Most people wouldn’t see any problem with having sports facilities as their church. Think of the many blessings it provides. It creates opportunities for ministry, right? It’s centralized and easier to manage, right? You don’t have to rely on anyone else, you control everything. Sure, it comes with headache–upkeep, hidden costs, pressure, etc. but those…
SN Waller – Practical Theology, 2016 – Taylor & Francis The purpose of this essay is to discuss the importance of identity formation in the growth and development of chaplains, inclusive of sports chaplains. Find the full essay here.
Brad Kenney argues the need to ensure pastoral care as core for chaplaincy. This manuscript will look at the nature of sports chaplaincy, including its education, training, and practise. An argument will be made for making clear distinctions for a sports chaplain and developing a strong understanding of pastoral care as the primary ministry framework.…
More than 460,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) student–athletes compete in twenty-three sports each year. These student–athletes receive a spectrum of services that include academic support to medical care. This paper examines the role and function of sport chaplains who work in a collegiate (colleges and university) athletics in the United States. The role of…
An explanation of the work of Sports Chaplaincy in the UK. A Christian Charity which provides chaplains in amateur and professional sport. These Sports chaplains provide pastoral and spiritual care.
Former Liberty University football player Steve Kearns serves as the chaplain for the Toronto Raptors, Hamilton Ti-Cats and the Toronto FC. He shares how God led him to his role as sports chaplain.
Austrian skier Jorg Walcher describes sports chaplaincy – in Austrian.
Greg Hipwell talks through his experiences as a sports chaplain with SCA.
Looks at the work of Grant Harris, chaplain to the New Zealand Breakers basketball team. This video features interviews with captain Mika Vukona, Head Coach Dean Vickerman and General Manager Richard Clarke.
In this short video sports people from across the globe and from a variety of different sporting codes share the unique challenges they have confronted as athletes. The video includes insights from two South Africans – Siyoli Waters, South Africa’s Number 1 Squash Player & Jonathan Armogam, former PSL soccer player.