Mission & Vision

Mission

The Aviators are a summer collegiate woodbat baseball team of the Jayhawk Baseball League of Kansas. Our mission is to glorify God by building well-rounded leaders who demonstrate the values of Integrity, Faith, and Excellence.

Vision

The Aviators will develop a family-like atmosphere that will invite men, no matter where they enter the program, to grow personally, in baseball ability, and in their relationships with each other and God. Growth in these areas will develop their ability to lead in their campuses, careers, churches, and families. Personal belief in God is not required, but a willingness to participate fully in team activities is encouraged.

Team chaplain and staff will strive to develop personal relationships with players to encourage them on personal basis through the summer. Spiritual development will come from opportunities for open discussion of faith and the Bible, mentorship and community within smaller groups, and leadership within the organization. Our chaplain, Jarod Craig has been part of the Haysville community for years and played summer baseball during college for teams in Kansas and other states.

Core Values

Integrity:  Consistent and reliable alignment of belief and actions.

Faith: Belief that God is real and alive, His Word is true, and that a life lived pursuing him is the best life possible. This belief is given by God for our salvation and to move us to action. It cannot be generated or earned by us.

Excellence:  To live for and be motivated by the glory of God. This kind of life will not be defined by perfection, superiority to others, or winning; but always is marked by love and growth in God-like character and actions.

Affirmation of Faith:

We believe in God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We believe that God created the heavens, the earth, and all that dwells within it. He is glorious, great, gracious, and good. We believe that Jesus Christ came to earth fully human, lived a perfect life, died, rose again, and now lives. We believe that all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but that through faith given by God can be saved from God’s wrath and is given true life in Christ that will last for eternity. We believe that the Holy Spirit is also given to those who believe to guide further into God’s gospel and glory, and that by the Spirit’s power the believer will be transformed to bear God’s character and equipped to carry out His mission.

Scripture: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:52