Called to Compete Ministry provides resources and training tools for discipling athletes and coaches in “Doing Sports God’s Way.”
Called to Compete is based on Wes Neal’s ground-breaking biblical research that impacted the sports world in the 1970s and inspired Ron Brown and Gordon Thiessen to create resources rooted in Scripture for the Christian athlete and coach over the past three decades. You can listen to Wes discuss the development of these biblical concepts below.
His groundbreaking book “Handbook on Athletic Perfection is still available through Cross Training Publishing here.
This continues to be an underdeveloped area despite the prominent place of sports in our culture. Called to Compete exists to meet that need.
Here’s Coach Ron Brown talking about this process of Called to Compete or “doing sports God’s way.”
Called to Compete is a non-profit ministry founded in 2017 by Ron Brown and Gordon Thiessen. Board members included Harry Walls (The Master’s University), Kevin Washington (Texas Football Staff), Robbie Trent (FCA Area Representative), Chris Softley (Lubbock Christian Football Coach and AD) and Josh Thiessen (Pastor of Providence Bible Church). Sandi Peterson serves as Director of Donor Relations.
The word curriculum comes from the Latin word “running course.” It is a set of courses designed to give the student expertise. Our curriculums and resources aim to provide a path for athletes and coaches to become experts in God’s design for godly competition. These resources will include books, bible studies, videos, apps and websites. In addition to these resources, we will begin providing “hands-on” training opportunities on the fields and courts for coaches and athletes through clinics and camps.
Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online or by mail to the address below.
You can also reach us at:
(402) 499-7986 and email@example.com
Called to Compete
15418 Weir Street #177
Omaha, NE 68137