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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

Cricket is back!

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.

The Good Sporting Life | Stephen Liggins

We sat down with Stephen Liggins, author of a new book 'The Good Sporting Life' about why he wrote the book and some of the major themes he pulls out.

Having good mental fitness

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and so in this episode we ask: Why is the gospel good news for those in sport suffering with mental health concerns?

Sport, mental health and the Christian faith | Sky Sports

Danno speaks to Sky Sports News about sport, mental health and the Christian faith

Pray

Resources to help you pray for the world of sport

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?

How do I deal with pride?

How do I deal with pride as a sportsperson?

Former rugby professional Peter Browne and badminton player Lisa Elliott join us to discuss pride as a sportsperson.

Should a Christian be competitive?

What does the Bible say about winning?

Can I be competitive and a Christian? Is competition wrong? What about wanting to win? Do you lose your competitive edge as a Christian? We’ve been asked all these questions and more so Graham Daniels is in to help us get under the skin of some of them.

Five resolutions for a Christian sportsperson

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

The joy of being a sporty Christian family

The Podcast

If you want an expert in dealing with the ups and downs of having children on elite performance pathways, here's your woman. Graham Daniels sits down with mother of four Sally.

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?

A parent's wrestle with Sunday sport

Sunday Sport

We sit down with Gaynor this week, a parent of top-level teenagers to chat about the wrestle she's had with her family on the issue of sport and church.

What does the Bible say about sport? -

What is the relationship between my sport and God?

Graham Daniels and Jonny Reid look at a very simple question - What does the bible actually have to say about sport?

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 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?

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.

How can I be competitive in a godly way?

Competing

Some of us change so much when we compete that we worry that we shouldn’t compete at all. How can we compete in a godly way in our sport?

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.

How can I handle pressure in a godly way?

Competing

The pressure to perform in sport will have been felt by all of us at some point or other. Whether it is the pressure of a coach, a parent, the crowd. How do we handle pressure as Christians?

How should I treat officials and referees?

Competing

In the heat of competition, we can react negatively both in what we say and in how we act towards an official who has penalised us or - in our eyes - acted unjustly. How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?

How can I deal with disappointment well?

Competing

There will always be disappointment in sport. But how we navigate these as Christians in competitive sport is an important witness to our faith in Christ.

How do I deal with pride as a sportsperson?

Competing

In sport, coaches, parents and other teammates can encourage us to be proud. Sometimes this is for encouragement but at other times it is done deliberately to inflate our ego. But how should I view my sporting talents and achievements as a Christian?

How do I act wisely amongst opponents?

Competing

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?

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?

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?

What is the relationship between my sport and God?

Essentials

How is playing my sport different as a Christian?

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

24 questions

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

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...

A series of blogs looking at a number of the top issues sportspeople face.

What does the Bible say about ambition?

What does the Bible say about...

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?

What does the Bible say about...

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?

What does the Bible say about...

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?

What does the Bible say about...

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?

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.

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?

The Podcast

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