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One Challenge uses sports ministry as a vehicle to create opportunities for sharing the gospel, planting churches, helping churches engage their communities, and developing disciple-making networks.

Connecting with the Community Through Sports

In long-term missions, One Challenge works alongside local churches and leaders to help equip them to use sports in outreach and discipleship ministries.

Sport Ambassadors, a ministry of OC, sends short-term teams to evangelize and plant seeds for ministry all around the world. For over 70 years, Sports Ambassadors has sent sports teams to more than 67 countries and sharing the gospel to more than 11 million spectators.

What Sports Ministry Looks Like:

  • Facilitating Workshops, Seminars, and Training Centers
  • Research to Evaluate and Enhance Sports Ministry Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Recruiting, Training, and Mentoring Church-Based and Parachurch Sports Ministry Leaders
  • Short-Team Teams – Camps, Clinics, Leagues, and Coaching through Sport Ambassadors

If you’d like to join a short-term Sports Ambassadors team or take you established team on a short-term ministry trip with Sport Ambassadors, you can contact Sports Ambassadors directly at or view their Facebook page.

Sports Ministry Blog Posts

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Sports Ministry Amid the Storm

A team of nine men from varied ministry backgrounds headed to Taiwan with Sports Ambassadors for two weeks of games, clinics, and sports ministry. They worked with churches, church leaders,…
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Seeds of the Gospel in Spain

The University of Northwestern Minnesota women’s soccer team took the Cordoba Province of Spain by storm. On their short-term trip, in partnership with Sports Ambassadors, they encouraged pastors, served communities,…
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Sports Ministry in Spain and Taiwan

“By God’s Grace, this team has shared the gospel with more people in two days than we are able to in a year!” – Ossman (Spanish church planter) Spain –…
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Remembering Dan Brandel – “Father, Friend, Mentor, Coach”

In memory of Dan Brandel Born October 14, 1951, in Chad, Africa Taken to glory on April 25, 2021, in Malawi, Africa One Challenge and Sports Ambassadors lost a dear…
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Multiply School Opportunity – Sports Ministry

As a ministry with short-term teams and global impact, 2020 changed the ministry of Sports Ambassadors. Although a return to international travel remains hopeful, it is unclear when that may…
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Coming Alongside Local Leaders

A common phrase in One Challenge is “coming alongside.” It’s at the center of the majority of OC work. Partnering with leaders and churches is important for sustainable, relevant ministry.…

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