This past Wednesday through Friday morning, I was privileged to meet with some dynamic and visionary leaders of the Sports Chaplaincy movement around the world. We met to discuss how we might work together to further the growth of this facet of ministry in sport.
Our team of leaders included:
Ross Georgiou of Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand and Athletes in Action,
Sue Morris of Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand,
Cameron Butler of Sports Chaplaincy Australia,
Richard Gamble of Sports Chaplaincy United Kingdom,
Jung Ho Jung of Sports Chaplaincy Hong Kong,
Yours truly, Roger Lipe, of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
This same gathering of leaders 16 months ago led to the development of www.globalsportschaplaincy.org.
News will be forthcoming related to the results of our conversations. We were also very pleased by the way our ideas were received by other leaders among the wider community of sports ministry leaders gathered in Orlando, Florida this week. 650 people from 120 nations met to be equipped and trained for ministry in their home nations and cities.
Please pray for us as we listen to discern the Lord’s will related to strategic people and places in the world for us to focus our efforts to catalyze the growth of sports chaplaincy as the Spirit creates organic movement.