children's recreationCentral offers many ways of bringing families together for Christ-centered, fun-filled activities and sports for all ages. From the outdoor fields of soccer to the indoor courts of the Family Activities Center. There are many choices for people to improve their fitness while they enjoy the fellowship of others. Countless numbers take advantage of our newly renovated cardio/weight room, handball courts, and spacious game room.
Sports team for all ages focus on more than winning a game. They focus on a winning, Christ-like attitude. Children and adults alike learn the value of endurance, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship--all while having a great time and making new friends. Regardless of your experience or abilities, the Recreation Ministry of Central provides many great ways to exercise the body as well as build character and relationships.
Game Room - The game room is available during regular FAC hours Mon-Fri and is also available to rent out for parties (see facility request form below) etc. Our game room has a wide variety of items including a Pool table, Foosball, Air Hockey, Play Station, Board Games, and Ping Pong Table.
Facility Request Form - The Family Activities Center is available to rent out for parties during part of the year. A facility request form must be submitted to the Director, Laura Cole.
Children's Sports ActivitiesUpward Basketball - Upward Basketball is a league for children in elementary school through middle school. We start registration in the fall (mid-September) and practices begin the week after Thanksgiving. Games begin the first weekend in January and continue every weekend through the end of February. In Upward Basketball we believe that, "Every Child Is A Winner"! Each child gets equal playing time, is encouraged through group devotionals and is an integral part of the team.
Upward Info Line: 865.450.1000 ext. 810
Camp Central Basketball - Camp Central is a long standing tradition at Central Baptist Bearden. It is a three day camp which is packed full of instruction and fun! We start at 9am and go full blast till noon! In addition to the fun and games... Each child gets a custom designed camp t-shirt and a special award at the end of camp.
Upward Soccer - Our fall Upward Soccer League is for children ages 3.5 through 4th grade boys and girls. We start signing up for Upward Soccer in July. The league starts shortly after Knox County schools begin and runs through mid-October. We believe that "Every Child Is A Winner" so each child gets equal playing time and is encouraged through Christian mentorship throughout the season.
Camp Central Tennis - Our tennis camp is a favorite among the children and counselers every year! We have groups with 1st grade boys and girls up to 8th grade. Each group is given individual attention and instruction. Camp starts at 4pm and lasts till 6:30pm for three action packed days. Not only do we stress the fundamentals of tennis but each day has a devotional focus with some of the finest Christian counselors in the Knoxville area! Each child is awarded a special gift at the end of camp and also receives a custom camp t-shirt.
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Recreation Ministry Staff
Director of Recreation & Sports Ministry
|865.450.1000 ext. 120
Recreation/Missions Ministry Administrative Assistant
|865.450.1000 ext. 142