The Mission of Upward is Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports. We seek to lead children to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Upward promotes character and self-esteem in every child by providing a substitution system that promotes equal playing time for each player and an evaluation process to provide equal teams and equal opportunity for improvement.

When you participate in  Upward Sports, you and your friends: Sign up individually, not as a team; Practice and play/cheer for a game once each week; Get equal playing time every game; Will learn new drills to improve your basketball/cheerleading skills; Will receive special recognition awards every game.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with Upward, call the church office at (205) 668-2144 or email Mike Roberson at