June 23rd and 24th, 2023
Highlights from the First Annual
Christians Working in Sports Conference!
Watch the CWS 2023 Welcome Video
& Link to Event Photo
On June 23rd and 24th of 2023, Uncommon Sports Group hosted the first-ever Christians Working in Sports (CWS) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference's goal was to connect believers across the sport industry, encouraging and equipping them in their faith.
CWS brought together over a hundred Christians working in college and professional sports. Together, they built relationships, met new people, and heard from a diverse collection of speakers who provided insights into their journeys as Christ-followers, sharing how their faith challenges and informs their work in sports.
Attendees heard from impactful speakers, including:
NBA Forward and Author, Jonathan Isaac
Best Selling Author and Speaker, Jon Gordon
Sports Agent and Founder KMM Sports, Kelli Masters
Vice President of Government Affairs for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Amilyn Pierce
Chaplin of the Baltimore Ravens, Johnny Shelton
Pastor of Northstar Church, Mike Linch
NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Coach, Tom Crean
Topics included the importance of community, navigating trials, making disciples in the workplace, and living "on mission". Attendees were also given time to connect and learn with one another during breakout sessions, providing opportunities to grow and learn with their peers and community.
The CWS Conference connected, encouraged, and equipped over a hundred sport industry professionals in their faith journey. We hope that the messages received and the conversations that took place will be the springboard for the Gospel to be lived out, preached, and shared across the sport industry.
Click here to check out more photos from the CWS Conference!
Speaker & Panel Sessions
Watch and listen to the CWS 2023 Speakers and Panels!
Learn from industry experts while being challenged and encouraged.
Hear what the 2023 CWS Attendees had to say about their experience:
"People who not only love people, but love God first, and out of an overflow of their heart, love people and serve others to the best of their abilities where God has placed them. Truly a humbling, convicting, and encouraging weekend with people who exemplify following Christ in all areas of the sport industry."
Assistant Track & Field, Cross Country Coach,
Black Hills State University
"This weekend has just been a glimpse of the Kingdom[of Heaven] and what it can be when the body comes together."
Beach Volleyball Coach,
Louisiana State University
The Mission in Action
Hear testimonies and ministry updates from faithful brothers and sisters working in professional and collegiate sports.
Do you have a story or testimony to share?
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