Sport and well-being

Sport and well-being

We want to help people of all ages – from young to old – live out their everyday faith in Jesus. Sport is a big part of many people’s lives and faith should be integrated with this.

As we recover from the pandemic, people will want to be more physically active together. Churches can be part of that desire locally, sharing with others in the love God has for everybody.
 

What is sports ministry?

We want to help children, young people and adults to live out their everyday faith in Jesus.  Sport is a big part of many people’s lives and faith should be integrated with this.  As we recover from the pandemic, people will want to be more physically active together.  Churches can be part of that desire locally, sharing with others in the love God has for everybody.
 

What’s the evidence?

  • 16 million adults play sport weekly
  • Nearly four in ten in UKME communities play sport weekly
  • 1.6 million disabled people play sport weekly
  • 88% of children aged 5-15 play sport regularly
     

Is this just for the super fit?

No.  It is for those who want to be active or more active than they are.  Sport plays a part in this, but so do well-being activities like healthy walks, simple shared exercise groups, litter pickers, health awareness groups.
 

Is there a plan?

Our hope is for:

  • People to figure out how their daily faith listens to, and speaks to their love of sport or well-being
  • Churches to develop new forms of outreach and worship round sport and well-being
  • Both people and churches to make a generous and faith-filled contribution to the health of their post-pandemic neighbourhoods
     

Getting your church involved

Please get in touch with our Sports Ambassador who will be able to advise or  point you in the direction of a colleague who can help.

 


Key Contacts

The Rev Wil North

Sports Ambassador

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