What is a Chaplain?


As a sports chaplain,it is your sacred duty and high privilege to love and to lead the people in your charge. It is your responsibility to pray for, to serve, to challenge and to extravagantly love them. You can do no more and the Lord Jesus expects no less. You must be willing to invest and begin a journey of faith that will be most fulfilling for you and for those whom you serve.


What do Chaplains do?


  • Pray for and encourage athletes, coaches, their families and support staff
  • Be available and equipped to assist in crisis situations
  • Alert the coach, administration and/or tour staff to critical issues that affect a team, program or tour
  • Provide training and resources for character development and life management skills
  • Coordinate and lead chapel services
  • Coordinate special ministry/outreach events



The Role of a Chaplain

Learn about the FCA Chaplain Ministry
at the University of Louisville

The people of sport have tremendous influence. Many are called to be Christ’s ambassadors to the sporting community and are given a unique opportunity to publicly display the parallel between biblical principles and athletic fundamentals. But too often, the people of sport are the most misunderstood and spiritually neglected. They are also some of the most exploited and overexposed within the Christian community.

That’s why the sports chaplain is among the most strategic points of ministry for our complex world.

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