Sports ministry

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A sports ministry is the name given to religious sponsored organization that use sport to promote links between the religion and the broader population.

Three prominent sports ministries are Missionary Athletes International [1], Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action. Each organization focus on using athletics to promote Christian beliefs and values. They recognize that coaches and sports have a large impact on people on a national and global level. Both organizations promote a style of participation in athletics that they claim values moral and spiritual direction. The sports ministry of the PCUSA based in Louisville, KY called Team Sweaty Sheep claims a more inclusive theology than FCA or Athletes in Action, focusing on adult and young adult athletes in addition to student athletes.