Director's Message: The joy of gospel partnership

Date posted: 27/12/17

Director's Message: The joy of gospel partnership


“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1 v 3-6 (NIV)

Just as Paul thanked God for his gospel partnership with the Philippians, how marvellous it is to celebrate being partners together in this work of growing the gospel amongst sportspeople!

Teamwork is vital in the sporting arena and it’s equally important as we seek to carry out this God-given work together. This might be gathering sportspeople to pray and encourage each other as they seek to carry out the Great Commission in their local towns and cities. It could be serving as Team Leaders, Coaches or Support Staff at Sports Plus camps. It also involves all those who faithfully pray and give financially to this work. By these, and in so many other ways, we see gospel partnership in action.

Back Pages Magazine Winter 2018

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of Back Pages. To read the rest of the magazine, click here.

In this magazine you’ll read of lots more great examples. Our student work continues to inspire university level players to share Christ amongst their teams and with Clubhouse Xtra just around the corner, we’ll give you an insight into how we train our student leaders. At the heart of this issue is the story of how God has grown the work amongst sportspeople in Northern Ireland. We yearn for this kind of growth for the sake of the gospel amongst sportspeople all over the UK, Europe and the world.

We have a great God and terrific partners in this work of reaching the world of sport for Christ. This brings me to our Partner Evenings. Every now and again we invite our faithful partners in this ministry to come together in person to enjoy a catch up with each other and to get a further insight into the gospel growth that God is bringing about. This is a highlight for all of us who share in this God-given partnership. I really look forward to seeing you there!



Graham Daniels, Cambridge United Football Club
Graham is a director of Cambridge United FC and is General Director of Christians in Sport. He is an associate staff member of St Andrew the Great (StAG) Church, Cambridge