Since 1975 Reach Forth has been at work in the communities of Hamilton-Wentworth and Halton. Reach Forth’s Sports Ministry is a Christian based organization – we invite and welcome individuals with any or no religious affiliations. Each event includes a brief inspirational message. Reach Forth provides family friendly, co-ed youth and adult leagues year round for participants of all ages and skill levels. We exist to see sports played and lives changed.
Jesus is the POINT – Jesus is why we exist. Reach Forth Sports exists to point people to Jesus Christ by loving and serving the City of Hamilton. Without Him, there would be no Reach Forth Sports. People are our PASSION – We exist to love, include, and serve all people. Reach Forth Sports is for everyone, of all backgrounds, cultures, faiths, and walks of life. We exist for you. Sports are the PLATFORM – Sports are the medium through which we accomplish our purpose at Reach Forth Sports. Sports provide us with a platform, a level playing field, where everyone can get involved, share their passion, and pursue the point.
OUR CORE PURPOSE:
At Reach Forth Sports, we use sports as a medium to demonstrate love to all people and to point them to who Jesus is.
To see everyone in the City of Hamilton connected to Jesus through the individuals, influence, and impact of Reach Forth, transforming Hamilton into a changed city.
“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who had so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward – to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back” (Philippians 3:12-14, The Message).
What People Are Saying
"It offers a different look at community than the one I see every other day."
— Rod Bacon
"The kids pray together as well as play together and that's a beautiful thing to be part of."
— Birdgette Vanhuisstede
"Reach Forth has given me endless fun and memorable moments through the many sports leagues I've participated in."
— Andy Bayer
"I love Reach Forth because it is a ministry that cares for people and passionately purses them through sports."
— Ashlynn Disher
"Reach Forth taught me to embrace those that others might fear, those in the margins of our society, to sacrifice so we can include everyone, to give generously, to play with passion, to share our hope with others, and to use sports as a platform for reaching others for Jesus."
— Heather Simmonds
"Reach Forth has provided me with valuable life experiences."
— Laura Sawatzky
"Being competitive in nature, the devotionals at half-time or between games always remind me what it's all about, that football/soccer is just a game and what's most important is spending time with God and spreading the message of true hope, peace and joy found only in Jesus."
— Thomas Klinger