SCAS acts as a heart to the sports community.
SCAS was founded in 1985 by a group of Christian sportsmen and women. At first, fellowship with like-minded people was their main motivation for getting together, but with time it dawned on them that sport was in fact an excellent platform from which to spread the Gospel of Christ. Testifying to the goodness of God in public soon established these men and women as positive role models in the eyes of the adoring public, giving SCAS the kind of credibility and visibility that has seen the organization evolve into the diverse ministry that it is today. SCAS is an inter-racial and inter-denominational ministry run by a small group of full-time staff who mobilizes and relies on volunteers to spread the Gospel message of God’s love.
To love and serve people in sport in order to help them understand that life’s greatest gift is Christ’s love and life’s greatest joy is sharing it.
(1 Thessalonians 2:8)
We engage relationally by connecting with individuals and through events in many different environments by building trust, sharing our lives and sharing the gospel. We strive to connect with people where they are on their spiritual journey.
Once equipped, we empower faithful leaders who desire to use their time, talents and treasures to help other people in the world of sport to experience the gospel, grow in their faith and share Him with others. We desire to develop disciples who make disciples, assisting them so that they can in turn engage, equip and empower others to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
After cultivating relationships and people come to faith in Christ, we want to equip them with Christ-centered training, events, resources and on-going support in what it means to be a follower of Christ, growing in God’s Word and applying it to life.
Our journey and new visual identity
After months of hard work, strategising and refining our goals, TEAM SCAS gladly presents our new look and strategy. Our heart and values are still the same – we’ve just revamped our brand to be more visible and focused.
A huge part of sharpening the SCAS focus is to tell the SCAS story well – with a logo, look-and-feel and website that reflects what we’re all about. Our new brand is:
IN CHRIST: the ultimate human goal. In fact, the circle shape traditionally signifies God, wholeness and original perfection.
DYNAMIC: The logo’s S-shape represents the movement in sport, and the energy and optimism of our organisation.
FRESH: The gradient enhances the sense of movement and also conveys freshness and youthfulness, together with bold and vibrant colours.
PEOPLE-FOCUSED: The S-shape represents the letter “S” for “SCAS”, “Serve” and “Sport”, and the dot transforms it into a human figure, depicting someone serving and/or praying. The dot – and the larger circle that contains the logo – together point to individual and community, to a core with pinpoint impact, and also to purpose.
The dot also represents a ball – an essential part of the many sports we’re passionate about.
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”
1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)