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 […]

Rev Dr Bob Mayo QPR Chaplain and St. Stephen's Vicar

Parishing the Thought

In 2008, I had the privilege of traveling to England to attend SCORE’s (now known as SCUK) annual Chaplaincy Conference at the invitation of Founder and (now retired) Manchester United Chaplain Rev John Boyers whom I had met previously while visiting my best friend from seminary. Rev Boyers helped arrange accommodations for this “Yank from […]

Pauline Character Award

CrossTraining is pleased to announce Rev. John Boyers as the first recipient of its recently-created Pauline Character Award. The Pauline Character Award (PCA) is awarded to individuals who have shown exemplary service and Christian-character in life and ministry, have invested into and mentored younger ministers, and have carried a pioneering spirit especially in the arena of […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]