• Soccer Chaplains United, is is pleased to support another project and team headed to eSwatini. eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland was renamed by the king in honor of the 50th anniversary of gaining independence. Headed to eSwatini is a team from Mountain Springs Church in Colorado Springs in coordination with Beyond Survival.  The team will feature Soccer Chaplains United's own, Cory Jones, who serves as a community coordinator in the Colorado Springs area. Development of key relationships has been happening for the last number of years and Cory and the team from Colorado Springs have a good relationship with Xolani Moyo, who started a sports ministry that has now blossomed into a few teams.  The motto is "Sport.  Faith.  Future." noting that

    Jun 26,
  • I had the privilege, last week, of spending time here in Colorado with many different members of the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) during the denominations' 39th annual General Assembly. The General Assembly was hosted by Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (one of our partner churches) and featured a week long gathering with worship, leadership and education tracks, networking, and conducting church business (voting on constitutional pieces, etc.). The week started, for me, on Monday by joining some of the pastors up at Beaver Ranch Disc Golf Course for a round of disc golf. Of course, one of my favorite activities and hobbies on one of my favorite courses here in Colorado. The event was headed up by the Presbytery of the

    Jun 24,
  • The youth group at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, one of Soccer Chaplains United's partner churches, will be taking a trip to Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July. A team of 19 students and leaders, passionate about serving the Lord and others, will leave for a couple of weeks to travel to Ethiopia and Uganda and work with different groups and organizations in each country. Our team is excited about this opportunity to participate in how God is working across the world. We are going on this trip to love, bless, and encourage people in Uganda and Ethiopia.Sophia Schwarz, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church Trip Participant For the first part of the trip, the team from Cherry Creek will be

    Jun 24,
  • Perhaps one of the more difficult parts of our community work comes in the mundane task of sorting through donations. Often times, Soccer Chaplains United receives donations that are thrown together into plastic bags and cardboard boxes, it can take hours to sort and piece things together. And when we get a specific request, like we did from Matthew Hulst and Coram Deo, you end up holding your breath sometimes because you aren't sure if you can match exactly what they are looking for. But what is amazing is to "pull" the request and see what God does. Specifically, Hulst and co. asked for 4 different uniform sets — jerseys, shorts, socks, etc. And a few weeks ago when I

    Jun 11,
  • One of the things that I have come to learn in leading Soccer Chaplains United is that you never know what God might have in store when you say goodbye to one team member and God brings another. Recently, our first bookkeeper, went on and advanced in her bookkeeping and accounting work with joining a local private school's accounting and bookkeeping team. The change meant that Soccer Chaplains United would soon need to look for a new bookkeeper. I nearly pulled out my hair trying to find someone. Our bookkeeping needs are quite small and not a whole lot of hours, but is still a critical function of our ministry and for our growth. Several interviews and after quite a

    Jun 04,