THE CULTURE OF LEGACY SPORTS

We desire to bring together churched and unchurched, Christ-followers and non-believers, by using the vehicle of sports.  We want to live the message the world needs to hear, presenting the gospel in a non-threatening, authentic manner and by doing so provide friends and acquaintances, old and new, the opportunity to experience Jesus Christ.

The DIVINE DOZEN is much more about who we are than what we do. It describes many of the character qualities that we aspire to attain as we passionately and consistently seek a growing, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ in our daily lives. We are creating an atmosphere that, when sustained, will become a culture; a culture of acceptance, authenticity, and unity.

1. ORDER ➤ Priority, sequence, authority.

Order determines outcome. God cannot be one feature of our life, He has to be the MAIN feature and RADICALLY #1 in our lives to carry out our destiny.

Once we determine the outcome we desire, the order or process we will follow is also determined. Sequential order builds in fluid motion, and when we live according to God’s PRINCIPLE OF FIRST * we can have full faith in a divine outcome. Even“free spirits” benefit from structure. Structure fosters dependability and reliability, but it does not interfere with God’s plans and the moving of the Spirit, which will always rule order.

THE STRUCTURE FOR ORDER IS:

DISCOVER: your spiritual gifts, motivations, interests, skills
DECIDE: how to advance to the next level
DEVELOP: a culture of acceptance, authenticity, unity
DIRECT: ongoing coaching, nurturing, support — discipleship
DEPLOY: connect with others interested in same ideas

2. TEAMWORK ➤ Individual commitment to a group effort.

Society often works on the 80/20 rule; 80% of the work is done by 20% of the people, which is totally inefficient
and ineffective. God put a seed of greatness inside all of us, along with a plan and destiny for our lives. Individuals who are actively involved inspire and encourage others to join in. When everyone contributes, much is accomplished. A team can achieve excellence when they are relational and understand they need each other. Teamwork requires usto empower people.

NECESSARY ELEMENTS OF TEAMWORK ARE:

CHARACTER: must have integrity; without integrity there is no honor to God in what we gain; when God gives vision, He will give the provision
CHEMISTRY: divine flow between teammates; the same spiritual DNA
CLEAR AGENDA: no issues that corrode values; it’s not about us — it’s all about God
CONFIDENCE: not insecure or jealous of another team member; not intimidated by a challenge
COMMITMENT: in it to win it; priorities in order so as not to be detrimental to the cause

3. IDENTIFIABLE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE ➤ Becoming the leader God wants you to be begins with being a servant; why not lead a “Servolution”!

Jesus came to serve, not be served (MARK 10:45). If we are to serve Jesus, we must follow Him (JOHN 12:26) with enthusiasm(EPHESIANS 6:7-8), using the spiritual gifts He has given us (1 PETER 4:10). If we live and serve with freedom and humility (GALATIANS 5:13) we will be able to lead with passion, vision and drive, and in doing so realize our identity in Christ. Identity is the doorway to our destiny. If you want to live your destiny in Christ, realize your identity in Christ.


* “Principle of First” is a message that can and should be listened to for the comprehensive information. Go to radiuschurch.tv and listen to the message “Principle of First” by Ken Hubbard.

4. INTENTIONALLY DRIVEN to RELEVANT RESULTS ➤ Choice, not chance, determines destiny. Choose excellence.

We live by design, not by default, and expect excellence from well thought-out plans and great execution. There is nothing arrogant about expecting a spectacular return on well-invested time, treasure, and talent. Success results from acting intentionally, from the simplest detail to the grandest theme, and every aspect of a divine culture has an established purpose before it is implemented. The atmosphere is electric with anticipation when we believe, when we know what we do is going to work. Expectation is the breeding ground for miracles. To have the most relevant results, elevate your expectations.

5. GRACE & MERCY ➤ Everyone is in need of grace and mercy; everyone should give grace and show mercy.

If not for the unmerited favor and the grace of God, for His love that covers the sins we confess, what hope would we possibly have? His compassion for us and unwavering commitment to bring us through troubled times is demonstration of His mercy. In the paradigm of living in Christ we should display the same mercy and grace He did. We will make mistakes and at times fail — it is inevitable. But we should not lower our expectations of excellence or settle for less than our very best. When trying to soar, at times we will need grace and mercy — not as license to practice or play with sin, but rather as permission to dare to soar. Develop a culture that says it’s ok to fail, just don’t fail to try.

