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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.

The Podcast

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

Essentials

Key resources, answering the big questions for Christians who play or coach in competitive and elite sport.

Sports Mission Pack

Free resources, helping you put on events to reach sportspeople near you.

The dangers of exercise addiction

As sportspeople, our relationship with sport and exercise shapes how we live. Training, competing and socialising with sports friends might well take up the bulk of your time, but have you ever stopped to think about your relationship with exercise itself?

He performed - so you don't have to

Your value, your worth does not lie in what you have done, or what you will do, on and off the sports field. You are loved with the love seen by Jesus dying for you on the cross. Your achievements don’t define who you are. This Easter, remember He performed, so you don’t have to.

The trainee vicar who rowed in The Boat Race

Every September forty trialists line up at Oxford University Boat Club for their shot at ticking off one of rowing’s hottest bucket list items – victory at The Boat Race. This year one of those hopefuls was Chris Rimmer, a Vicar in training at Wycliffe Hall.

Why are sportspeople so superstitious?

Whether it’s putting kit on in a certain order, always getting changed in the same place or having to enter the pitch last - sport is full of quirky routines. So why is it that sport is full of superstition? Can we look at the make-up of the world to find out? Does the Bible have any answers for us?

What Is It Like To Be A Christian At The Winter Olympics?

Two time Olympian Adam Pengilly shares his Winter Olympic story

Should Christian sportspeople boycott events in controversial places?

What is the Christian competitor to do when they are being sent to countries accused of human rights abuses?

Who Are You?

What does it mean to have your identity in Christ? How does this change the way we play sport?

The Gospel Tonic To Cricket’s Racism Woes

Racism in cricket has caused sports headlines to jump from the back pages to the front in recent weeks, as the state of the game comes under intense, and necessary scrutiny. How can we respond rightly?

Jake Peacock | Mixing Muay Thai Boxing with Christian Faith

At 19 years of age Jake threw in the towel. He gave up competing as a fighter, but this wasn’t the only life change that occurred during his late teens. Follow his story of discovering his gift as a young martial artist, becoming North American and European Champion in Muay Thai, and the compatibility of combat sports with faith in Christ.

This match does not define you

It’s the biggest match of your lives. It’s the match you’ve been building up to for years, the nation since 1966. But it’s a match that doesn't define you.

A letter to the mourning

Tokyo 2020

Olympic squads are being finalised. What can you say to someone who has worked 4 years to not get the call up?

Am I really able to do all things through the one who strengthens me?

Is the Bible the place to find motivation for sporting pursuit and thus sporting greatness? Am I really able to do “ALL THINGS” with the strength of God as my enabler?

Good news in a sporting year full of bad news

Covid 19

In a year full of sporting difficulties, how can a Christian say they have joy this Christmas?

Preparation is everything

Christmas

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?

Serving the world of elite sport

Ever wondered what our work with elite athletes consists of? Men’s golf worker Kenny Crawford helps us step into the world of staff supporting and serving those in elite sport with the gospel.

The Times: "Having God in a squad is no longer mocked"

Matt Dickinson writes in The Times about professional football, faith and mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic

Three big questions for God

Stay

With the uncertainty that Covid-19 has brought us sports people it’s inevitable that we’ve asked questions of our life, our faith and of our God.

Coronavirus and the sportsperson

Stay

For athletes for whom sport is their livelihood, how are they to cope in the midst of all the coronavirus confusion and the inability to predict what tomorrow might bring?

Five resolutions for a Christian sportsperson

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

Mark Frost awarded BEM in Queen's New Year's honours list

Former cricketer involved with Christians in Sport awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to cricket.

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?

What does the Bible say about sports psychology?

What does the Bible say about...

Psychology is a big deal in modern sport. From Steve Peters' now famous 'chimp paradox' to the in-house sports psychologists employed by many professional clubs. Now it is almost as common to have a therapist as it is a personal trainer. What are we to make of this from a Christian point of view?

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?