Upward Referee, contact Jason Meinershagen at or 636-327-8696 ext. 260.
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It's Time To Get Involved
God has placed us here together for such a time as this when we can make a difference for the kingdom in a unique way. You've been gifted in a unique way and our hope is you'll use those skills/talents/gifts to serve the Lord. Prayerfully consider the many opportunities below that you could get involved in.
Start A New Ministry?
If you don't find your fit among the many options below, we recognize that each part of the body is created unique. If you're feeling called by God to start up a new ministry to help our church better Love God and Love People then Pastor Ralph would love to hear from you about what God is calling you to start!