Category Archives: Multisport

All Souls London Sport

All Souls Church in Langham Place London has an all year round sports ministry programme called SOLE Sports.

SOLE Sports has many regular sports as well as some annual trips, tournaments and special events. The sports currently on offer are:

Badminton Friday eve Central London badminton@allsouls.org
Basketball Saturday AM Central London basketball@allsouls.org
Climbing Once a month Westway climbing@allsouls.org
Football Monday eve Central London football@allsouls.org
Pilates Monday eve

Tues 12.30

Central London pilates@allsouls.org
Running Thursday eve Pimlico running@allsouls.org
Sailing Sunday PM (summer) Locations vary sailing@allsouls.org
Ski/Snowboard Once a year Europe sports@allsouls.org
Table Tennis Friday eve Central London sports@allsouls.org
Tennis Saturday AM Regents Park tennis@allsouls.org
Touch Rugby Saturday AM Regents Park / Wandsworth Common touchrugby@allsouls.org

For more information email play@solesports.org visit www.solesports.org and find us on facebook – SOLE Sports.

Christians in Sport

Christians in Sport: www.christiansinsport.org.uk

Tel: 01869 255630

Christians in Sport supports the local church and their many players, coaches and administrators as they spread the unstoppable message of the gospel through their local sports clubs. Our day to day work involves equipping Christian sportsmen and women of all ages and abilities to represent Jesus in their sports clubs and teams, as well as helping churches across the UK with their evangelistic preaching to sportspeople.

Church of England: Ministry of Sport

www.ministryofsport.org.uk

Contact our Sport Ambassador:

Rob Taylor

rob.taylor@southwell.anglican.org

07775 687682

Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
The Ministry of Sport operates across sports, across denominations, and across Nottinghamshire. We support amateur and professional sportspeople in their walk with Christ; provide opportunities for people interested in sport to investigate the Christian faith; enthuse local churches to engage and share in the passion that ordinary people have for sport; and aim to have a positive impact on the culture of sport. Check out our website to see what event is coming-up next and how you can get involved.

CSRM

CSRM (Church Sport and Recreation Minsters) is an international sports ministry that has as its mission statement – ‘seeing local churches change lives for Christ through sport’. Though based in the USA it has strong links with the UK, Canada, Egypt, Uganda, Liberia and Ethiopia where it seek to equip the local church in its sports and recreation ministry programme. CSRM’s annual Summit conference leads the world in its training of the local church’s sports minister whilst its certification programme and counselling network builds into the lives of both individuals and church communities. www.csrm.org bryan@csrm.org Bryan Mason (International Director) (office) 07916-252709 (mobile)

CVM – Christian Vision for Men

Christian Vision for Men – www.cvmen.org.uk

A range of events, talks & resources designed for men, eg an FA Cup Final watching event with burgers, beer, crisps and no healthy food!

Find out more on the website or through the following:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CVM/68887800759

Twitter followers: http://twitter.com/CVMen

YouTube subscribers: http://www.youtube.com/CVMmedia

CVM hold an annual Men Only Conference, called The Gathering. 1000 Men in a field near Swindon! Sports, Scalectrix, Comedy, Talks – brilliant for believers and not-yet-believers, bring your mates. 20-22 June, 2014 –  check the website for details.

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Faith and Fitness

Faith and Fitness

We are a small christian sports group who meet every Thursday at Seymour Leisure Centre, London W1K 5TJ from 7-9:30 pm. We study 5 verses and discuss 5 questions in a spin studio and then head out to go running or play racket sports including badminton, table tennis and squash finishing with a prayer and food at the local pub. Join us! All abilities and people welcome!

Facebook# https://www.facebook.com/groups/FaithFitnessFellowship.FFF/

Twitter# https://twitter.com/FaithFitnessFF

Instagram# http://instagram.com/faithandfitnesslondon

Website# http://htbfaithandfitness.wix.com/faithandfitness

Higher Sports

Higher sports horiz new

 

 

Higher Sports is a practical resource to equip any church in any country make a difference in its community with the life changing message of Jesus. The coaching module and the teaching packages are designed in such a way as to enable church personnel to run them without any external help.

Higher Sports is a 6-8 week course for churches and schools involving sports coaching and games together with Christian based teaching. The material for each of these three resources (rugby, football and games) allows for an hour of coaching followed by a ‘team talk’. The drills and coaching skills are clearly set out in the Higher Sports manuals with accompanying diagrams, teaching points and progressions. The implementation of these do not require the Coach to be qualified in the sport but rather to have an enthusiasm and enjoyment for working with young people in the sporting arena.

