“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 […]

CrossTraining Ministries 1st Quarter 2017 Update

Dear friends and supporters of CrossTraining Ministries, I just wanted to provide a bit of an update for the first quarter here in 2017 and also offer some prayer requests and needs which follow. CrossTraining Ministries 1st Quarter 2017 Update Highlights Added 7th member to board of directors Added female counselor (Brooke) to the team […]

Prayers for Borussia Dortmund

CrossTraining supporters are encouraged to be praying for a German soccer team player from Borussia Dortmund. According to initial reports, the team bus was hit by three explosions and a player suffered a laceration on his arm. More details on the story can be found here. Heavenly Father, we lift this player and team to […]

Colorado Rapids Faith Day 2017 Announced

The Colorado Rapids Faith Day 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 13. The Rapids will take on  the San Jose Earthquakes. The day will feature pre-game and post-game activities. The game, which kicks off at 2:00 pm MT, will be a family-friendly opportunity to interact with local faith groups and hear player testimonies after the […]

Chaplain Bentos to serve Charlotte Independence

CrossTraining, today, announced Chaplain Gustavo Bentos to begin serving the Charlotte Independence. Bentos takes the place of recently departed John Bettis. Bentos, a pastor at Northside Baptist Church in Charlotte, has a long history with professional soccer. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Bentos’ 18 year professional soccer career includes teams from Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, and the United States. While playing in […]

From the Rev: Frayed Community

Last week, Colorado Rapids fans were shocked by the news. Team captain Sam Cronin and starting left back Marc Burch — waived and traded. Three games into the season. To the worst team in the league for two players, money, and an international spot. And so goes the typical script in professional sport. Unless it’s a […]

Timothy Project: Valor Costa Rica 2017 Update

This past Monday,  Rev Brad Kenney visited Brian Shultz and the Valor Christian High School team headed to Costa Rica. As part of the Timothy Project: Valor Costa Rica 2017 Update, Rev Kenney shares the following from their time together. It’s always a blessing to go and pray over the teams and the people that are utilizing […]

Rebrand on the horizon for CrossTraining this year

CrossTraining, today, announced that it has begun the work to rebrand as an organization. It will likely debut a new name later this year. Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director, shared his excitement about the latest development for the ministry. CrossTraining has been in existence since 2002 and formalized in 2005, We’ve really done a lot […]

From the Rev: La’ Fheile Padraig Sona Duit!

No, it’s not a typo. No the computer isn’t on the fritz. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In the Gaelic tongue. Friends of mine who are soon to depart for Ireland sent me this message Friday. Saint Patrick is perhaps one of my favorite “Fathers in the faith.” A few years ago, I reflected on how […]

Go the Distance — AmazonSmile Donations x10 Today, Only

For today, Thursday, March 16, only, Amazon has announced that all purchases made through AmazonSmile will benefit charities at 10 times the normal rate. Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible […]