church on the dirt at
pgf national championships
When will COTD be happening?
COTD will be at PGF on November 23rd (Saturday) and November 24th (Sunday).
How do I take advantage of the services COTD provides? (The difference between Saturday and Sunday.)
You have two options to experience church at the field. On Saturday, at fields in Fountain Valley, Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Costa Mesa we would love to come out and give your team a chapel service (10-15 minutes) either before or after your game and family members are welcome to attend! Just email and we will coordinate what will works best.
On Sunday, we will be in one location (see below) giving services on the hour from 9am-1pm.
How will I be able to find COTD?
Who can come to COTD services?
Everyone is invited! We want this to be a time your immediate family and softball family can come together and worship at the place you all spend most of your time - the softball field.
What are COTD services like?
We will have music playing between services and are always willing to have a conversation or pray with you. If you happen to walk by the tent in the middle of a message, go ahead and sit down anyway! We don't mind. We try to time the messages around games ending, but tournaments can be crazy so it's not always perfect. At the end of each service we encourage everyone to get out of their seats and form a circle in the grass, hold pinkies, and pray together as a group. It is truly one of the most special experiences of the weekend for us! We love to hear your heart - no matter how big or small you may be.
What if I'm not a Christian?
Our COTD team is passionate about teaching others how to play #4Him and live #4Him. We don't care if you've never gone to church in your life, never opened a Bible, or never prayed - that's what we're here for. We hope you feel welcomed, loved, and included!
Why should I come?
Many of us played competitive travel softball and understand the time commitment and the heart commitment that takes place. We understand that game schedules prevent families from attending church and sometimes takes Jesus out of the center of the family. We believe that God has more for the softball community. We believe He wants to raise up strong families and young women to continue to play softball at a high level and be a testimony of faith to the world. Not only do the athletes have a platform, but families have a platform as well. We want you to be the family that shows the other families what it can look like to come out of the fire of travel ball even stronger. (2 Corinthians 1:12)
We have a passion for turning your softball family into your church family. Why not? If you bring church to the dirt, your softball family will become the community you fellowship with, worship with, and do life with! (Hebrews 10:25)
Another passion of COTD is helping you learn who you are in Christ. It's very easy for our identity to become wrapped up in the game and our results, but God wants you to know that you are loved, forgiven, and His possession (1 Peter 2:9) no matter what.