Portland Bound

This week will see the Colorado Rapids taking on the Portland Timbers in Portland for the teams second clash of the season and only match in Portland for 2012. The teams will have a quick turnaround for a Wednesday, September 5 match up back in Colorado. This weekend’s match has significance for another reason, though. […]

UK Chaplaincy Conference

Just a few months away, the 2012 UK Sports Chaplains Annual Sports Chaplaincy Conference will take place in Northampton, England. The annual conference will feature topics and speakers that focus on mental well being in sport. A range of topics will be covered during the 3 day event covering all sports providing chaplains and other sports […]

CrossTraining Supporters Event

Next week, some familiar and some new faces to CrossTraining will gather together to hear about some of the exciting new steps CrossTraining is making as an organization. The first-ever, CrossTraining Supporters Dessert Party, is designed to let CrossTraining supporters meet and hear the chaplains and some of the players that CrossTraining works with, as […]

CrossTraining Annual Retreat

Next Thursday will mark the start of the annual CrossTraining Retreat. This year, Portland Timbers Chaplain Ben Dudley will fly to Denver to meet with Colorado Rapids Chaplains Brad Kenney and Ricardo Orellana for a few days and attend the Rapids vs. Timbers match on Saturday. On the agenda, the CrossTraining chaplains will look to […]

Colorado Rapids Women’s Team

Earlier this year, the Colorado Rapids, through a strategic partnering alliance, now have a women’s soccer team. The Colorado Rapids Women, formerly known as Colorado Force FC, now call  home Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and continue to play in the W-League. The W-League is the highest tier of professional soccer for women in the United […]

Rapids’ Coach Pareja Featured by ESPN

Today, a compelling feature was published by ESPN’s Rick Reilly on the head coach of the Colorado Rapids. Reilly, a sports journalist and Colorado native, is know by many for his “Life of Reilly” column for ESPN magazine and as a featured writer for ESPN.com. Nominated for National Sportswriter of the Year eleven times, Reilly always has […]

CrossTraining Ministries

Global Address

In just a few short weeks, a potentially good ministry asset will become available on the open market for purchase. The web address, crosstraining.org, is scheduled to become available for purchase and CrossTraining hopes that it will be available for purchase. The domain address has been on the radar for the non-profit ministry ever since […]


Sometimes people ask, ‘What is CoreTraining?’ A few years ago, while CrossTraining was undergoing some changes we decided to rename the weekly Bible study time. We renamed it ‘CoreTraining.’ We did this for a couple of reasons: first, at a practical level, we don’t always study the Bible. There are times when a team chaplain decides […]

Portland Bound

When the Colorado Rapids travel to Portland to take on the Timbers in late August, Rapids chaplain and CrossTraining Director Brad Kenney will be there. “Booked the ticket a couple days ago – and looking forward to being in Portland this year,” said Chaplain Kenney. With the coaching and administrative changes with the Rapids organization […]

From the Rev: Mulling over Mullan

As I watched this afternoon’s match up between the Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders, there was one thing on my mind: Brian Mullan. Many are aware of the controversy surrounding Mullan and the Sounders’ Steve Zakuani whose leg was broken in a tackle last April. Zakuani has been rehabbing and recovering and was relegated […]