Resources

We get sport from the inside.

Our resources are specially designed for Christians active in competitive sport. Find what you need here, put it into practice, and watch God at work.

Eliud Kipchoge and the race of life

Kipchoge's amazing sub two-hour marathon was an amazing feat and one which cannot help but let our minds wander to Hebrews 12 and the call to "run the race."

What does the Bible say about sport?

Films to show at an event

To see how someone can move from being a Christian who plays sport to being a Christian in sport, let’s see what the Bible says about sport.

The Sports Mission Pack

Free resources to reach sportspeople in your local area, with new special World Cup resources for 2019.

Essentials

Key resources for Christians who play or coach in competitive and elite sport

Competing

Resources to help players and coaches grow in Christ as they compete

Speaking

Resources to help you explain why Jesus is good news for players and coaches

1 Timothy 2

How do I pray effectively for my sports friends?

What stops you from praying for your sports friends?

Matthew 25

Why is it essential for me to share my faith?

What is it that motivates you to stand out as a Christian competing in the world of sport?

Colossians 3

How can I be competitive in a godly way?

A key question to ask whenever we reflect on a competitive situation is not ‘did I win or lose?’ but ‘did I glorify God in my attitude and actions?’ This is easier said than done, so how can we do it well?

2 Corinthians 4

What is my role in pointing sportspeople to Jesus?

The commandment to ‘go and make disciples’ is daunting. It is important to grasp the difference between our role and God’s role in pointing people to Jesus and to leave Him with the results.

Romans 10

How do I bring a sportsperson to hear the gospel proclaimed?

Although some of us may have had bad experiences of hearing the gospel explained in a public setting, in Romans 10 we see that God uses people to proclaim His word and He uses His proclaimed word to save people.

Ephesians 5

How can I navigate the sports culture with integrity?

People watch our actions and often determine who or what we are by what they see. What does your behaviour in your sports club say about who you now are in Christ?

The Six Windows

How do I explain the gospel?

If we are to tell people about the gospel, we need to know what the gospel is and how to explain it clearly.

1 Corinthians 2

How do I initiate a conversation about Jesus?

Your story, my story, His story.

Genesis 1-3 & Romans 12

What is the relationship between my sport and God?

How does what I read in the Bible fit together with how I play my sport?

1 Samuel 1 & Acts 26

How do I share my story with a sports person?

We love to share good news. So why do we sometimes find it hard to share the Good News of the gospel?

Colossians 4

How do I share my faith with my friends?

How do we actually go about sharing our faith with our sports mates?

Matthew 28

University Group Bible Studies

Why should we even think about sharing our faith with our sports friends?

Philippians 2

How do I deal with pride as a sportsperson?

How should I view my sporting talents and achievements as a Christian?

1 Peter 2

How should I treat officials and referees?

How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?

John 3 & 14

How can I help my friend become a Christian?

It’s great when a sports friend wants to become a Christian, especially if this is off the back of reading the Bible with them. However, we want to make sure our sports friends are ready to take this commitment and fully understand what they are committing to.

2 Timothy 3

Why should I read the Bible with a sports friend?

God’s Word is powerful, and it will do His work in the lives of sportspeople. It is still today our greatest tool for bringing people to Christ in the world of sport.

2 Timothy 4

How do I point people to Jesus in the off-season?

How do we best approach the off-season as Christians?

Genesis 2, Romans 12 and Hebrew 10

How can I balance church and sport?

We are often caught between Sunday services and sporting events as, more and more, sport in our culture clashes with timings of church. How do we get the balance right?

1 Peter 5

How can I handle pressure in a godly way?

How do we handle pressure as a Christian?

Philippians 1 & 4

How can I deal with disappointment well?

There will always be disappointment in sport. Someone always loses - and that is not taking into account injury, being dropped, not improving, etc. But how we navigate these as Christians in competitive sport is an important witness to our faith in Christ.

Matthew 9

What is our motivation for making disciples in the world of sport?

To make disciples of the vast world of sport is a huge challenge that can feel daunting and overwhelming. What’s our motivation for such a task?

Romans 12

How do I act wisely amongst opponents?

Competition is an important part of sport but how are we to view our opponents? Without opponents, our sport wouldn’t exist. But how do we ‘love’ them as our neighbour rather than hate them as our enemy in opposition?