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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.

Dear Olympian...

Tokyo 2020

A letter to all Olympians as they prepare to experience the rollercoaster of the Olympic Games.

Tokyo 2020

Blogs and podcasts for those involved in the Olympics and Paralympics or those looking for insight into the world of top level sport.

The Podcast

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

Essentials

Key resources, answering the big questions 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

Am I really able to do all things through the one who strengthens me?

Is the Bible the place to find motivation for sporting pursuit and thus sporting greatness? Am I really able to do “ALL THINGS” with the strength of God as my enabler?

It's not always easy to be a woman in sport

It’s not always easy to be a woman in sport. But do you know what? It’s worth it.

Strava: friend or foe?

Last year Lancs took his first steps to discovering the virtual pulls and mysterious pushes of Strava. Nearly 12 months on, what’s the verdict? Strava - friend or foe?

Preparation is everything

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?

Cricket is back!

Covid 19

As recreational cricket returns, Rob reflects on why he loves to play cricket and be part of a team, as the only Christian in his club.

Life as a mother of a sport-mad family

Sally and her husband Peter have four children, all of whom have competed and trained within elite sporting pathways. What are some of her top tips for those supporting a sporty family?

Five resolutions for a Christian sportsperson

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

She's born to play

With the Women's World Cup, the Netball World Cup and loads more women's sporting events on this summer, there's a huge buzz around women's sport. In all this excitement, is this a bandwagon Christians should be jumping on? Well, it could be argued that the Bible gives us the best foundation for celebrating and encouraging women in sport.

How sport and faith fit together

What is the relationship between my sport and God?

Because of what Jesus has done, we can understand our sport differently.

The Sunday sport conundrum

How can I balance church and sport?

For players, parents and pastors, the issue of whether you should play sport on a Sunday is a difficult one.

"Oi ref!"

How should I treat officials and referees?

We are on the pitch as a player and yet again the decision goes against our team. We start to get caught up in the general chorus of complaint. What do we do as Christians?

Responding to disappointment in a godly way

How can I deal with disappointment well?

Disappointment and sport so often go hand in hand. Poor performances, defeats, injuries, getting dropped, a failure to improve - every sportsperson has experienced one or all of these multiple times. But how are you to respond to such disappointment?

Being fiercely competitive and fiercely humble

How do I deal with pride as a sportsperson?

The player who celebrates too early, or the team that holds a celebratory promotional shoot before then losing the final are subject to derision. All of us are quick to revel in the misplaced pride so often seen in sport.

Living at peace in the midst of battle

How do I act wisely amongst opponents?

All match he’d been nipping at your heels, deliberately stepping on your feet, pushing you, elbowing you. The referee doesn’t seem too bothered. But these constant niggling fouls have been getting to you. And this incident is the final straw.

Living distinctly in a body obsessed world

In our culture, our looks and our bodies and our diets seriously matter. How do we live distinctly as Christians in this world?

What does the Bible say about ambition?

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How can I make the most of my sporting talent as a Christian? Can I strive to get to the top, while still following Jesus? `

What does the Bible say about coping with pressure?

How can I handle pressure in a godly way?

Why does pressure have such an effect on us, how can we cope with it and does the Bible give us any pointers?

What does the Bible say about injury?

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There are few harder things to deal with in sport than injury. So how can we approach this perennial enemy as Christians in sport? What does the Bible say about injury?

What does the Bible say about fairness?

What does the Bible say about...

Sport has a love-hate relationship with justice and fairness. On one hand it cannot function without it, but so much debate circles around the many unfair decisions and outcomes. So what does the Bible say about fairness?

What does the Bible say about winning?

Colossians 3

The legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is”. This might be overstated but have you ever had the nagging feeling that wanting to win is inherently ‘un-Christian’.

What does the Bible say about losing?

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Should Christians be those who recite the old amateur mantra ‘It is not about the winning, but the taking part’? Does ‘turning the other cheek’ mean that we shouldn’t even want to win in the first place?

What does the Bible say about doping?

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Turn to the back pages at the moment and it is difficult to get away from doping scandals. How as Christians should we think about these issues?

What does the Bible say about sport?

What does the Bible say about...

The Bible says lots of things...but what, if anything, does it say about sport?