Salvation Army – International Sports Ministry

The Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland are particularly interested in how best to engage with the world of sport in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The aim is to establish long-term sports ministries within our churches and social centres that will extend far beyond the completion of the Games.

Already throughout the UK and Ireland, many of our churches and social centres use sport as a way of building relationships, supporting their community and sharing the love of Jesus. The purpose of this office is to share with our churches and centres how through sport we can worship God, do mission and discipleship. We partner with various sports ministry organisations and are looking to extend these partnerships where possible so as to empower and equip local churches to be able to do sports ministry in a relevant and intentional way.

The Salvation Army is also partnering with other churches and organisations within the umbrella ecumenical charity More Than Gold (www.morethangold.org.uk). At all international sporting events, The SA are often actively involved in the Christian activities that surround them and provide some unique services to participants and supporters during the event.

If you want to know how you can get your church or centre involved in sports ministry, or if you are wanting to find out what you can do during the Games please contact Sarah-Jane Alley Phone: (020) 7367 4792 Mobile: 07726695406 Email: sarah-jane.alley@salvationarmy.org.uk Website http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/uki/ChurchandSport