Centershot Ministries is a non-denominational outreach program that shares the Gospel of Jesus using the life-skills of Archery
Centershot Ministries does this by partnering and equipping the local church to use this amazing tool to reach the community with Life Leagues and Tournaments. Join the fastest growing sport in American and learn the international style, “11 Steps to Archery Success” in a Life Group setting. One tool we use is the Centershot® LifeBow™ to teach how to share the Gospel message of Salvation.
Your annual membership includes a strategic ministry plan with online support, significant discounts on all your equipment needs, customized ministry curriculum and instructions on how to successfully run leagues and tournaments. We assist with coach recruitment, training and building volunteers and leaders in loving environments (L.E.D. Training).
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"CHRIST CENTERED CONNECTION THROUGH ADVENTURE!"
The Centershot LifeBow has a Story
The black limbs represent sin. Sin is actually an archery term. It means to “miss the mark.” Everyone misses the mark or sins throughout their life. Sin separates us from God, and it has a serious penalty. Separation - Romans 3:23-24 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Penalty - Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The red riser represents another type of Riser - the one who rose on the third day - Jesus. The riser is the most important part of a bow. All the strength and forgiveness in a bow is anchored to the riser. In life the same is true about Jesus. He freely offers His strength and forgiveness to us. Jesus shed his blood on the cross to pay for our sin. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
The white grip and white limb pockets represent purity. You are made pure once you recognize you are separated from God and you ask for the forgiveness that Jesus offers. This is how you “Receive the Riser.” The Blood of Jesus will make you “White as Snow.” 1 John 3:5 “But you know that He appeared so that He might take away our sins. And in Him there is no sin.”
The blue limbs represent water baptism, which is an outward expression of an inward heart change. Once you “Receive the Riser” you are invited to live for Jesus and die to your old sinful self. We are buried in the likeness of His death and raised in newness of life. Romans 6:4 “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
The green cam represents growing in your faith. Energy is stored in the cam on a bow. When the string is released there is a compounding effect that takes place to propel the arrow. As we open our heart and mind to growing in our faith, we experience a compounding effect as well. That is the power that Jesus brings to our life through the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
The string represents the Word of God and the Holy Spirit intertwined in our life. We learn to live out the instruction from the Bible as it is given to us by the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
The gold wheel represents the streets of heaven lined with gold. John 14: 2-3 “My Father’s house has many rooms, if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”