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How will you use the Sports Mission Pack?

Date posted: 05/04/17

Sports Mission Pack

 

Pictured above: Thriving Life Church in Newtownwards, Northern Ireland got creative when they held a Sports Quiz

Did you know that more than 10 million people play sport each week in the UK across 150,000 clubs? It is a striking statistic and we are passionate about helping the church reach these sportspeople with the gospel. 

This is exactly what the new Sports Mission Pack is designed to do. Available at sportsmissionpack.co.uk, it includes our latest multimedia sports quiz, plans for school assemblies and lessons, guides on how to run sports tournaments, a new evangelistic film and much more.

Interest continues in the free pack, which follows on from the 2016 version, and there are stories aplenty of how it is being used.

Pat Cooke-Rogers is clear how the pack has helped her.

“In my work as a triathlon and ultra distance race chaplain, I have used the Sports Mission Pack as well as other videos from Christians in Sport many times.

“At middle and long distance triathlons, I run a prayer meeting the day before the race. Attendees include athletes, supporters, volunteers and local people. They might be from any faith or no faith, familiar with a church setting or from outside the church.

“I find the video clips perfect for that kind of gathering - relevant, direct, up-to-date in format and offering encouragement.”

Danbury Mission Church, near Chelmsford, showed England versus France in the Six Nations before hosting the Sports Quiz for 60 people.

Organiser Robert Goodwin said: “The evening went very well. About a third were non-Christians, and mostly had not been to a church event before. Two or three came to the open house service the following day.

“A good proportion who came were young people – much more than normal quizzes. We had a great tie-breaker question between three teams for last place. As we had wooden spoons for last place, we decided that the worst answer won!

“Having food at the interval went well. We had it after the talk, allowing space for discussion.”

Reach sportspeople in your community by downloading the FREE Sports Mission Pack now at sportsmissionpack.co.uk

 


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