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.

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?

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.

The Sports Mission Pack

Free resources to reach sportspeople in your local area, with new special World Cup resources for 2019.

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

How do I share my faith with my friends?

Essentials

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

How do I pray effectively for my sports friends?

Essentials

Prayer is an essential feature of the Christian life and it is something we quickly turn to in times of trouble or when in need of guidance. So why do we often struggle to pray consistently?

The battleground of prayer

How do I pray effectively for my sports friends?

Being committed to prayer is something many of us find challenging. At the same time, we know that prayer is important. So why do we often struggle to pray consistently?

How can I navigate the sports culture with integrity?

Competing

What does your behaviour in your sports club say about who you now are in Christ?

Remembering who you are

How can I navigate the sports culture with integrity?

How do I be different amidst the culture of drinking, of sex, in the chat of the changing room? How do I get involved with the sports club and yet be distinctive? How can I be fully committed and yet remain faithful to Christ?

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.

1 Thessalonians 2

How do I develop lasting friendships with sportspeople?

In order to be good witnesses to our sports friends, we need to invest time in them.

1 Timothy 2

How do I pray effectively for my sports friends?

What stops you from praying for your sports friends?

Ephesians 5

How can I navigate the sports culture with integrity?

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?

How can I balance church and sport?

Sunday Sport

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?

Pray, Play, Say, Together

How do I share my faith with my friends?

You love your sport and you love Jesus. You know that your sport can be worship as you use your gifts and talents for Him. But have you ever considered how you might share this news with your sports friends?

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

Sunday Sport

A series of blogs looking at this hot issue in today's culture

Wayne Jacobs

The Boot Room

An interview with former Bradford City legend, Wayne Jacobs

The Boot Room

Interviews with former top level footballers about their sport and their faith

Gavin Peacock

The Boot Room

An interview with former Premier League footballer Gavin Peacock

5 ways to deal with sports team initiations?

A while ago, I was sitting with a group of Christian students who were chatting about sports team initiations. The question was posed: what advice would they give to Christian freshers about how to deal with them?

5 top tips for starting well at University

Starting university is a really significant time in life and full of so many changes. At the same time, there are so many opportunities to share the good news of Jesus. To help you do this and live out your faith, here are five top tips we pray you find helpful.

Retiring after a fourth Olympics

The Retirement Question

Danno chats to former rower Debbie Bruwer (née Flood), whose 15-year international career included two Olympic silver medals and three World titles. Like all the former athletes we’ve featured in this series, retirement was far from a smooth process for Debbie

Finding your identity after retirement

The Retirement Question

Danno chats to former rugby wildman turned youth coach Chris Jones and ex-Winter Olympian Adam Pengilly about retirement. Chris talks about trying to fill a void in his life left behind by rugby, while for Adam, it was easy to think that part of his identity had disappeared

Retiring as a major winner

The Retirement Question

Danno chats to former professional golfer Alison Nicholas about her retirement. Although she achieved great success on the course with 18 tournament wins, Alison found the transition to life after golf far harder than she expected

Retiring as a professional footballer

The Retirement Question

In this first episode of a new series, Danno chats to former Premier League footballer Linvoy Primus. Having played more than 400 professional matches over a 17-year career, Linvoy shares some of the challenges he faced in making the transition to life after football and offers advice to elite athletes approaching retirement today

The Retirement Question

For elite athletes, this is singularly the greatest issue. When you stop playing, you have no idea who you are, where you fit into society, what your future holds or how to conduct yourself. It’s a tremendous pressure on elite athletes and that’s why we’re looking at it in this podcast series

What does the Bible say about the drinking culture?

What does the Bible say about...

You want to be part of the team on and off the field, but you know the alcohol might be flowing and getting drunk will be the name of the game. If you’re a follower of Jesus, how should you react?

Church and the top-level sportsperson

Sunday Sport

Why should Christian athletes at the top level get stuck into church? Having met a series of elite sportspeople over the course of the year, we now discuss another key issue that comes out of many of the interviews

Linvoy Primus

Danno meets...

Linvoy Primus played professional football for 16 years including nine years for Portsmouth where he became a cult hero. In a wide ranging conversation with Graham Daniels, he talks about life as a professional footballer

Debbie Flood

Danno meets...

Danno meets Olympic rower Debbie Flood as she narrates her unlikely start in sport and how her faith has fundamentally impacted her life in a career full of highs and lows

Danno meets...

Graham Daniels interviews former top level sportspeople about their faith and sport