Thu 18-Sun 21 Aug - The Third Global Congress on Sport and Christianity (3GCSC)

When: Thursday 18th August 2022, 6:00 PM - Sun 21 Aug 2022 1:30 PM
Where: Ridley Hall, Cambridge, CB3 9HG
Price: £75-£260
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The Third Global Congress on Sport and Christianity (3GCSC) is a three-day event to be hosted by Ridley Hall in Cambridge, England, between Thursday 18th August and Sunday 21st August.

The over-arching theme of the Congress is ‘servant leadership’ and, more specifically, the exploration of ways in which practitioners and academics can best serve the requirements of the field of sports ministry and chaplaincy theologically, conceptually, practically and spiritually.
A central aspiration of the gathering will be to promote the application of these ideas in line with the historical aims of the Congress and to consider how an intentional servant leadership approach might facilitate further synergies, connections and partnerships across the sector via the (co)creation of collaborative dialogue. We will be encouraging all of our speakers to consider these issues.

The aims of the Congress

In the line with the overarching ethos of the Congress, the aims of the 3GCSC are to:
  • Encourage global collaboration between academics, practitioners, politicians, policy-makers, church leaders (lay and ordained), administrators, and athletes;
  • Stimulate high quality academic and practitioner publications that have societal impact;
  • Encourage, equip and serve individuals, collectives and organisations in their sphere of influence through intentional mentoring, collaboration and partnership;
  • Stimulate a ‘culture shift’ in modern sport via the sharing of ideas and practices and a ‘coming together’ of individuals from across academic and practitioner disciplines and all streams and denominations of Christianity, culminating in an inclusive and ecumenical event.

An overview of the Congress events

3GCSC will comprise: 
  • Opening gala dinner
  • Keynote speakers
  • Parallel delegate presentations/sessions
  • Invited panel discussion
  • Sport-themed worship service
  • Marketplace networking event (during which representatives from practitioner organisations, research centres and publishers will be available to share information).