Resources

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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.

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

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.

Why you should stay involved in sport

Rugby coach Lois Newcombe shares why she loves to coach and the amazing opportunities it brings to share the gospel

4 tips as you join a new club

How can we, as Christians in sport, make the most of the new opportunity joining a club provides? Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28 to make disciples remains the same, but the place we are doing that, our club, has changed.

Champion Quizzers of the Year

In the build up to The Open, the handful of Christian members at Royal Portrush Golf Club jumped at the opportunity for an evangelistic event and so committed to hosting a sports quiz.

The Sports Mission Pack

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

Romans 1

How do I answer the tough questions sportspeople ask?

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.

Folau, Vunipola and the intolerance of the culture of tolerance

If you follow rugby at all then it couldn’t have escaped your attention that there’s been a furore around Israel Folau’s provocative Instagram post and then Billy Vunipola’s subsequent ‘like’ of the post and expression of support for it.

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?

The ultimate motivation

Why is it essential for me to share my faith?

We must tell our team mates and friends the truth about eternity.

Knowing your role

What is my role in pointing sportspeople to Jesus?

The Bible is clear what our role is when it comes to pointing sportspeople to Jesus, regardless of whether we know it (or not), we’re good at it (or not) or like it (or not). Once we get it, there’s no place to hide.

How do I bring a sportsperson to hear the gospel proclaimed?

Speaking

It’s good to look for every opportunity to speak of Jesus with our sports friends, and inviting them to events where a speaker will proclaim the gospel message can provide you with a good starting point to begin conversations.

No better news

How do I bring a sportsperson to hear the gospel proclaimed?

If you are a Christian, you’ll know that nothing is more important than our sports friends hearing the amazing news of the gospel and responding to it - eternity is at stake. But how can you go about doing this?

Two ways to live

How do I explain the gospel?

We may think it's obvious for team mates to work out that we're Christians just by observing our behaviour. But how can they know unless we or someone else tells them that we follow Jesus and why we do so?

How do I explain the gospel?

Speaking

One of the reasons we don’t share the gospel may be because we don’t really know it! Here's a helpful framework to help you explain it to a sports mate.

Your story, my story, His story

How do I initiate a conversation about Jesus?

You’ve been praying for months, you’ve talked about everything in life other than this, but as you walk along to training you just can’t find the right way to start a conversation about Jesus.

How do I initiate a conversation about Jesus?

Speaking

Most of us find it easy to initiate a conversation about sport, but the prospect of speaking to a sports friend about Jesus can be daunting.

Making the most of the off-season

How do I point people to Jesus in the off-season?

At the end of a long season, it's only natural to want to rest our legs and enjoy a bit of a break - after all, our bodies need to recuperate. However, the temptation is also there to take a break from sharing our faith with our sports friends.

Helping someone take their first steps

How can I help my friend become a Christian?

When a sports friend who says that they want to become a Christian, it's like that wonderful moment of a baby's first steps. There is something quite remarkable, breathtaking, and yet serious as we help a sportsperson take the first steps in becoming a Christian.

The best way to point sportspeople to Jesus

Why should I read the Bible with a sports friend?

Ever find it hard to explain the Christian faith to your sports friends? Ever find it hard to help them see the brilliance of the gospel message? Ever wish you could get someone better to explain it to them?

A huge harvest field

What is our motivation for making disciples in the world of sport?

The challenge is simple, will you do it? Will you get to work and seek to make Jesus known in your sporting context?

Answering tough questions

How do I answer the tough questions sportspeople ask?

Some types of questions can be asked of us and can make us feel uncomfortable or are hard to answer at times. With God’s help these questions need not, and should not, be avoided.

Share but never there, or there but never share

How do I develop lasting friendships with sportspeople?

Sport can be a great place for developing friendships. You spend so much time together on and off the pitch, you experience the highs and the lows of a season together, and have a lot in common. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to foster these relationships.

Famous last words

How do we make disciples for Christ in the world of sport?

