• It was a tough Thursday morning. Our board conference call the night before hadn't gone as well as I had hoped. Technical difficulties. A warm summer evening. And then the financial news. A mid-year shortfall due to our quickening pace of growth. I left feeling a bit discouraged. The next day, a meeting with church partner, Highline Community Church and a representative from the Missions Committee. I wasn't sure what the meeting was about. Would the church end their financial support? Were they looking for an update? What encouraging news could I give them especially with last night's call? I grumbled a bit as I plugged a few coins into the parking meter. Why are we meeting here? There goes more

    Jul 16,
  • Ever since rebranding last fall, Soccer Chaplains United has been experiencing a tremendous amount of growth and opportunity. Last year, at the time of rebranding, the Portland Timbers chaplains joined Soccer Chaplains United as well as the organization's first collegiate chaplain at Moody Bible Institute joined the organization. This year, we've added chaplains in Nashville and Rio Grande Valley with the second division soccer teams there and are exploring adding a chaplain at another college in Illinois. Ministry growth has outpaced ministry funding, though, for the year which has created new challenges and an opportunity. As the Board of Directors for Soccer Chaplains United seeks answers to address the shortfall, there has been looks at several different options including creating

    Jul 13,
  • Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, a Soccer Chaplains United church partner, is sending a team (including Senior Pastor Brad Strait, his wife, Soccer Chaplains United board member Darren Dragovich's family, and Children's Ministry staffer Lea Wright) to visit Hope for the Fatherless, a Christian ministry that serves orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia. Hope for the Fatherless strives to create a culture of adoption and orphan care worldwide by working in and through local communities. The team from Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church will be ministering to the children who are part of HFTF's group homes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There are ten children in each home. In addition, the team will also visit one of the children who are sponsored by

    Jul 12,
  • Amazon's Prime Day is almost here. Deals start July 16, 3pm ET and run through July 17. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year. We'd like to remind our supporters to shop at AmazonSmile and designate Soccer Chaplains United as your charity of choice. When you do, Amazon will donate to Soccer Chaplains United. Simply follow this link to designate us! Thank you from all of us here at Soccer Chaplains United.

    Jul 11,
  • Today, the summer transfer window for Major League Soccer opens. From July 10 - August 9, MLS teams can make trades and bring in foreign talent. For many teams, this window represents an opportunity to make improvements to a team — some teams bring in a player from another country or from a team within the league in an effort to try bolster team needs and win a coveted playoff position. For fans, many are hopeful that a playmaker or difference-maker brought in can propel their team to victory or help continue to sustain early-season efforts. But on the other side, the summer transfer window also represents a time of need for MLS teams and their respective chaplains or ministry

    Jul 10,
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