“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 […]

Faith Night at the Colorado Rapids!

Faith Night at the Colorado Rapids is this Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Colorado Rapids will face off against Western Conference opponent Portland Timbers in a key playoff match up for both teams. Get your tickets now using the link to the side of the page (below […]

Faith Night at the Colorado Rapids!

Faith Night at the Colorado Rapids is coming soon! Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Colorado Rapids will face off against Western Conference opponent Portland Timbers in what might be a key playoff match up for both teams. Get your tickets now using the link to the side […]

Introducing John Bettis

CrossTraining is pleased to announce that John Bettis will be joining the CrossTraining team as it expands to serve Charlotte Independence (United Soccer League). Chaplain Bettis will be working along with the players that are on loan from the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer (MLS). Chaplain Bettis, a Master’s of Divinity candidate of Columbia International University, has experience […]

Rapids and CrossTraining Partner for Tickets

The Colorado Rapids and CrossTraining have renewed a special ticket offer for the 2016 season. Similar to years past, tickets will be available through CrossTraining at a discounted rate and a portion of the ticket price will go to benefit CrossTraining as a non-profit organization. CrossTraining’s Executive Director, Brad Kenney, who also serves as the Lead […]

From the Rev: Home Sweet Home

It’s amazing the difference at playing at home and on the road. The old adage is true: Home Sweet Home. As last night the Colorado Rapids, the team where I serve as chaplain, won their home opener in the last seconds of the game. The crowd was sent home with a frenzied excitement. The opposing […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Ministry By Walking Around – Part 3

I wanted to share some final thoughts on how I see my work as a chaplain and how Ministry by Walking Around, or MBWA, for short, is essential for a chaplain – let alone any follower of Jesus Christ. While I have written about what walking does (to us and for us) and what we are to […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Ministry By Walking Around – Part 2

Last week, I shared about my friend who characterizes his ministry work with the phrase Ministry by Walking Around, or MBWA, for short. For a chaplain, or even as a Christian, when we consider why a Ministry by Walking Around  is important I shared about what walking does to us – the slowing, strengthening, and exposure that occurs […]

Rev Brad Kenney Colorado Rapids Chaplain

From the Rev: Like a Sump Pump

Living in Colorado, we’ve experienced quite a bit of rain – more than usual. It’s mid-June and I have yet to turn on the sprinklers to water the yard and my house sump pump is constantly going off and dispelling water into my front lawn. Laying in bed in the quiet of the night, the […]

Rev Brad Kenney holds the MLS Cup Trophy

From the Rev: What I Am Not

A man may be of value to another man, not because he wishes to be important, not because he possesses some inner wealth of soul, nor because of something he is, but because of what he is – not. His importance may consist in his poverty, in his hopes and fears, in his waiting and […]