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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.
Whilst all competitive sport outside some elite contexts has been put on hold again, the new government restrictions allow us to exercise with one other person. How can you make the most of this opportunity?
A fortnightly podcast helping sportspeople connect their sport and their faith.
Key resources, answering the big questions for Christians who play or coach in competitive and elite sport.
Resources to help players and coaches grow in Christ as they compete
Resources to help you explain why Jesus is good news for players and coaches
When sportspeople ask questions, we want to try and do more than just simply answer them and move on. Often there is something behind their initial question, motivating it, often hiding a deeper heart issue.
In order to be good witnesses to our sports friends, we need to invest time in them.
What stops you from praying for your sports friends?
What is it that motivates you to stand out as a Christian competing in the world of sport?
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?
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.
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.
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?
If we are to tell people about the gospel, we need to know what the gospel is and how to explain it clearly.
Your story, my story, His story.
How does what I read in the Bible fit together with how I play my sport?
We love to share good news. So why do we sometimes find it hard to share the Good News of the gospel?
How do we actually go about sharing our faith with our sports mates?
Why should we even think about sharing our faith with our sports friends?
How should I view my sporting talents and achievements as a Christian?
How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?
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.
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.
How do we best approach the off-season as Christians?
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?
How do we handle pressure as a Christian?
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.
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?
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?