To equip Hope College student-athletes to serve as disciples who share the Good News of Jesus Christ through sport.
We recognize that sport provides an opportunity for athletes to have a significant platform from which to influence others. In traveling with the SEED program, Hope College student-athletes will utilize their passion for sport to share the love of Christ with individuals around the world.
Through participating in the SEED program, student-athletes will be intentionally challenged to use their experiences to sow the seed and water the harvest so that the Good News of Jesus Christ takes root in their own lives as it is shared around the world.
The SEED program will annually sponsor international mission trips for student-athletes, providing opportunities to serve in countries such as India, Costa Rica, and Zambia. Trips will launch for a two-week period in May and August and teams will consist of 10-15 student-athletes and coaches from multiple sports.
The SEED program is rooted in the lessons taught through the Parable of the Sower.
- “But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what is sown.” - Matthew 13:23
“This is an unreal opportunity to demonstrate God’s love.” - SEED Costa Rica Team Member, 2017
Experiences through the SEED program will equip student-athletes to serve as disciples around the world to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 1:8
This program is life-changing. It shatters your frame of mind and shows you how big God is and that he truly loves all His children.” - SEED Zambia Team Member, 2017
The SEED program exists to send disciples into the world to plant and harvest seeds for God’s kingdom.
- “He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” - Luke 10:2
“This trip will open your eyes, your ears, your heart, and your mind to the work that God is doing in another area of the world.” - SEED India Team Member, 2017
Through sport evangelism, the SEED program will share God’s love to the world through the passion and talents of Hope College student-athletes.
- "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10
“The SEED program will open your eyes to God’s unfailing and powerful love. He will use you and your sport to create a lasting impact on the hearts of those you serve." - SEED Zambia Team Member, 2017