June 16-July 4, 2017
U19 Boys and U19 Girls
The Charlotte Eagles are excited to be taking a U19 boys’ and U19 girls’ international tour for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience sports ministry in Brazil. You will not want to miss this chance to play the game, build relationships and deepen your faith in a country that lives and breathes futebol. While we desire to enjoy the passion and excitement of the Brazilian soccer culture, we have a greater purpose in mind.
The Charlotte Eagles’ goal is to train and equip Christian athletes to intentionally use the game of soccer as a platform for sharing their personal faith in Jesus Christ. And beyond that we want to help train locals to do the same. We believe that an Eagles’ tour can have a lasting impact on how you view both the game of soccer and your individual walk with God.
Our time will promise to be a life-changing experience. Before we depart for we will hold a three day training camp in Charlotte, NC. This time will involve intense soccer and sports ministry training. During training camp we will train together on the field, build relationships as teammates and receive training on how to apply our faith to the field.
While on the tour we will be partnering with local missionaries, churches and schools outside of Sao Paulo in the cities of Limeira, Americana, Nova Odessa, Espirito Santo do Pinhol and Jacutinga. We will be doing our sports ministry in partnership with Brazilian sports ministries and local churches. Our days will be filled with friendly matches, school clinics, social projects and ministering with the youth from local churches. We will also find time to enjoy the friendly culture and natural beauty of Brazil as well.
We will have soccer matches planned for most days of the tour, whether it is full field, 7v7 or futsal (indoor soccer with lines and a weighted ball). There are also schools lining up to have us come hang out and share with the kids. There will even be a day of ministry with an English school in Limeira that is run by a strong Christian and good friend of ours. A more detailed itinerary will be available soon.
How We Will Minister:
1. Relational Evangelism
2. Soccer Clinics/Camps
3. Post Game Events:
The tour will stretch each individual player on and off the field. The challenge for a true sports minister is to compete at his/her highest level while maintaining a strong testimony for the Lord.
The cost of the tour is $3700.
Support Raising Materials
Game & Camp Costs
Room and Board - (Charlotte and Brazil)
Complete Uniform / Warm up
All Transportation (planes, trains & automobiles) not including your cost to and from Charlotte
Training camp in Charlotte
If you have questions please contact the tour directors, Tom Gerlach and Jackie Weston. Please take time to look at the videos below and get a better feel for what the Brazil tour is all about.
If you are interested in the 2017 tour you can apply online by clicking the link below as well as submitting an application video (see sample video below).
The application video is design to allow us to get to know you better and give you a chance to share your heart and story with us. The video should be 3-5 minutes and include the following:
- Home town
- School/Club team
- Briefly explain why you want to come on this trip
- Briefly share how you came to be a follower of Jesus
- Provide some soccer highlights (either video from a team or a skill demonstration)
The video may submitted to Tom Gerlach and Jackie Weston, or you can create a pivate YouTube video and give the link to us.
Application deadline: February 3, 2017