Bay City Christian School Athletics
Our Sport Program
In addition to varsity sports for high school students (grades 9-12), Bay City Christian School also provides the opportunity for middle school students (grades 6-8) to participate in athletics. At the middle school level, the athletic administration and coaches of Bay City place a greater emphasis on the participation and technical development of its student-athletes. This emphasis on participation and development is demonstrated in that BCCS coaches must seek to “provide each student-athlete with at least 25% of playing time for each game”.
In concordance with the overall purpose and mission of BCCS athletics, the athletic administration and coaches continue to provide its student-athletes and families with “the necessary environment for continual growth towards developing the essential skills to be spiritually-mature leaders during and beyond their school years”, even at the middle school level.
For more information on each middle school sport that is offered at Bay City Christian School, please view the list below:
The athletic administration at Bay City Christian School believes that athletic participation can promote growth not only in one’s physical capabilities but also in one’s academic efforts, social interactions, and even spiritual wellness. For these reasons, the athletics program at Bay City Christian School exists for the purpose of giving its students additional opportunities to achieve the Christian school’s overall purpose and mission.
As an extension of the ministry of Bay City Christian School, the athletics program intends to complement and support the school’s overall mission, which is to partner with Christian families in the continual growth of students toward academic excellence and spiritual maturity.
The mission of BCCS Athletics is to influence each student-athlete to continually strive for excellence in spiritual maturity and godly leadership.
In correspondence to the athletic program’s mission statement, the program has adopted two core scriptural references to become the supporting foundation for its purpose and mission:
James 1:2-4: My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
The athletic program has adopted James 1:2-4 to support the statement that spiritual maturity is a continual process of sanctification. The Christian life is comprised of many adversities and challenging trials. Correspondingly, exercise and bodily training can also include various trials and sufferings. James encourages Christians in his letter to have joy in these circumstances as God allows them into the lives of Christians for the purpose of influencing His people to increase in patience and, ultimately, become spiritually mature.
I Timothy 4:12: Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
The athletic program has also adopted I Timothy 4:12 to provide student-athletes direction towards becoming godly leaders. In this passage, Paul exhorts Timothy to avoid poor doctrine and be a godly example to other believers “in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” Student-athletes and coaches have the unique opportunity to interact with others outside of BCCS; and, therefore, have a responsibility to display Christlikeness.
The athletic administration emphasizes that wins, championships, sport awards, and other recognitions based on athletic ability are not the ultimate goal, but rather subordinate parts within the process of reaching the overall mission. With the support of the student-athletes’ families, and the determination of the athletic teams’ coaches, the athletic administration at Bay City believes that athletic involvement and competition can provide each student-athlete the necessary environment for continual growth towards developing the essential skills to be spiritually-mature leaders during and beyond their school years.