blog | 13.07.20
Graduating from university and heading into the world of work can prove one of the biggest challenges life throws up. You may no longer be in a familiar place and you will probably find yourself with far more pressure on your time. Even more so now as we move into a world in the midst of a pandemic.
The world of adult club sport is vast, yet many stop playing sport after university. How can we as Christians in sport continue to take the gospel to this sports-mad country after graduation, even if sport hasn't started up again?
Here are six top tips to help you as you make that transition:
Look out for a church where the Bible is taught faithfully. This will be somewhere you can be well supported and serve and a place you can bring friends.
Researching ahead and then cracking straight on with visiting churches is really helpful, and the best plan is to settle quickly rather than ‘shopping around’ for too long.
Use your time wisely just now to get a feel of churches through their online services. It won't give you the whole picture but it will give you an idea of the teaching before you head to your new place.
No church is perfect! Get in contact with us as we can always help link with you up with people in churches we have contact with.
Speak of your faith naturally and normally straight away in your new place and club. Starting on the front foot is really helpful in living and speaking for Jesus in a new setting.
Look out for those in your church, and other local Christian sportspeople, who can help encourage you to pray, play, say in all of life, including your sport.
Often relationships do not form as quickly as we’d hope and we lose heart. Be patient in these moments and continue to invest in church and sport. It is through patience, honesty and vulnerability that relationships grow and we must trust in the Lord’s timing.
God will sustain and use us wherever we go. In Matthew 28 v 20, Jesus promises His disciples He will be with them always. This is true too for us, wherever we end up.
We'd love to support you as you move from University to the world of work. Email the team who can help you navigate the changes.
Christians in Sport is a UK based charity that aims to reach the world of sport for Jesus. We mainly work with sportspeople in competitive and elite sport.
Registered Charity England and Wales 1086570.
Registered Charity Scotland SCO45299.
Company number: 4146081
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