belong beyond sport

About Athletes in Action (AIA)


They’re dedicated to pursuing greatness, training day in and day out to be a walking highlight reel and a household name. From a spectator’s view, they have all the keys to success, but many are left searching for a purpose no trophy, ring, or high-profile status can satisfy. 

Since 1966, Athletes in Action (AIA) has been helping competitors find a relationship with the One who truly satisfies, join a community where they are valued beyond their success, and use their platform to make a difference in the world.

from our president

Mark householder

This AIA team has decades of experience connecting with athletes in elite college programs and professional leagues, their coaches, and their administrators. Here’s what we know about NBA players & high school freshmen: athletes need a community where they can be developed holistically, and need to connect with an ultimate purpose both during and after their competing career. That’s why we’re committed to helping athletes develop physically, mentally and spiritually.

Mark _ Marianne

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The total athlete

When athletes know how to grow in every dimension of life, they will be lifelong leaders and influencers. 


Learn to apply your faith to your sport by pushing your physical limits in competitive, Christ-centered environments.

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Grow spiritually in community with like-minded athletes.

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Transform your mind and strengthen your ability to lead.


Take a step to becoming a total athlete.

"I have loved my partnership with Athletes in Action. Their passion and commitment to the global mission of bringing hope and healing to a hurting world has inspired and blessed me greatly."

Clark Kellogg

CBS Sports

"AIA has allowed me to build lifelong relationships with God-fearing people while providing me with a better understanding of Christ, the Word and the world."

C.J. McCollum

Portland Trailblazers

“The tools I've acquired with Athletes in Action still bleed into my life on a daily basis. AIA has so much to do with winning hearts for Jesus.”

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Sarah Amidon

Indiana State University


When athletes grow in all dimensions and integrate their faith and sport, the outcome is more powerful than winning & losing – it’s a force of athletes empowered to point others to Jesus. Their influence on the court and in the locker room extends to their families, communities and workplaces for a lifetime.

Sport breaks down barriers like nothing else in the world, and reaches into the most remote parts of the globe. That’s why athletes who have experienced personal transformation have a vital part in fulfilling the Great Commission.

We dream of a day when there are Christ-followers on every team, in every sport, in every nation.

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Interns & Athletes Having Fun

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By serving more than 60 countries, on over 200 college campuses, in 50 professional sports teams, our ultimate goal is to see Christ-followers on every team, in every sport, in every nation.

Would you consider a gift to Athletes in Action, so that athletes across the globe can know the life-changing power of Jesus?

Your gift will help ensure that every team, in every sport, in every country has at least one member who truly follows Christ.

When you reach athletes, you reach the world.