6. THE METHOD ISN’T SACRED - THE MESSAGE IS ➤ We’ll use whatever method necessary; our greatest responsibility is to present the truth in a package worth unwrapping.

Presenting the message that Christ alone is the hope of salvation and restoration to our relationship with God is and always will be the main purpose of our existence. The message will never be about religion; it will always be about a relationship with God, illustrating His love for us. Religion is fear and performance based, requiring behavior modification and attempting to force change from the outside-in. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is based on love and grace, and activates change from the inside-out. The motivation for our choice of methods is that they be soul winning, contagious, and motivating — compelling the listener to desire a relationship with God. Although the method isn’t sacred, the message must be presented in a package worth unwrapping.

7. FORWARD THINKING ➤ Plan and prepare with purpose and creativity; think "outside of the box"

To be effective at accomplishing our mission we must look ahead. We make the most of our time and energy when we identify and comprehend the heartbeat of our social culture as we endeavor and desire to be relevant in outreach and establish divine culture. It is within our control not to live in a time warp; instead we can join in the revolution of resurgence of God’s vision for His church. God’s church is not built on a foundation of “religion” but instead exists to passionately, authentically, and simply help people know and follow Jesus. At times this requires us to “think outside of the box ” We can’t reach a future generation with a backward mindset.

8. LET THEM BELONG BEFORE THEY BELIEVE ➤ We want to be inclusive, not exclusive; acceptance doesn’t mean agreement.

Love God, love others. That’s easy when you think and believe the same as someone else. But when we encounter those people who’s beliefs fly in the face of our beliefs and/or the Word of God, we still accept them. Demonstrate a passion to be radically inclusive in acceptance. Our canon impels us to open our circle of love and allow everyone to share our atmosphere, search for truth, and feel welcomed like part of the family, even if they come to us with no intention of changing, accepting them can lead to eventual change. We can’t judge someone by where they are, we don’t know where they started! When this principle tests you, let your test become your testimony.

9. PROMPTNESS ➤ The most precious thing you can waste — or steal from others — is time.

It is a matter of integrity to do what you say, when you say you will do it. This applies to anything that has been assigned a start time or deadline. Promptness implies more than just showing up — it is also about being mentally, emotionally, physically prepared in timely fashion for whatever the task or circumstance requires. Promptness makes the statement to all others involved with you/your task(s) that you have respect for their time, while tardiness makes the statement your time is more important than theirs. That is not a statement you want to make. If you belong to God represent Him well; be prompt.

10. SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY ➤ You can’t out-give God.

We have been given life and freedom, the hope for eternity, and forgiveness for everything wrong we’ve ever done or will do – because of the incomprehensible and unmatched love and generosity of God. We don’t deserve it and can never repay it, but we can show generosity to others. Seek opportunities to do something every day for someone who will never be able to repay you. If everyone does what is within their power to do, we can make an eternal difference in the lives of many. Love down, love side to side, and love up. Give generously of your time, talents, and treasures to bless others.

11. KEEP IT LIKE JESUS ➤ What would Jesus do is an axiom, not a cliche`; it is a “rule of behavior”, a precept.

Jesus was not only 100% God, He was 100% man. As a man Jesus was authentic, relevant, accepting, and powerful. This is a straight-forward and powerful formula of how we should live our life as a “Christ-follower”. Christ was tempted in every way, yet did not sin (Hebrews 4:15). If you feel the need to hide it, don’t do it. Declare with conviction we will always endeavor to keep it like Jesus and be authentic, be relevant and demonstrate love. This is a powerful formula for how to live life.

