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World Cup 2022

This year the World Cup is located in Qatar!  The games have started, and we hope for the US Men’s National Team that games go well.  We are praying for changed lives for Christ as Christian pro players live out their faith on the field.

Athletes in Action has made a difference through the years with soccer media.  Watch The Prize video here to see our past work we have done with the World Cup.

The Prize video from the past world Cup with player stories.

PRO's Giving Back

Teal Bunbury

Teal is helping people in Nashville during the hollidays.

Jonathan Mensah

Hear how Jonathan has impacted the World Cup

 

DeJuan Jones

DeJuan is making a difference in New England 

about

In 1996, the vision of Athletes in Action staff member, Jim Schmidtke, came to life. Avid fan and neighbor to the MLS team, the Columbus Crew, Jim had the idea to serve teams in the league. After a conversation with owner, Lamar Hunt, the ministry was launched.

Through partnership, prayer & perseverance, we have chaplains placed with every MLS team, along with most of the USL and NWSL teams. Through pre-game chapels, group prayer & regular Bible studies, chaplains are present to serve and encourage players as they answer questions of faith.  Its about helping pro players know Christ and the difference He makes. 

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LIFE IN PRO SOCCER

25.7

Average Age of Players in the US Leagues

Struggles

Each Pro Player Struggles with Some Form of Pressure, Isolation, and Relationships

47.8%

Percentage of Players who were born outside the United States

what we do

As chaplains, we are volunteers who look to meet our teams’ needs. Due to the amount of time players & coaches dedicate to their sport, many of them tend to not have a strong sense of church community. Through game-day chapels, Bible studies, one-one mentorship & more, our mission is to bring spiritual community, as well as a grounded support system, to them!

Get connected

MLS/USL

If you are a pro player, get connected to a

chaplain on your team.

INTERnational

Get connected to our chaplain
in London who works with
players in Europe.

NWSL

Players can get connected to a chaplain on their team.

BE PART OF THE VISION