The resource bag contains all that is necessary to action the coaching and the teaching sessions and allows for Higher Sports to be presented in many forms:

  • As a course lasting several weeks culminating in an Awards Ceremony with a guest speaker from the sporting world
  • As a sports clinic week
  • Part of a summer camp programme
  • ​As the basis of Church’s Holiday Week programme
  • ​Integral part of a school’s Physical Education programme with provision to include delivery of key stage 2 values within the classroom environment
  • Inclusion in a school’s Religious Education programme with extended studies of the ‘team talk’ material

Contact Us:

9, Kepax Gardens, Worcester, England, WR3 7LB, United Kingdom.

Email: info@highersports.org
Office: +44 (0)1677 426347
Mobile: +44 (0)7711 572032

www.highersports.org


Kings Volunteer

Kings Volunteer is part of the Kings Foundation, a UK charity that believes that all children are loved and valued by God and that by helping children to reach their potential through sport and activity, we are doing God’s work.  Kings Volunteer aims to equip, enable and inspire local volunteers to provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to be active, have fun and learn together. With a focus on benefitting disadvantaged and marginalized children and working through local partners, Kings Volunteer provides the training, resources and encouragement to enable organizations, churches and individuals to use sport and activity to enrich the lives of children and young people.

We understand that not all children will grow up to be sports stars, but we believe that all children can enjoy the benefits of participating in sport and activity. In addition, the Kings Volunteer approach can be a great vehicle for integrating health, education and Christian faith messages – bringing children, families and communities together and promoting an environment where children feel valued and encouraged to reach their potential.

The Kings Volunteer approach has three key components:

  • The Training we provide: Designed to be very simple and adaptable to any context, the training equips local volunteers with no previous experience to deliver fun, informative and inclusive activity sessions that children and young people really enjoy.
  • The Resources we share: The Base Pack is a carefully designed back-pack of sports resources that can be used to deliver a wide range of games and activities for all ages and abilities – meaning everyone can join in the fun, whatever their ability or affinity with sport.

The Community we build: With local volunteers and partners using the Base Packs in over 10 countries, across a wide range of contexts (from Uganda to Romania to Pakistan), we love to keep in touch with everyone – encouraging an exchange of ideas and promoting an international network of support.

The Base Pack is a great tool to enhance church outreach initiatives and also provides a very practical way for churches to support the work of other local actors. The possibilities are endless and the wonderful thing about the KV approach is that it is so flexible: it gives you the tools to design a programme that meets the needs of the local communities that you serve; integrating themes which are appropriate and relevant to the lives of the children and families that live there.

For more information please contact us at info@kingsvolunteer.org.

More Than Gold 2014

Check out the website for information www.morethangold2014.org.uk

More Than Gold2014 is the charity representing the Churches in the UK for the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in 2014.

The principal objective of More Than Gold is to mobilise the Christian Churches and agencies to play a full part in serving the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games It has been a tradition for the Churches in the host country to mobilise thousands of volunteers, providing hospitality for families of athletes, offering chaplaincy services and the distributing of water to spectators, among many other activities.

Contact Details

Email: info@morethangold2014.org.uk

Passion for Sport

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Passion for Sport exists to introduce sports fans to Jesus through media.  All around the world millions of people follow a team or sport passionately without ever taking part.  We know Liverpool fans in The Gambia, Arsenal fans in Kenya, Manchester United fans in Japan and even Cornwall, who have never been to watch their team play.  But that doesn’t reduce their passion or make them any less a fan.  Here at Passion for Sport we too are passionate about sport.  We love it.  Football, rugby, cricket, athletics, motor sport – you name it.  We are even more passionate about Jesus and are passionate about introducing sports fans to him.

We produce two weekly radio programmes featuring news, stories and interviews with sportsmen and women, many of whom are followers of Jesus who talk about their sport and faith.  Planet Sport is a 15-minute, multi-sport show heard on 50 stations in 16 countries.  Our analysts include former professional sportsmen including Brazilian Alex Ribeiro (Formula 1) and Tu Nu’uali’itia who played in two Rugby World Cups for Samoa, scoring a try against eventual winners South Africa in the 1995 quarter finals.  You can listen free on demand on line at www.planetsport.tv and via a phone app, search “Planet Sport” for both iPhone and Android devices.  Planet Sport Football Africa features news of football in Africa and African players around the world and is heard on over 30 stations in Africa.  This too is available free on demand at www.planetsport.tv.