12. INCREASE WITH INTEGRITY ➤ God’s purpose ahead of our purpose.

GIVING: It’s not about us. Everything is God’s anyway, so we might as well be faithful to His purpose. God loves to bless His children with eye-popping blessings as our thoughts and actions align with His Word. Blessings come at the point of sacrifice, whether it be time, talents, or treasures. Without integrity there is no honor to God in what we gain. When God gives vision, He can be trusted for the provision. PEOPLE: Be strongly committed to find and create new methods for outreach opportunities. Promote connections. Support relationships that create moments of meaning have the capability to develop and encourage unity.

RECAP OF THE DIVINE DOZEN

1. ORDER

Priority, sequence, authority.

2. TEAMWORK

Individual commitment to a group effort.

3. IDENTIFIABLE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

Becoming the leader God wants you to be begins with being a servant; why not lead a “Servolution”!

4. INTENTIONALLY DRIVEN to RELEVANT RESULTS

Choice, not chance, determines destiny. Choose excellence.

5. GRACE & MERCY

Everyone is in need of grace and mercy; everyone should give grace and show mercy.

6. THE METHOD ISN’T SACRED – THE MESSAGE IS

We’ll use whatever method necessary; our greatest responsibility is to present the truth in a package worth unwrapping.

7. FORWARD THINKING

Plan and prepare with purpose and creativity; think “outside of the box”

8. LET THEM BELONG BEFORE THEY BELIEVE

We want to be inclusive, not exclusive; acceptance doesn’t mean agreement.

9. PROMPTNESS

The most precious thing you can waste — or steal from others — is time.

10. SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY

You can’t out-give God.

11. KEEP IT LIKE JESUS

What would Jesus do is an axiom, not a cliche`; it is a “rule of behavior”, a precept.

12. INCREASE WITH INTEGRITY

God’s purpose ahead of our purpose.

SPORTS EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Tony Carlson

Executive Director

Tony had a distinguished career as a manager/project leader for CalComp Inc. a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin. He led information system project teams involved in the most critical assignments with difficult timelines. A major initiative was the conversion of CalComp’s international subsidiaries to standard business applications, requiring travel to Canada, and numerous locations in Asia and Europe. Tony was awarded the CalComp Employee of the Year in 1993.

After a successful career in the corporate world, Tony decided to follow his passion for teaching. Returning to school, he quickly earned his teaching credential at University of Redlands and was involved in various teaching positions at elementary through high school. He received several teaching awards for going above and beyond his peers.

Tony is a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1969 – 1972, rising to the rank of sergeant. He served as a distinguished tank gunner, company clerk and training NCO. Following his military service, Tony graduated cum laude with a business administration degree from the University of Illinois.

Tony has served on numerous boards including chairman of trustees at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Anaheim, CA, and on the board of elders at Christ the King Lutheran in Redlands, CA. Tony is currently retired but active volunteering at his church and various VA functions. His involvement with Legacy Sports (and its predecessor) began in 2012, and he currently serves as the secretary/treasurer for both Legacy Sports and Legacy Foundation.

Tony Carlson

Executive Director

Mike Wubben

President

 

Michael W. Wubben is a business owner, investor, and entrepreneur. Mike began working for the family excavating business in the summer of 1991 and has been involved in the industry ever since. He began as a laborer and has worked his way through the ranks and is now a partner in a growing, God-centered excavating business of his own.

Mike graduated from Ridgefield High School with Honors and a 3.8 GPA in 2002 before attending Clark College. Growing up, he played organized soccer, baseball, and basketball and was actively involved in all kinds of recreational sports throughout his youth. Mike played both Soccer and Basketball for Ridgefield High School. A knee injury in his sophomore season requiring surgery ended his days playing soccer, but he continued to play basketball for his junior and senior years.

In 2011 Mike got involved in the Legacy Sports Softball League and got hooked. He has played every year since and become more and more involved. He joined the LEGACY Sports Executive Board in 2012 has served most of the past 8 years as the President or Chairman of the Board and Commissioner of Softball, our flagship sport. He was appointed to the LEGACY Foundation Board of Directors as the Chief Operating Executive in 2019. Since 2011 he has been extremely active in the ministry from a participant side as well, coaching soccer and playing softball, volleyball, bowling, and golf. Mike met his wife, Trish, (who served on the LEGACY Sports Executive Board for over 3 years) while playing LEGACY Sports Co-ed Softball. They have an 8-year-old son, Bryson, who just started practice for his fourth season of baseball and is looking forward to playing his fourth year of football. They also have a one-year-old son, Wyatt, and are expecting baby #3 in the spring. The family lives in Battle Ground, WA.

