• This past Sunday, the Valor Costa Rica Discovery Team gathered to pack for the trip. All of the collected soccer gear had to be crammed into bags and distributed as the team prepares to head down to Costa Rica. While there, the team will build a couple of homes and host a number of soccer camps and clinics. Parents and families of the team members came later to pray over and commission the team before leaving. After listening to many of the leaders share about the trip, I offered a brief reflection from Isaiah 58, and specifically verses 11 & 12 as an encouragement: The Lord will guide you continually,     giving you water when you are dry     and restoring your

    Mar 15,
  • Rev Brad reflects on the news of the NASL shutting down for the 2018 season and how displaced people are often found in soccer, the world, and in the Bible.  Inquiries and feedback can be sent to podcast@soccerchaplainsunited.org. From the Touchline is a short-feature (10 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney and occasional guests touching on various issues around faith, family, and football. Check out the Soccer Chaplains United App and go to the Media section. Under podcasts you will see a new podcast for 3/14/2018 entitled "Displaced People." If you don't have the app yet, you can download the Soccer Chaplains United App from the Google and App Store. Search "SoccChaplain" and look for our logo (see photo below)!

    Mar 14,
  • Soccer Chaplains United is pleased to announce the approval and placement of Billy Cerveny to serve as chaplain for Nashville SC. Billy is a long-time Nashville resident and a pastor at Midtown Fellowship Church. Before becoming a pastor, Billy was a Nashville singer and songwriter as well as a writer and television producer. He co-wrote the book “Take The Walk” with the band Hanson.   He comes to Soccer Chaplains United after our 6-month search stretching back to August of 2017. The placement has taken an extra amount of time as Nashville SC was recently awarded an expansion placement with Major League Soccer (MLS).  The team will begin play in the United Soccer League (USL) until the team makes the transition

    Mar 12,
  • Rev Brad shares a reflection on a powerful quote from one of the Christian, Desert Mothers. Great athletes have to contend with powerful enemies. What enemy do you contend with? Inquiries and feedback can be sent to podcast@soccerchaplainsunited.org. From the Touchline is a short-feature (10 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney and occasional guests touching on various issues around faith, family, and football. Check out the Soccer Chaplains United App and go to the Media section. Under podcasts you will see a new podcast for 3/7/2018 entitled "Syncletica - Great Athletes, Powerful Enemies." If you don't have the app yet, you can download the Soccer Chaplains United App from the Google and App Store. Search "SoccChaplain" and look for our logo

    Mar 07,
  • Timothy Project: Valor Christian High School, Kolkata, India 2018.  A vision was cast years ago by a Valor Christian High School Discovery team that has taken root and is beginning to become a reality.  The next team of students and teachers to travel to the slums of Kolkata will continue to grow the boy's soccer program with the dream of establishing a fully sustainable soccer club. Valor alumni, teachers and students desire to reach the boys of the slum with the gospel message.  This is challenging, and retaining them is even more challenging.  John DeYoung, a Valor teacher, came up with an idea that could help solve the dilemma, a soccer program. About three years ago, one Valor Christian Alumni

    Mar 01,