Please join me in prayer for the very important meetings that will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA next week. From Monday through Friday, a number of men and women from all around the world will be gathered at Traders Point Christian Church to gather, assemble, simplify, and prepare a set of training materials that will set a global standard for the most basic training for people to serve as Sport Chaplains.
This training material will be hosted on-line with a set of instructions (on pdf) to read, some on screen information to lead the process, and a video for each section which informs, inspires, and illustrates the written material.
A general outline for the materials is below. Please pray that we may present something that is worthy of Christ Jesus, is respectful of a wide spectrum of sport and cultural distinctions, and is easily understood from anywhere on the planet. Thanks.
Six one hour sessions of training material in these categories:
1. Introduction / Profile of Sportspeople
2. A Biblical Foundation for Sport Chaplain Ministry
3. Profile of a Sport Chaplain / Code of Conduct for Sport Chaplains
4. A Sport Chaplain’s Relationships, Attitudes, and Presence
5. Serving as a Sport Chaplain in Critical Incidents and Crises
6. A Sport Chaplain’s Strategies, Methods, Resources, and a Process for Beginning