Mike Wubben

President

Peter Schuelke

Director of Operations

 

Peter was raised in a Christian home and his family has always been active in Church. As young as he was allowed he played in as many sports as he could: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Football and Cross Country. Sports became his primary focus in his life upon entering High School and Peter had become a “Sunday Christian”. During the summer between his Sophomore and Junior years he went on a mission trip with his youth group to Guatemala. God subsequently started replacing Peter’s sporting activities with ministry. He became a leader in his youth group, even running a monthly service, and went on trips to South Africa, Russia and Peru; and by his Senior year he was no longer playing sports.

After graduating High School, Peter went to intern at Teen Mania Ministries, the organization he traveled with. He spent two years with Teen Mania; the second year he toured with Acquire the Fire which was a youth concert run by Teen Mania. After Teen Mania, Peter moved to Southern California to pursue a career in film. There he met his wife and looking for career changes they moved up to Portland. Peter went back to school for Web Development and graduated from the Art Institute. In 2015 Peter moved to Vancouver and started attending SixEight Church (aka 6:8) in Hazel Dell where he is now serving as a Deacon. Having been invited to participate on the Church’s softball team, it has rekindled Peter’s love for sports and he cherishes the ministry opportunities it brings. Peter joined the LEGACY Sports Executive Board in 2018.

Peter Schuelke

Director of Operations

Richard Brumley Knight

Director of Life Enrichment

Richard has been the Youth and Family Minister of the Body of Christ since 2016, after having been in a leadership and training role since 2012. But the ministry wasn’t always his first love.

Richard was a three-sport athlete growing up playing basketball, football, and baseball. While he loved football and basketball, he excelled in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman. Richard’s athletic career was cut short when he suffered a severe knee injury that prevented him from competing in high school sports.

He began attending Body of Christ every week and gradually entered into a leadership and training role. Richard has not yet begun his post-secondary education but bible classes and possibly Christian leadership classes are part of the future plan.

Richard and his wife, Amanda, were married on October 7, 2016. Some of his hobbies and interests include sports – whether that be playing, coaching, or watching – and spending time with his family and church family.

Richard has been an Executive Board Member for LEGACY Sports since 2018. His future goals and priorities include starting a family, continue to minister to the Body of Christ as long as God calls him to do it, and make college a priority.

 

Richard Brumley Knight

Director of Life Enrichment

                                 Travis Webb

Director of Chaplains

Travis grew up in the church and has been a Christian for as long as he has understood what it means to be a Christian. He also grew up playing multiple sports including soccer wrestling football basketball and baseball. Travis competed in wrestling, baseball and football during his high school athletic career. He garnered the recruiting attention of some colleges until dislocating his clavicle and suffering an AC joint shoulder separation in a football game. At that time it was discovered that because of the shoulder injury he also suffered injuries to front neck muscles and mid back muscles that resulted in a chronic condition that prevented him from continuing his athletic career.

After healing from his injuries Travis graduated from Woodland High School and began working for Cornerstone Masonry, Inc., in 2013. He still works for Cornerstone Masonry as a Ground Manager (second in command) as well as for Body of Christ, helping lead youth and church planning. In addition, Travis has been a member of the Executive Board of LEGACY Sports since 2018 and is the Director of Chaplains as of April 2019.

Hobbies and interests for Travis include playing video games, playing just about any sport, and farm work. He also likes to travel with his daughter, Harper, who will be 3 this summer. He especially likes to take her to the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon.

Travis future goals and aspirations are two-fold. For Harper, he aspires to raise her to be a woman who follows God honestly and sincerely and leads a happy life. Inspired by Harper and God, Travis also desires to continue to spread the word of God to as many people as possible throughout life and someday retire from Cornerstone Masonry with the legacy of loving God, loving people, being a good father, and all-around nice guy.

Travis Webb

Director of Chaplains