Articles on Ministry-type:athletes

If You Want to Make Disciples, Simplify Your Playbook

A ministry to athletes in Minnesota saw spectators become leaders, thanks to the playbook they learned from Jesus.

The Road to Mentoring: Anyone Can Change a Life

As a college student, Carly Edwards was inspired to lead others nearer to Christ through Athletes in Action. After she graduated in 2014, she saw no reason that should change. She wants you to know that anyone can change a life.

Summer is The Best Time to Mentor Men

There are moments in life that redefine who you are from who you were. John Oliver saw the beauty of such a moment unfold between two high school students from Detroit.

AIA’s Influence Extends to UNC Too

How AIA leadership and ministry has helped ground ACC Player of the Year, Justin Jackson, in his faith.

A Gonzaga Coach’s Long Journey to the Final Four

The amazing true story of how Cru helped Gonzaga reach the National Championship game.

How To Play Like No One’s Watching

A group of NFL players are making Christ famous through their footwear.

When Glorifying God Means Coming in Last Place

Abbey D’Agostino’s run in the 5000m is being lauded as one of the top sportsmanlike moments of the Olympic Games.

Why Offer Mercy When Payback is Due?

Because of Christ’s work in his life, Wisconsin DB D’Cota Dixon responded to the egregious late hit committed against him in a most unexpected way.

Laurie Hernandez Inspires at the Olympics

In a sport often determined by tenths of a point, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles won the Women’s Gymnastics Team All-Around gold medal by more than 8 points – the largest margin of victory in Olympic gymnastics history.

Gymnast hopes to head to Rio: ‘I don’t fear the future anymore’

Laurie Hernandez is a 16-year-old hoping to make the US Olympic women's gymnastics team. She has disciplined her mind, body and life toward Rio. But she has an even more important goal she wants to reach first - and it may surprise you!

Leah O'Brien-Amico

Olympic softball player Leah O'Brien-Amico recounts becoming a Christian through Athletes in Action.

Ben Carter

Varsity soccer player at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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