• 2020 was an interesting year — for non-profits and soccer, alike. The global pandemic changed many plans for chaplains and for the world of football, in the U.S. and around the world. And, as the world raced to come to grips with the changes and to adapt, Soccer Chaplains United and other groups serving soccer also needed to adjust to the ever-changing and always changing needs. The Soccer Chaplains United Annual Report 2020 contains a brief summary of the work accomplished in the past year. Of course, there are so many stories and highlights from this past year that you can find on our blog roll, but we've tried to condense and put together a summary that holds us accountable

    Mar 12,
  • Valor Christian High School Boy Soccer starts their season next Monday night. Soccer Chaplains United Chaplain, Greg Navitsky, who serves the team voluntarily, joins the podcast today for part two — sharing his soccer and life journey as well as his hopes and prayers for the Valor Eagles team. Today, on the From the Touchline podcast, listen as Chaplain Greg shares more about his Liverpool Academy experience and his journey that led him to Colorado and serving at Valor. From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues

    Mar 10,
  • Boys high school soccer in Colorado is just about to kickoff from a delayed started going back to last fall. Valor Christian High School chaplain, Greg Navitsky, joins the podcast today to share about his soccer and life story in this, part one of a two-episode podcast. The From the Touchline podcast hosted by Rev Brad Kenney, features an interview with Chaplain Greg. Greg shares about how soccer was a huge part of his life growing up and how he reached a really high level, but was aware that maybe God was calling him to something different. Hear more about this former Liverpool Academy trialist who is a recent Denver Seminary graduate and addition to Soccer Chaplains United. From the

    Mar 03,
  • I recently shared with some friends the evolution of Soccer Chaplains United. When I was getting started with the volunteer chaplaincy withe the Colorado Rapids in 2002, I wanted to have something that would help craft vision and mission guide and guardrails. I was reading I Timothy 4:8 — Physical training is of some value, but godliness (or spiritual training) has value for this life and the life to come. That's it! I declared. We need to be cross-trained. We need to have physical and spiritual training balance. For me, when I looked at the athletes and others I was working with in soccer, I could see an imbalance — the physical was accentuated and had all the time and attention.

    Feb 25,
  • 2020 and 2021 have been difficult for college sports teams — seasons postponed, games canceled, college recruiting stopped, scholarships extended, and more. During such times, as coaches and athletes alike struggle with the every shifting, ever adapting changes it can be a vital space for a chaplain to step into and serve, and love, and speak truth. Well today, on the From the Touchline podcast, Chaplain Miss Kim joins me on the podcast to share a bit about her life story and to talk about her work with the Trinity International University Men's Soccer Team. Kim's unique role wasn't something she necessarily sought out, but God opened an amazing door and looking back over her life story, it's easy to

    Feb 24,