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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.

No More | More than Sport

Episode 2 looks at racism in sport. Including the powerful story of Troy Townsend, Head of Development at Kick it Out - a man courageously committed to fighting racism.

Going to uni

Joe and Rhi join us to tell us all about their experiences of starting university as a Christian who loves sport.

The Podcast

A fortnightly podcast helping sportspeople connect their sport and their faith.

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

Say

Resources to help you speak of Jesus

Stay

Resources to help you stay in the lives of your sports mates

Pray

Resources to help you pray for the world of sport

The Isolation Special

Stay

Join us as we hear from three sportspeople about how they're doing in isolation as Christians in the world of sport.

How do I keep speaking of Jesus to my sports mates during the Coronavirus?

Say

We chat with Dave and Owen about some ideas for continuing to reach the world of sport for Christ at this time

Faith on the sidelines

Our latest podcast looks at the relationships involved in being a parent of a sporty child - coaches, other parents and the rest of the family - and what it looks like to speak of Jesus on the sidelines.

How the Bible went viral in a rugby club

The Podcast

Dave and Mike speak about the amazing story of what God did in one rugby club through a series of Bible studies which went viral in the team.

Five resolutions for a Christian sportsperson

As a New Year rolls around again, we go back to the 18th century for some inspiration.

How to prepare well (this advent)

Preparation and waiting. The majority of sport is spent in these two states. This time of advent for the Christian sportsperson is no different. So what does it look like to prepare well this Christmas time?

Why don’t we put famous sportspeople in the public eye?

The Podcast

We have our first #askCIS podcast. You asked “Why don’t Christians in Sport put famous sportspeople in the public eye?” and here’s your answer. Jonny Reid interviews Graham Daniels, the General Director of Christians in Sport about the principles behind our decision and how that plays out in practice.

Reaching the world of sport for Christ

The Podcast

Graham Daniels and Jonny Reid look at why Christians in Sport exists - to reach the world of sport for Jesus, and what encouragement Jesus gives as we go and do it!

Peter Browne

The Podcast

Danno interviews former professional rugby union player Peter Browne about his career and his faith.

Running the race of evangelism

Distance runner Gill Bland reflects on her experience of individual sport and faith, and how she has grown in courage evangelising to fellow runners.

Folau, Vunipola and the intolerance of the culture of tolerance

If you follow rugby at all then it couldn’t have escaped your attention that there’s been a furore around Israel Folau’s provocative Instagram post and then Billy Vunipola’s subsequent ‘like’ of the post and expression of support for it.

How do I share my faith with my friends?

24 questions

What does it look like to fully integrate our faith and sport as we seek to encourage sportspeople to believe in Jesus?

The ultimate motivation

Why is it essential for me to share my faith?

We must tell our team mates and friends the truth about eternity.

Knowing your role

What is my role in pointing sportspeople to Jesus?

The Bible is clear what our role is when it comes to pointing sportspeople to Jesus, regardless of whether we know it (or not), we’re good at it (or not) or like it (or not). Once we get it, there’s no place to hide.

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

Speaking

It’s good to look for every opportunity to speak of Jesus with our sports friends, and inviting them to events where a speaker will proclaim the gospel message can provide you with a good starting point to begin conversations.

No better news

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

If you are a Christian, you’ll know that nothing is more important than our sports friends hearing the amazing news of the gospel and responding to it - eternity is at stake. But how can you go about doing this?

Two ways to live

How do I explain the gospel?

We may think it's obvious for team mates to work out that we're Christians just by observing our behaviour. But how can they know unless we or someone else tells them that we follow Jesus and why we do so?

How do I explain the gospel?

Speaking

One of the reasons we don’t share the gospel may be because we don’t really know it! Here's a helpful framework to help you explain it to a sports mate.

Your story, my story, His story

How do I initiate a conversation about Jesus?

You’ve been praying for months, you’ve talked about everything in life other than this, but as you walk along to training you just can’t find the right way to start a conversation about Jesus.

How do I initiate a conversation about Jesus?

Speaking

Most of us find it easy to initiate a conversation about sport, but the prospect of speaking to a sports friend about Jesus can be daunting.

Making the most of the off-season

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

At the end of a long season, it's only natural to want to rest our legs and enjoy a bit of a break - after all, our bodies need to recuperate. However, the temptation is also there to take a break from sharing our faith with our sports friends.

Helping someone take their first steps

How can I help my friend become a Christian?

When a sports friend who says that they want to become a Christian, it's like that wonderful moment of a baby's first steps. There is something quite remarkable, breathtaking, and yet serious as we help a sportsperson take the first steps in becoming a Christian.

The best way to point sportspeople to Jesus

Why should I read the Bible with a sports friend?

Ever find it hard to explain the Christian faith to your sports friends? Ever find it hard to help them see the brilliance of the gospel message? Ever wish you could get someone better to explain it to them?

A huge harvest field

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

The challenge is simple, will you do it? Will you get to work and seek to make Jesus known in your sporting context?

Answering tough questions

How do I answer the tough questions sportspeople ask?

Some types of questions can be asked of us and can make us feel uncomfortable or are hard to answer at times. With God’s help these questions need not, and should not, be avoided.

Share but never there, or there but never share

How do I develop lasting friendships with sportspeople?

Sport can be a great place for developing friendships. You spend so much time together on and off the pitch, you experience the highs and the lows of a season together, and have a lot in common. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to foster these relationships.

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

Stay

With the season coming to an end, it’s time to rest and reflect on what has been. Yet a danger comes when we do the same with our faith and our willingness to share Jesus with our sports friends. How do we best approach the off-season as Christians?

How can I help my friend become a Christian?

Speaking

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.

How do we make disciples for Christ in the world of sport?

Essentials

The world of sport is vast, but the majority do not believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. How do we go and speak to them?

Why should I read the Bible with a sports friend?

Speaking

God’s Word is powerful, and it will do His work in the lives of sportspeople. Our best thoughts, ideas or opinions, though useful, are still those of ourselves, of humans. They cannot compare to the Word of God in either power or influence.

The power of a story

How do I share my story with a sports person?

When we have seen or experienced something exciting it’s natural to want to share it with others. Why, then, are we sometimes so hesitant to tell others the story of the greatest thing that has ever happened to us?

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

Essentials

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?

How do I answer the tough questions sportspeople ask?

Speaking

When sportspeople ask questions, we want to try and do more than simply answer them and move on. Often there is something behind their initial question, motivating it or hiding a deeper heart issue. How can we answer them well?

How do I develop lasting friendships with sportspeople?

Speaking

Our friends need to trust us if we are to expect them to explore questions of faith with us. In order to build this trust, alongside spending time with people, we need to be authentic in how we live our lives.

How do I share my story with a sports person?

Speaking

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

Why is it essential for me to share my faith?

Essentials

For many of us, we struggle to stand out consistently for Jesus Christ in our sports club. Sometimes we lose sight of the spiritual/eternal implications of knowing Jesus. Why should we share the Good News about Him?

What is my role in pointing sportspeople to Jesus?

Speaking

What is our role and what is God's role in helping sportspeople come to know Jesus? Understanding your role is crucial as you look to speak and live for Jesus in your sport.

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.

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.

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?

Speaking

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

Essentials

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

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.

24 questions

The main questions Christian sportspeople have about their sport and their faith.

The Podcast

A fortnightly podcast helping sportspeople connect their sport and their faith.

Pray Play Say

Pray

A video unpacking the phrase 'Pray Play Say' as taught through Colossians 4:2-6.