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Learning to a Higher Power



Welcome to Cougar Country.  My name is Darwood Heldmann, Athletic Director at  CCS.  The   coaches here at Covenant Christian School want your scholastic/athletic career to be more than just fun and games.  This is our ministry; God uses everything in our lives, including athletics, for His purpose.  We want  to "develop the spiritual part of the athlete so that the Holy Spirit is in control and is directing the mind and body" (I Thessalonians 5:23).  We are commanded "in whatever we do, do our work excellently as unto the Lord, not unto men" (Colossians 3:23).

Philosophy of Athletics

Isaiah 55:8-9 reminds us that "our ways are not God's ways," and this includes athletics.  We are commanded to be different from the world; we must enter into the athletic arena with the mind of Christ.  Jesus Christ is to be the center of all our attention, actions, and mental set. (Phil. 2:5, Romans 8:29).  We are to do everything we do as unto the Lord, not unto men.

The believer's success is not based on wins or championships, but on the relationship he/she has with Christ.  Our goal is to be as much like Christ as we can with the Holy Spirit's help, and we are to perform as if Jesus is the one watching.  Jesus loved us so much, He was willing to give up His life for us.  It is only natural then, that we should be committed to excellence for Him in return.   Our actions, attitudes, and abilities will be directed toward Him when we give him "total release" of ourselves.

Covenant Christian School participates in athletics according to the requirements and regulations of TAPPS, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, for all high school level sports teams.

-Coach Darwood Heldmann