From the Rev: Giving Up

It’s the season of Lent. A period of 40 days (not including Sundays) before Easter. During Lent, Christians focus on three different things — fasting, prayers of repentance, and giving to the poor. There are two spaces that usually occur during Lent, a space of giving up and a space of filling in. I liken […]

CrossTraining says goodbye to Bettis

Today, CrossTraining announced that John Bettis will no longer serve the Charlotte Independence as chaplain. Bettis, had been working to serve the club for the better part of a the last year and a half; however, future opportunities seem to be leading Bettis and his wife to remain in Columbia, South Carolina after Bettis’ graduation from Columbia […]

From the Rev: “What do you want?”

The first chapter of the Gospel According to John has one of those “awkward” moments. Jesus has been baptized by John. The first disciples of Jesus are starting to come around him. We notice that the first two to follow Jesus, do just that — they literally follow him. The text (verse 38) narrates the awkward […]

Brooke Ewert

CrossTraining Adds Brooke Ewert as Female Counselor

Today, CrossTraining announced the addition of a female counselor to the team serving the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS). Brooke Ewert has a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary and a heart for athletes, especially those in crisis and going through different life transitions. In addition to her MA, Ewert […]

Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand Conference

Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand Conference

Sports Chaplaincy New Zealand has announced it’s first hosted conference on faith and sport. The conference, themed Home or Away? Locating Sport and Leisure in Christian Faith and Practice has issued a call for papers and presenters for the conference being held July 11-13. The conference will be co-hosted together with Carey Baptist College. CrossTraining Founder and Executive […]

CrossTraining Adds Geoff Eliason to Board

Today, CrossTraining announced the addition of Geoff Eliason to the CrossTraining Board of Directors. Eliason, a member at Mission Hills Community Church and COO at Peak Capital Management becomes the seventh board member for CrossTraining. Eliason, has a unique background in sport, training hard at Olympic weightlifting when he was 11 years old.  He enjoyed 15 years of competing […]

CrossTraining Participates in Chaplaincy Summit

CrossTraining, last week, participated in an inaugural global chaplaincy summit. The chaplaincy summit, hosted by the Cede Network, featured representatives from around the globe — New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States. The meetings, held at the Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in Huntersville, NC took place over the course of three days. Among […]

From the Rev: The Legitimacy of Sports Chaplaincy

A recent conversation went something like this: “What do you do?” “I am a sports chaplain. I serve as chaplain for a professional football (soccer) team.” “Is that a real thing?” It’s not the first time that my current vocational calling as been brought into question. It’s a curiosity for many people — inside and […]

Timothy Project: Valor Costa Rica 2017

For spring break, many high school students in Colorado head for the mountains to ski or go on vacation. But, for one team of students from Valor Christian High School, this spring break will be about serving the poor in Costa Rica and reaching out to a local community through soccer camps and clinics. On March 24-April 2, a […]

Announcing Another Official Church Partner!

CrossTraining Ministries is pleased to announce its second official church partner. Highline Community Church (HCC) located in Denver, Colorado and is part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Highline has committed to offering monthly financial support and sharing other resources beginning January 2017. In 2016, Highline and CrossTraining were introduced through some mutual friends and Highline helped to support a trip […]