Sports Chaplaincy UK Hosting Annual Conference

Sports Chaplaincy UK, one of the partner ministries of CrossTraining, is hosting their annual conference October 11-12. There is still time to book for the conference as the deadline is this Saturday, October 1. This year’s conference will be around the following theme, An Inclusive Chaplaincy. Details below share more about what the conference will focus […]

From the Rev: Back to School

This year, I returned to Denver Seminary – no, not to speak to students about chaplaincy (although I do that occasionally) or to mentor students in CPE or pastoral care – I was actually back, sitting in a seat, acting the part of a student. As the class went around making introductions and sharing what […]

Supporting: Education and Training

One of the core values of CrossTraining and the chaplains that serve under the organization is continuing education and training. As the landscape of sports chaplaincy continues to take shape and change from years ago, it has become increasingly important for chaplains and chaplaincy to continue to grow, to train, to prepare to meet the […]

Supporting: Travel

Far and away, the largest annual cost for CrossTraining chaplains is travel expenses. Whether it is the weekly commute to the stadium grounds, the downtown meeting for Bible study, the occasional road trip for an away game, a retreat up in the mountains, or an overseas flight for mission work or continuing education – much […]

From the Rev: Grieving Our Losses

A few months ago, the Colorado Rapids team and organization was shaken terribly. The loss of one of our children at a tender and young age – made all close to the family pause and think – about life, about death, about cherishing what we have been given, and more. It was not the first […]

From the Rev: The Future of Sport Chaplaincy

I recently returned from the annual conference on sports chaplaincy, held by Sports Chaplaincy – United Kingdom (or SCUK). The two day conference centered on the growing issue of Mental Well-being in Sport and there was a tremendous amount of attention on the players and coaches with a view to how the pressure of sport […]

From Across the Pond

October 2-4 marked the Sports Chaplaincy – United Kingdom’s (SCUK, formerly known as SCORE) annual conference. This year’s topic and theme centered on mental well-being in sport and CrossTraining Founder and Lead Chaplain of the Colorado Rapids, Brad Kenney attended the conference. We sit down with Brad for a brief Q&A on his thoughts and […]

London on the Horizon

On Sunday, Brad Kenney, Lead Chaplain for the Colorado Rapids, will head off to the Sports Chaplaincy – United Kingdom chaplain’s conference held in Northampton. The conference which is held annually features the gathering of chaplains from the English Premier League and lower soccer divisions as well as football (soccer) chaplains from Scotland, Ireland and […]

CXT Pro: Dealing with Traumatic Injury

It is an unfortunate occasion, but one faced by many chaplains in sport. It is that moment when an athlete falls to the ground with a severe injury that can jeopardize his career, or even his life or limb. How does a chaplain provide good support to the athlete? To the family, to friends, in that […]

Sports Chaplaincy Conference 2012

Plans are currently underway to attend the 2012 Sports Chaplaincy Conference being held at Kings Park Conference Centre, Northhampton near London, Great Britain in early October. The annual conference is hosted by Sports Chaplaincy UK (formerly known as SCORE). With values similar to CrossTraining, the newly rebranded organization in the UK invests in chaplains through […]