The world of sport is vast. How are we meant to go and reach the millions of people in it with the Gospel?

How do I point people to Jesus in the off-season?

Speaking

With the season coming to an end, it’s time to rest and reflect on what has been. Yet a danger comes when we do the same with our faith and our willingness to share Jesus with our sports friends. How do we best approach the off-season as Christians?

How can I help my friend become a Christian?

Speaking

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.

How do we make disciples for Christ in the world of sport?

Essentials

The world of sport is vast, but the majority do not believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. How do we go and speak to them?

Why should I read the Bible with a sports friend?

Speaking

God’s Word is powerful, and it will do His work in the lives of sportspeople. Our best thoughts, ideas or opinions, though useful, are still those of ourselves, of humans. They cannot compare to the Word of God in either power or influence.

The power of a story

How do I share my story with a sports person?

When we have seen or experienced something exciting it’s natural to want to share it with others. Why, then, are we sometimes so hesitant to tell others the story of the greatest thing that has ever happened to us?

What is our motivation for making disciples in the world of sport?

Essentials

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?

How do I answer the tough questions sportspeople ask?

Speaking

When sportspeople ask questions, we want to try and do more than simply answer them and move on. Often there is something behind their initial question, motivating it or hiding a deeper heart issue. How can we answer them well?

How do I develop lasting friendships with sportspeople?

Speaking

Our friends need to trust us if we are to expect them to explore questions of faith with us. In order to build this trust, alongside spending time with people, we need to be authentic in how we live our lives.

How do I share my story with a sports person?

Speaking

We love to share good news. So why do we sometimes find it hard to share the Good News of the gospel?

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.

Why is it essential for me to share my faith?

Essentials

For many of us, we struggle to stand out consistently for Jesus Christ in our sports club. Sometimes we lose sight of the spiritual/eternal implications of knowing Jesus. Why should we share the Good News about Him?

What is my role in pointing sportspeople to Jesus?

Speaking

What is our role and what is God's role in helping sportspeople come to know Jesus? Understanding your role is crucial as you look to speak and live for Jesus in your sport.

2 Corinthians 4

What is my role in pointing sportspeople to Jesus?

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.

Romans 10

How do I bring a sportsperson to hear the gospel proclaimed?

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.

The Six Windows

How do I explain the gospel?

If we are to tell people about the gospel, we need to know what the gospel is and how to explain it clearly.

1 Corinthians 2

How do I initiate a conversation about Jesus?

Your story, my story, His story.

1 Samuel 1 & Acts 26

How do I share my story with a sports person?

We love to share good news. So why do we sometimes find it hard to share the Good News of the gospel?

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?

Colossians 4

How do I share my faith with my friends?

How do we actually go about sharing our faith with our sports mates?

Matthew 28

University Group Bible Studies

Why should we even think about sharing our faith with our sports friends?

Speaking

Resources to help you explain why Jesus is good news for players and coaches

Essentials

Key resources for Christians who play or coach in competitive and elite sport

John 3 & 14

How can I help my friend become a Christian?

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.

2 Timothy 3

Why should I read the Bible with a sports friend?

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.

2 Timothy 4

How do I point people to Jesus in the off-season?

How do we best approach the off-season as Christians?

Matthew 9

What is our motivation for making disciples in the world of sport?

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?

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.

The dilemma we can't ignore

Sunday Sport

Parents and pastors alike find themselves torn between prioritising children’s spiritual growth and encouraging them in the sport they are evidently passionate about. It is a very real dilemma

5 top tips as you move from University to the world of work

Graduating from university and heading into the world of work can prove one of the biggest challenges life throws up. Here are five top tips to help you as you make that transition.

Making the most of your last month at University

The summer term of university is a funny time. For many sports the season is over so Wednesdays are no longer taken up with travelling to BUCS fixtures. Then once exams are over everything can become a bit of a blur. But what about reaching the world of sport for Christ? How does that fit into the last month of university life?

Pray Play Say

A video unpacking the phrase 'Pray Play Say' as taught through Colossians 4:2-6.