First Official Church Partner in Colorado Springs

CrossTraining is pleased to announce our first official church partner in Colorado Springs, CO! HarvestDowntown whose pastor is Kurt Trempert has continued to grow in its support Kurt’s work as chaplain with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. In addition, to occasionally covering food costs for some of the meeting and fellowship outreach times for the team, HarvestDowntown has […]

Colorado Rapids Associate Chaplain Hugo Venegas 2015

From the Rev: The Redemptive Edge

Ok. So, I’ve not written since early April. A sign of the busyness of this season and all that CrossTraining is going through with our rebranding and ministry. A few of my friends recently have asked that infamous question, “How are you doing?” Tired. Excited. Ready for this rebranding process to be finished. Struggling. Energized. […]

What’s in a Brand? Another little glimpse…

This past year, as we have taken to rebranding CrossTraining, there were many factors that have gone into the decision: the amount of confusion people had about what we actually do how the name identifies or doesn’t identify with the people we are trying to serve the age, look , form, and function of the […]

Timothy Project: Uganda 2015 Final Update

Timothy Project: CCPC Uganda 2017

The Timothy Project: CCPC Uganda 2017 trip will see a team of adults and students from CrossTraining’s  partner church, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church head to Kampala, Uganda for a couple weeks of ministry. . The team consisting of adult leaders and students, will over two weeks, serve in a number of ways. From school visits and participating […]

U.S. Open Cup Affords A Chance to Catch Up with Alumni

The Colorado Rapids came from behind last night from two goals to advance in the U.S. Open Cup. The Rapids defeated the OKC Energy (USL)  3-2. The win advances the MLS side Rapids to face Western Conference opponent FC Dallas in the next round. Being on hand for the match, there was a chance to […]

2017 Annual Board Retreat

CrossTraining holds its 2017 annual board retreat this upcoming weekend in Castle Rock, Colorado. This year will see some key discussions around the rebranding and renaming of the ministry after 15 years. The board and staff will also discuss expansion to other teams and communities within soccer. Supporters are encouraged to pray for the board and staff as […]

Chaplain Duran Moving On From Colorado

Today, it was announced that Associate Chaplain Cesar Duran (Colorado Rapids) would be moving from Colorado. Duran, a minister with the United Methodist Church, has been serving the Rapids team through CrossTraining since April of 2016.  Duran has accepted a position pastoring a church in Laredo, Texas. He will finish his service through June. CrossTraining Executive […]

CrossTraining Rebrand Draws Closer

As the month of May draws to a close, the time for unveiling the new brand name and look for CrossTraining draws closer. The rebranding, which was announced late in March, has been moving forward. Executive Director, Brad Kenney shared the time frame and a bit of an update, We are looking at mid-August to […]

Timothy Project: AIA North Africa 2016 Final Update

Last December, Athletes in Action (AIA) and a few professional soccer players from the United States traveled to North Africa and recently sent a final update on their trip to CrossTraining. Among some of the trip highlights were the team being able to visit some of those working in country with over 5,000 youth through the sport […]

“I Want to Kill Myself…”: A CrossTraining Chaplaincy Story

It was a late, mid-November evening when my cell phone flashed and vibrated with the text message – “I want to kill myself…” – was all I could read, that and the sender of the message. It was from one of the players on the team where I had been serving as chaplain. I opened […]