When seeking a new career opportunity, joining a Christ-centered non-profit organization focused on supporting individuals in the sport industry was not top of mind. However, I have truly been grateful and blessed by my experience at Uncommon Sports Group (USG). Right away, I noticed how genuine and welcoming everyone in the organization was. Most importantly, within my first 90 days, I observed what it meant to have humility.
Embodying Humility - Inspired by Philippians 2:3-4
As I started working at USG and getting accustomed to the culture, the Apostle Paul’s letter in Philippians 2:3-4 resonated with me:
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." (NIV)
A Remarkable Act of Selflessness - Going Above and Beyond
Within a few weeks of joining, Zac Colburn, Director of Operations at USG, successfully pulled together the entire staff team to secretly provide assistance in covering the expenses for a staff member’s vehicle repair. This particular staff member had been saving money to further his education. Thanks to Colburn’s selfless act and initiative, the entire cost of the vehicle repair was taken care of. The whole staff demonstrated their humility by putting the needs of others above their own.
Living Out USG’s Core Values - Serving with Consideration
USG’s warehouse features a powerful statement: “We serve in the little things, are considerate of how our attitude and actions impact those around us, and put others above ourselves.” I’ve seen each team member exemplify these values by seeking to understand one another’s unique personalities and gifts. Their thoughtful actions and attitudes truly made a difference in how they work with one another.
My first 90 days at USG have been a blessing and a sincere lesson in humility. From the moment I joined, I was embraced by the team and witnessed the needs of others being put above their own.
I’m excited to see what God will do in the organization; and how I can contribute my digital marketing and graphic design skills to support the organization’s mission, inspired by a team that truly shows humility, teamwork, and a passion for serving others.
If you’re unfamiliar with Uncommon Sports Group, their programs, or their ministry, get connected through the form on our home page or check out our Uncommon Podcast, hosted by staff member Noah Weiss.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.