New Soccer Chaplains United Introduction Video
I am excited by our latest project that we’ve just completed — an introductory video that describes Soccer Chaplains United. Many times, people ask, “What do you do?” In some ways, to simply describe (or try to explain) chaplaincy doesn’t quite convey the breadth of our approach with Soccer Chaplains United. This new video is a wonderful description of the three different expressions or extensions of Soccer Chaplains United.
Our video below details the different work that Soccer Chaplains United does around the sport of soccer.
Chaplaincy — this is our primary work. We serve as chaplains to the soccer teams and organizations at various levels of the game. Our chaplaincy is about offering pastoral/spiritual care — and we serve everyone (whether they identify with a particular faith or no faith, at all). Our Christian chaplains sign a code of conduct and will often times advocate or connect people of other faith traditions into their faith community or resources.
Counseling — this is an important piece to our work of providing care that is holistic. Trained counselors have different skill sets and training that is often needed for the athletes, coaches, staff, and families within the sport of soccer. Counselors work on sliding scales and are able to utilize a counseling subsidy to remove the financial barriers to counseling. Our counselors and chaplains are connected to each other in order to best make handoffs and referrals and address the needs within the teams and communities that we serve.
Community — the global stage of soccer (fútbol, football, etc.) in many ways is a “leveler.” People in the game come from diverse backgrounds and different cultures and languages. Our community initiatives are a way for the wealthier and more resourced to give to those who are impoverished and in need. Our community projects help distribute soccer gear and equipment to help aid mission and relief work locally and around the world.
Soccer Chaplains United is non-profit, 501(c)3 and depends upon the financial support of our partners to carry out our work of developing chaplaincy, counseling, and community service across all levels of soccer. Please consider making a contribution today to help us continue growing our work.