Saturday, January 29, 2022

Breaking News

This just in from the Coach’s office: InBounds Ministries has agreed to a partnership for 2022 Season with the Marshall Baptist Association in the utilization of the Marshall Baptist Retreat Center, located on beautiful Lake Guntersville (AL). Coach Burden (InBounds Ministries) will continue to direct InBounds while also serving as the Interim Retreat Center Director of Development. (This is simply an extension of the local part of our mission…)


The agreement includes the opportunity for InBounds to utilize the facility as its “home court” for the 2022 season, and for the Burdens to live on site; Coach Burden will in turn handle the booking load of the camp while helping implement new vision for the churches of the MBA to reach the community. (InBounds will continue its national and international outreach, while focusing local efforts at the retreat.)


Citing a kindred desire to [“fulfill the Great Commission of evangelism and discipleship; according to the Great Commandment to love God and love others; via the Great Game Plan to reach our local, national, and international communities”], Coach Burden and Mike Foreman (Marshall Baptist, Association Missions Strategist) have looked at ways to steward the amazing facility the association has been blessed with in reaching our “Jerusalem” (Acts 1:8)


“I have been praying and felt the Lord leading heavily that we needed to establish a better local presence with InBounds here in Alabama. InBounds exists to support local churches! This gives me a great opportunity to do this for the MBA. Along with that I have been looking for ways to more firmly establish our Red Shirt Year (apprenticeship GAP program.) This provides a great platform for that as well!” (Coach Burden)


Prayer needs:

·         Wisdom in planning for local outreach (already have some GREAT things on the agenda and have made many new acquaintances)

·         My (Coach B’s) upcoming travel schedule as I am speaking/support-raising at churches in IL(2), VA, and FL over the next couple months, while also serving with our local church

·         Maintenance needs on the ministry van; wisdom on transportation needs

·         (SELFISH REQUEST) Would love to have a golf cart or UTV to utilize on the grounds at the retreat we are serving

·         Plans for another trip to the Dominican Republic

·         Plans for summer leadership camps and fall tour

·         Development of our Red Shirt Year (GAP program) [Be watching for information coming soon!]

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

InBounds Illustrated << 2021-2022 >> (Video Newsletter)

 Please check out our latest news... and consider how you can help...

If you feel led to help us out...

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Dropping Dimes Tuesday - November 30, 2021

Please Pray About How You Could Help... 

and pray for our 2022 Game Plan!


Wednesday, October 6, 2021


 Hello Team, hope this email finds you doing well as we prepare for cooler temps... holidays... baseball playoffs... football games... and yes the start of hoops season...

InBounds is primed for a busy fall/winter... including a trip I am taking at the beginning of this next week to coach at the Free Grace Alliance International Conference in the Houston area on using sports in our evangelistic/discipleship mission...

Yet to be fully transparent, with the aftermath of dealing with a pandemic and other issues for the ministry, we are in GREAT need of your help to finish out this year and start strong in 2022... (Financially speaking we are "way behind on the scoreboard")

Typically we, and other ministries, will start reminding folks of what we do as the year winds down in hopes of end-of-year gifts... this year, due to our current status, I am not waiting until the "2 minute warning" but instead trying to "go hard through the whole 4th quarter"...

The end of 2021 will mark 15 years of our support-based mission raising funds...
The end of 2021 will mark 20 years of weekly devotions found at (that is over 1000 consecutive)
The end of 2021 will mark 25 years of using a sports platform for our ministry endeavors in local, national, and international missions...

What I hope and pray is that 2021 doesn't mark the end of these endeavors... we need your help! - would you consider a sacrificial 1-time or recurring gift to the ministry?

5K Fall Ministry Marathon