We also report from major sporting events for our two radio programmes and provide a reporting service for Christian radio stations.  In 2008 we served over 1000 stations worldwide in six languages from the Olympic Games in Beijing.

We have an extensive online library of sports players’ testimonies.  Check out the Resources page on our supporters’ site at  www.passionforsport.com to hear sports stars talking about their sport and faith.  Interviews include Henry Olonga (cricket, Zimbabwe), Julian Speroni (football, Crystal Palace FC) and Nick Farr-Jones (rugby union, captain of Australia’s 1991 Rugby World Cup winning side).  We are also developing the www.planetsport.tv site for sports fans with pages focussing on different sport.  With background information, a brief history of the game, funny quotes, images and short testimonies in both print and audio this is a great resource to direct sports you know to, to help introduce them to Jesus: http://www.planetsport.tv/sports.html

For more information visit the two websites: www.passionforsport.com and www.planetsport.tv.

Postgraduate Awards in Sport and Christian Outreach

University of Gloucestershire

Postgraduate Awards in Sport and Christian Outreach

MA in Sport and Christian Outreach (Sports Ministry)

MA in Sport and Christian Outreach (Sports Chaplaincy)

Led by specialist teams of staff from the University of Gloucestershire and associates from Redcliffe College, these courses seek to provide postgraduate level accreditation for those wishing to pursue (or already pursuing) careers in sports ministry or sports chaplaincy settings.

Drawing upon key aspects of applied theology, sports studies, and community development, both courses are specifically designed to provide candidates with an academic and professional grounding in their respective fields whilst considering more broadly how Christian sports practitioners might connect with the wider sporting world. Three levels of qualification are on offer: Postgraduate Certificate (three taught modules), Postgraduate Diploma (six taught modules), and/or full MA (six taught modules plus dissertation).

To accommodate the specific needs of those who work full-time in their occupational roles, these awards are delivered predominantly via intensive 4-5 day blocks over the course of the academic year.

If you are a graduate from a related discipline, or have a particular interest in the relationship between sport and faith, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Part-time or full-time study options are available. (Please note that although course provision is at postgraduate level, entry is not dependent upon the prior acquisition of an undergraduate degree).

If you would like to learn more about our courses, then please click the following links:

http://www.glos.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/scm/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.glos.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/scc/Pages/default.aspx

Alternatively, if you would like to chat further about the courses that we have on offer, then please contact:

Professor Andrew Parker

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

University of Gloucestershire

Oxstalls Campus

Oxstalls Lane

Gloucester, UK

GL2 9HW

Tel:

Fax: +44 (0) 1242 715222

Mobile: 07920 210333

Email: aparker@glos.ac.uk

Rock UK Adventure Centres

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ROCK UK is a long established Christian charity providing exciting outdoor adventure at its UK based adventure centres. We are passionate about developing young people and using the outdoors to transform lives. We run residential and day programmes that are accessible to all ages with instructed activities or you can choose to run your own programme.

Our adventure centres are in Kent (Carroty Wood), Northants (Frontier Centre), South Wales (Summit Centre) and The Scottish Borders (Whithaugh Park). Over 50,000 people visit our centres every year from a variety of groups including schools, youth groups, sports clubs, Christian Unions, corporate groups, community groups, churches and many more.

Many of our instructors joined us as gap year trainees where they became inspired to pursue careers developing young people. If you would like to receive high quality training in adventurous activities and gain National Governing Body Awards in canoeing, kayaking, climbing, archery and many others, then please contact job.enquiry@rockuk.org, call 0844 8000 222 or visit our website www.rockuk.org.

 

Spirit in Sport

Spirit in Sport’s mission is to change the lives of children, youth and adults for the sake of Jesus Christ. To operate sports programmes based on Christian sporting values, where everyone can participate in an accessible, healthy and fun sporting environment. For everyone whatever ability, to participate and achieve their potential whether in or outside of the church. SIS brings hope through sport by envisioning and enabling individuals and churches in Sport Outreach. Contact Chris Cox chris@spiritinsport.org.uk www.spiritinsport.org.uk

Sporting Marvels

Sporting Marvels serve the Rhondda Valley with 16 full-time workers to see God’s Kingdom reign with community transformation. SM work in 4 Comprehensive schools and in 16 Primary school within the Rhondda Valley. Running programs like Sports Days, Night of Champions, Question of Sport etc. Their Mighty Marvels and All Star Leadership Academy are well established and see great favour with PE staff and Head Teachers.

