12th May 2024 – National Sports Sunday

09 Feb 2024

Join Us – Save the date and make sure it’s in your diary and church calendar!
For more info, visit: sportschaplaincy.org.uk

Dear friends,

Time is flying by and in less than 4 months National Sports Sunday will be upon us. As we start 2024, we wanted to remind you to put this date in your calendar. National Sports Sunday is a great way for your church to take time to consider praying and engaging your community. We will be sharing a range of great resources from ourselves and other partners. You don’t need to even like sport to love a community that Christ died for!

In 2024 we will see a lot of the world’s attention going to sporting events like the Paris Olympics, the European Football Championships, and many more. Of course, many of us love to engage with these big sporting moments, but what does God see when he looks at all the athletes and spectators?

We want to challenge the body of Christ to look at the community of sports through the eyes of a compassionate God. It is easy to see sports people as successful, young, fit, and maybe wealthy. But when we look at them with God’s eyes of compassion we should see one of the greatest untapped mission fields just on our doorsteps. We all need the love of God to fill our hearts and with National Sports Sunday we are challenging the local church to embrace the community of sports as a missional opportunity. 
  Save the Date and put it in your church diary!
National Sports Sunday is the 12th of May 2024

We do see the community of sport as one of the largest untapped mission fields, so we need to keep praying to the Lord of the harvest. If you’re planning to take part, we would love to hear from you, why don’t you drop us an email? Thank you for all you are doing and may God bless you!

Sharing Resources: If you have any stories, videos, sermon outlines, pictures or anything else that you think would be helpful to other churches, then please send them to us. Let’s build this movement together. We will be looking to create lots of new resources for 2024.

What an opportunity to join many other churches across the UK and Ireland as we pray, serve, preach, share, celebrate, and love this community.

You don’t need to be sporty to love a community that Christ died for, the community of sport is one of the largest untapped mission fields in the UK and Ireland.

God is moving, let’s move with him!

Every blessing

Warren Evans
CEO, Sports Chaplaincy UK and Ireland 

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