The Province of Canterbury in the Church of England is launching a Ministry of Sport throughout the dioceses which make the province. The Ministry of Sport is teaming up with the UK organization Christians in Sport. The idea for this new outreach is to reach out to the millions of folks in the UK involved in sport, whether as spectators or as participants.
The Most Revd Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, participating in the launch said that evangelism is one of the two things integral to being a Christian, worshiping God and sharing the good news of Jesus.
There are two things that every single Christian should do. . . Not out of a sense of duty, but out of the overflow of God’s love. One is to worship, and the other is to witness. And you could say that apart from those two, everything else is decoration.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby
The Church of England is in hope that this will be an effective program of loving folks into the Church. It is designed specifically not to be an aggressive form of reaching out to folks in the UK who are involved in sport. The plan is to make a similar presentation and inaugurate the Ministry of Sport in the Church of England’s northern province, York, later in the year.
The main photo is from the Anglican Communion News Service where you may read more about the new evangelistic outreach.