Sportsforce

SPORTSFORCE (www.sportsforceinternational.org) Contact Mark Blythe mark@mccfc.org.uk

Serving Churches through sport. This ministry is set up to help the local church to use sport as an outreach tool. Training and practical support are available. Contact Mark to arrange a meeting with the sporty people in your Church.

The following activities have been initiated:

The National Christian Football Festival – 11-a-side football weekend for church based teams – contact Ambassadors Football 0845 071 4390 www.ambassadorsfootball.org.uk

The National Christian Veterans Football Cup (over 35s) – contact Mark to enter

Football Ministry Conferences – For everyone that loves Jesus & Football – contact Mark

The National Christian Cricket Festival – for church based teams. Now being run by World Sport Ministries contact info@worldsportministries.com

The National Church Golf Cup – contact the Christian Golf Society (david@christiangolfsociety.org.uk)

MISTAKES IN CHURCH FOOTBALL – We’ve made them all so we’ve written a book to prevent you doing the same!

A book to help churches that run football teams for outreach has been released. It is based on the experiences Mark Blythe has had heading up the Molesey Community Church football outreach for over 10 years. Every mistake has been made! To learn from them pick up a copy from www.veriteshop.co.uk (or call 01903 241975) for just £10. Title “FOOTBALL 2 FOOTBALL MINISTRY 3″ ie Football is good but footy ministry is even better!

Church Football Leagues: Mark has held every position whilst serving the longest running church football league in the country (the Southern Area Christian Football League – www.sacfl.co.uk): Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Fixtures Secretary, Information Secretary, Disciplinary Committee member, Results Secretary, Prayer Co-ordinator, Awards Night Organiser, Cup Final Organiser, Procedures writer…. If you need help starting or running a Church League do make contact.

The Barnabas Sport Trust

The Barnabas Sport Trust www.tbst.co.uk

The Barnabas Sports Trust is a
Christian charity based in South Devon
established in May 2003 :
• To provide quality sports coaching and
sports events with the aim of nurturing
and developing players of all abilities:
improving their game, boosting their
confidence, heightening their selfesteem
and enhancing their character.
• To nurture and develop children and
young people, of all abilities, in sporting
skills.
• To promote and advance Christian
principles through sport.
• To positively influence children and
young people in their mental,
physical and spiritual development.
• To empower and encourage
Christian churches to use sport to
reach out to the community .
• To advance the Christian religion
especially in and through sport in
particular

Verite Sport

Verite Sport www.veritesport.org

Verite Sport exists to encourage a Christian presence in sport. It was founded in 2006 by Stuart Weir who remains the only employee. Stuart was a director of Christians in Sport (1990-2006) and has served in the leadership of the International Sports Coalition and the European Christian Sports Union. The work of Verite sport has three main aspects:
Supporting professionals as they seek to represent Christ in the world of professional sport.
Adding 10% to international sports ministry projects. There are currently projects in Argentina, Togo, Congo, Ukraine and Pakistan.
Producing resources on sport and Christianity.
Stuart is a prolific writer, having written 10 books on aspects of sport and faith, which have been translated into several languages. He also writes a weekly sports email and contributes sport and faith articles to The-Times-on-line. Much of this is downloadable from the Verite Sport website.

World Sport Ministries

World Sport Ministries. We are a Christian sports organisation that is called to serve, partner and reach. We desire to serve communities, partner with churches and other agencies and reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ through sport. Our HQ is based in Bath, England and since January 1999, we have developed teams of people to use sports outreach projects, programmes and events. To date we have helped train leaders and / or establish sports ministry teams in Bath, Bristol, Newham, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Pakistan, Barbados and Germany.

Mission - To reach the world for Jesus Christ through Sport.

Vision – To start and support Sports Ministry Teams that reach communities throughout the world.

www.worldsportministries.com

Tel: 01225 851630

Email: info@worldsportministries.com

YFC

Youth For Christ. Yfc is passionate about using sport to reach young people with the good news of Jesus. YFC runs mission teams in football, basketball and street football – Kick, Fly and Nomad. If you want to check out details on these teams and how they can help in your local area then please go to our website at www.yfc.co.uk/teams. YFC is very excited about its Cage football and street football pitch, both of which are available to be delivered with your own church or school. Barry Mason is responsible for all the sports ministry in YFC and would love to hear from you with any questions or comments on 07734022443 or barry.mason@yfc.co.uk