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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]