• The Lewan Family Foundation has, once again, provided a grant to help support the work of Soccer Chaplains United.  The foundation has partnered now, for the last four years, with our ministry. Their partnership has helped sustain Soccer Chaplains United through some key organizational moments, including the rebranding of the ministry which happened a couple of years ago. The Lewan family has been a notable name in Denver for many years through their company, Lewan Technology. The Lewan Family Foundation has had a long legacy of service and support of many local Denver and Colorado organizations including Denver Seminary, where many of our chaplains and counselors have received training. Soccer Chaplains United is non-profit, 501(c)3 and we are dependent upon

    May 31,
  • Six friends are heading out on a journey to be part of what God is doing in northern Haiti. Matthew Hulst, an urban missionary with Urban Skye and leader with Coram Deo — Lafayette will be part of a group that will head to Haiti between June 13-23. The team will be helping launch a long term soccer ministry in Cap-Haïtien. The project will be lead by local Haitian leaders who have a heart to disciple and mentor youth and the team orienting from Colorado will come alongside to aid and support the launch. Hurst shared with me, Their vision is to use soccer to plant seeds of hope and empower the youth to future embrace their role as future influencers in

    May 24,
  • Colorado Rapids Assistant Chaplain, Gerardo Alvarez, has felt that it is time to move on from Soccer Chaplains United. He has had a more specific call to put more attention to his family during this season of life and so, he will be stepping down at the end of May. Gerardo has served well as the assistant bilingual chaplain since 2018. He shared with me, One of the thing I enjoyed seeing the most in working with the Rapids, was to see how the professional soccer players looked forward to go into the field to display their passion and capability; serving their families was a pleasant experience.Gerardo Alvarez, Colorado Rapids Assistant Chaplain, 2018-2019 Key to Gerardo's time in ministry was the

    May 22,
  • Two years ago, a group of students, parents, and sponsors from Colorado Springs Christian Schools (CSCS) headed to Quito, Ecuador. Their mission trip team partnered with Inca Link Ecuador and their soccer ministry, Cumbre Alta.   Inca Link has a massive vision — they desire to reach the 300+ million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. The national Inca Link organizations do this through evangelism and discipleship, training leaders, connecting people, and compassion ministries. They are devoted to helping the least of these in Latin America. This year, a group of students who attend CSCS will again be looking to come alongside and serve the needs Inca Link has in their ministries, specifically in Ecuador. Jason Rollins, CSCS Athletic Director and coach

    May 15,
  • Recently, we have been searching for chaplain candidates in the Chattanooga area. It's a search that began last year as news of a USL — League One team would begin play in 2019. Also, there is another team that plays in the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League) in Chattanooga — an amateur league, but part of the pathway to professional soccer. Both the NPSL and USL — League One (third division of professional soccer) are smaller leagues with lower franchising fees and requirements (stadium size, etc.). Often these teams function on much smaller budgets and may rely heavily on a volunteer base for support. Smaller budgets mean smaller wages (for staff and athletes). But these clubs can also draw some

    May 08,