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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.

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?

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.

Suzanne Ferreira: Coach to paralympians

Tokyo 2020

Suzanne Ferreira was won over 70 medals through the athletes she coaches at the Paralympic Games, World Championships and more. In this podcast she speaks to us about her coaching philosophy and how her faith impacts how she trains elite athletes.

How can I deal with disappointment in my sport?

The Podcast

It's a problem we all face if we're involved in sport - the inevitable failures and injury that come with the competition. How can we deal with them as Christians? What comfort does God offer in these times of extreme disappointment?

Football, leadership and race in 2021

The Podcast

England U21s coach Michael Johnson joins us to speak a few days after Euro 2020 about diversity, leadership and how his faith impacts his coaching and roles in senior leadership within football.

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?

The Mask | More than Sport

More Than Sport delves into the big issues of life, sport and faith. Episode 1 looks at Mental Health.

Mental Health Awareness Week | Sky Sports

As Mental Health Awareness Week comes to an end Danno reflects on Sky Sports on two great Christian men in the world of football, Cyrille Regis and Lord Brian Mawhinney, former chairman of the EFL.

Having good mental fitness

Covid 19

How is the gospel good news for those in sport suffering with mental health concerns?

Sport, mental health and the Christian faith | Sky Sports

Danno speaks to Sky Sports News about sport, mental health and the Christian faith

Pray

Resources to help you pray for the world of sport

Covid 19

Blogs, podcasts and videos unpacking the issues for sportspeople living during the pandemic.

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?

Should a Christian be competitive?

What does the Bible say about winning?

Can I be competitive and a Christian? Is competition wrong? What about wanting to win? Do you lose your competitive edge as a Christian? We’ve been asked all these questions and more so Graham Daniels is in to help us get under the skin of some of them.

Five resolutions for a Christian sportsperson

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

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?

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

Paul Brush

The Boot Room

Danno sits down with former West Ham footballer Paul Brush to chat about his career and faith in the midst of adversity

How do I share my faith with my friends?

24 questions

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

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?

How should I treat officials and referees?

Competing

In the heat of competition, we can react negatively both in what we say and in how we act towards an official who has penalised us or - in our eyes - acted unjustly. How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?

Essentials

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

1 Peter 5

How can I handle pressure in a godly way?

How do we handle pressure as a Christian?

24 questions

The main questions Christian sportspeople have about their sport and their faith.

What does the Bible say about...

A series of blogs looking at a number of the top issues sportspeople face.

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?

The Solheim Cup captain

The Leadership Files

Danno catches up with former US Open champion and victorious Solheim Cup captain Alison Nicholas. From the outset, Alison shares how Christian faith has shaped her leadership at the pinnacle of her sport

The Rugby Coach

The Leadership Files

Danno catches up again with former rugby wildman turned youth coach Chris Jones. The podcast sees Chris share how he learned to coach in the hard but fair style that has brought his Rhondda Valley teams great success

The Leadership Files

This podcast series, interviewing top level coaches and captains from the world of elite sport, looks at what it means to be a leader and a Christian at the top end of sport

Darren Moore

Danno meets...

Danno meets former West Brom, Derby and Portsmouth defender Darren Moore

Jane Powell

Danno meets...

Having played badminton, hockey and cricket for England, Jane Powell is now helping her country's lacrosse teams rise up the rankings. Hear Jane tell of her walk with Jesus through 40 years of top-level sport

What does the Bible say about sport?

Films to show at an event

To see how someone can move from being a Christian who plays sport to being a Christian in sport, let’s see what the Bible says about sport.

The Podcast

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