You’ll know from reading our letters over the past few years that part of God’s plan for us through our ministry with Cru has been the privilege of working with athletes at St. Cloud State. What started in 2010 as a 1-2 hour/week step of faith, has now turned into a fulfilling passion for both of us. Through that initial step of faith, God has blown us away with His work at SCSU as the Athletes in Action ministry has grown to nearly 70 athletes involved in our five weekly Bible studies.
While we have enjoyed many parts of our job with Cru at SCSU, launching and leading this Athletes in Action ministry has far and above been the work we have loved the most. Most recently, it has been so much fun to see God use Kristina in some incredible ways to reach women’s athletes with the gospel and to disciple women to lead their teammates to the Lord. We are excited to announce that we’ve recently been asked to consider making a transition to work full-time with AIA. The new role will be to become a co-campus director with AIA at the University of Minnesota and work alongside another couple who started AIA there in 2007: Luke and Alisha Kaiser (pictured below). Check out the U of M AIA ministry here.
With only a handful of staff members, they have been unable to reach the hundreds of U of M athletes on their own. One thing we are particularly excited about is that we will continue to lead the St. Cloud State AIA ministry and because of the close proximity we will even be able to make campus visits a couple times a month. As a ministry of Cru, the mission of AIA is one we can get excited about: Building spiritual movements everywhere through the platform of sport so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. After much prayer, discernment, and wise counsel, this December we made the decision to accept this role and begin our work with AIA at the U of M in the fall! Our time with Cru at SCSU has now ended and we will soon move to the Twin Cities to begin raising the new financial support we need for this role and our baby girl! Please be praying for us, the SCSU AIA ministry and what God has planned for us in this new role serving full-time with Athletes in Action! If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
Want to hear more about AIA? Check out this video: