Outreach resources for your church in a big year of sport
With more than 10 million people playing sport every week* in the UK in some 150,000 clubs, Christians in Sport believe their new collection of resources could prove invaluable for local church outreach.
The Sports Mission Pack 2018 is available as a free download from sportsmissionpack.co.uk. Since the first pack was released in 2016, the resources have been downloaded by more than 1,000 people and churches.
The 2018 pack includes a multimedia sports quiz, plans for school assemblies and lessons, guides on how to run sports tournaments, evangelistic films and much more.
The new pack updates and builds on the 2016 and 2017 editions. And with the football World Cup set to dominate the summer, Christians in Sport plan to add an extra quiz and other resources to help make the most of this event too.
Ian Lancaster, Christians in Sport’s UK Team Leader, said: “We want to reach the world of sport for Christ and believe that the Sports Mission Pack can help play a big part. This is a resource that will help Christian sportspeople and churches, who are engaging in their local clubs and teams, share the gospel with some of the millions of sportspeople in this country.
“It’s encouraging to know that more than 1,000 people have downloaded the Sports Mission Pack since it was first launched in 2016. Since last year, we’ve gathered feedback, amended and added new content and we’ll be praying that this pack will be a useful tool for many.”
The pack contains everything churches and Christian groups need to put on a variety of events and encourage their congregations to get involved. Our staff team are also able to provide support at events, so those who download the pack are encouraged to get in touch if that is something they would like.
2018 is shaping up to be another massive year of sport and there are loads of big events to link the resources to, such as the Winter Olympics, Six Nations, Commonwealth Games, World Cup, Wimbledon and the Ryder Cup.
Churches could run a sports quiz during the Six Nations or mark the Commonwealth Games by hosting a multi-sports tournament. However, the resources in the Sports Mission Pack can really be used at any time.
* Figure extrapolated from Sport England’s Active People Survey, which states nine million adults in England are members of a sports club.
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