If you are privileged to have the opportunity to speak to your team in a chapel setting, whether pregame or the night before, it is important to know how to prepare and deliver a talk that will speak to the hearts of the players and coaches.
To serve up a warmed over Bible study won’t cut it. To simply do a motivational, “rah rah”, talk also misses the mark. I have often asked guest speakers and counseled emerging sports chaplains to deliver both inspiration and motivation. We want them to love God, and we want them to compete greatly. Both.
If you are just starting in this role or you are suddenly given opportunity for such a talk, I’d like to recommend a set of resources available on line to anyone. Log onto - http://fcaresources.com/ and then use the search function with keywords: “Chapel talks” and Ministry: “Chaplains.” That search will pull up a set of over 30 chapel talk outlines, each with a title followed by – “Chapel.”
One such chapel outline, looks like this once opened.
Comparisons - Chapel
I hope this set of resources can be of service to you and those to whom you speak. If you would like to see more such outlines, please email me at RLipe@fca.org and I will be glad to send you any you would like. After 23 seasons of chapels, there are a lot from which to choose.