• Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent. For the next 40 days (excluding Sundays) Christians around the world will "practice Lent" in this time leading up to Easter. Perhaps Lent is a familiar space for you - one in which you have grown up in. Or, maybe, Ash Wednesday is that one day a year where you wonder why people are walking about with black marks on their foreheads? Wherever you are in your experience, knowledge or understanding of Lent and its practice — there is an invitation to draw closer to God and to examine one's faith and spiritual practice in an intentional way, during this season. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad briefly shares

    Feb 26,
  • Yesterday, Darren Dragovich announced he would not seek to renew his term on the Soccer Chaplains United Board of Directors. For the past four years, Darren has brought a lot to the board. With his initial start in 2016, he helped to facilitate a church partnership conversation with Cherry Creek Presbyterian and a meeting with the church's missions committee. Darren's background with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and CGF (College Golf Fellowship) also lent invaluable experience to the ministry during a time of important transition and change. Darren shares his personal story of how a chaplain impacted him in college I have thoroughly enjoyed serving on the Board since 2015, and remain in complete support of Soccer Chaplains United and

    Feb 25,
  • Valor Christian High School Soccer is returning to Tamarindo, Costa Rica in what has become an annual tradition. This year's trip will feature sixteen boys from the soccer program. The team will fly down to Costa Rica during the upcoming spring break and business week — March 14 - March 23. The team will look to build two homes for needy families during the day. At night, the team will minister to the soccer community through building relationships, competing in games, and sharing the gospel with athletes from the local area. It is during this time that the team will also look to give gear away to players who need new cleats, goalie gloves, and jerseys. We look forward to

    Feb 20,
  • To what team do you ascribe allegiance to? What team/sport do you avidly follow or you might even say you, "bleed these colors?" Our allegiances to sports teams are not something that are lightly considered — and a plethora of reasons exist for the way that we follow and cheer on our sports teams. Maybe it was where we grew up, how we were raised or a special or significant person who shared their interest with us. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad looks at the topic of allegiances. While it is common to be a die hard fan for a sports team, our allegiance to God and spiritual things is often times something very different. Referenced in

    Feb 19,
  • Last year, Compassion International, a ministry based in Colorado Springs, CO took a group of athletes from the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) to El Salvador on a vision trip. The intention was to allow several athletes to interact with and see the work that Compassion is doing in the country. Matt Pirmann and Ken McKinney, leader of the trip, reached out to Soccer Chaplains United to see if there might be any gear or equipment to take down as part of the trip. Soccer Chaplains United was able to get 150 shirts and 10 soccer balls into their hands with short notice. Compassion Team Members and NWSL athletes show the children some games and drills with a ball donated

    Feb 13,