You have been very generous to share a few of the resources (other than books) which have produced good results within your ministries with sportspeople.
I am specifically referring to:
• Bible studies
• Web sites
• Phone apps
• On-line devotionals
A compilation of such resources from our colleagues around the world is below. Thanks very much.
From Joey Potter of FCA Missions – Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Bible studies - through Gateway Bible which will send your specific study. Mine – Words of Jesus; study on what Jesus spoke about in Matt, Mark, Luke, & John…
Videos – ESPN & Student Athletes creating them…
Web sites – North Point
Others? - Andy Stanley & Matt Chandler
From Jonathan Berry of Bloomington-Normal FCA – Illinois, USA
Video - Band of Brothers WWII series from HBO. I have 8 clips that range from 5-8 minutes long that I have used for both high school and college football chapels. It has been more of a character coaching resource but allows some open doors for introducing Christ as well.
From Pat Ford – West Texas FCA Character Coach and Chaplain, USA
I use the “Habitudes” curriculum quite a lot. The athletes have responded very well to the videos. Strongly recommend.
From Carl Erskine – Former pitcher for Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers
From Robbie Gwinn - Illini Land FCA – Champaign, Illinois, USA
The short devotions that are in the back of the FCA Coach Bible or within the “Legacy Builders” studies.
From Jackie Taylor –
Facebook is my most effective tool for my ministry. Reading what they or their families are going through, gives me an opportunity to offer prayer, scripture and encouragement.
From Tom Ramsay - Oregon State University, USA
“I am Second” video testimonies of athletes found on you tube (many to choose from) Jason Witten example www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNbNByIKsIk
Podcast Andy Stanley ‘Your Move” The New Rules on Love Sex and Dating (4 part series)
Bible Study on Parables from the Gospels has made for some great discussions. Resource ‘Parables in the eye of the storm’-Stanley Ellisen
Web Site for Games, Mixers, Discussion Galore www.thesource4ym.com/games/
From Dr. Ed Gomes – Liberty University, USA
Bible studies: Navigator bible studies
Videos: “Blind side” “Grace Card”
Web sites: Focus on the Family (for dealing with pornography)
Periodicals: FCA magazine