Catalytic Ministries


Sports ministries are building and strengthening communities of Jesus followers.

Sports is pioneering new in-roads into communities around the world by enabling Catalytic workers to lead, coach and disciple people that otherwise wouldn’t be reached. Sports goes beyond language and cultural boundaries, and crosses barriers of race and injustice.

Our coaches and athletes are disciple-makers, hosting community sports activities, engaging in sports leagues and training both coaches and athletes in biblical principles. And Catalytic sports ministries aren’t only focused on mainline sports; our extreme and adventure sports teams are also growing — in the air and on the waves and rock faces around the world.

Coaches and athletes at work


Run 4 the world (r4tw)

Bringing athletes together through running, R4TW creates awareness and mobilises action for mission projects around the world. Participants can organise their own event or join an existing one, raising funds and praying for specific causes.

multiply school

A month-long training, Multiply School equips leaders to multiply Jesus followers through sports. Participants are led through topics like team leadership, partnerships, disciple-making, Discovery Bible Studies and sports coaching, and given tools to implement acquired skills in the ministries they are a part of.

sports coaches

Catalytic Ministries has created a network of sports coaches, equipping them with both ministry and coaching qualifications that can influence any community. A coach’s main focus is to multiply Jesus followers, on and off the field. They gain access to communities that have little engagement with the gospel through sports initiatives like tournaments, clinics and camps.

students playing games
"In OM in Africa, most of our successful church planting efforts have been spearheaded by sports. It is a key entry strategy here in Africa and other parts of the world.”

- Melvin Chiombe, OM in Africa Leader

Latest Sports Stories

SportsLink currently works on 352 sport fields, of which 176 are among those who may have never heard of Christ before. Through SportsLink’s growth, 9,600 people in 36 countries have decided to follow Jesus.
Kumar cycles incredible distances to raise funds for ministry. Photo by Kumar.
Kumar, a lifelong cyclist and dedicated missions worker, has spent nearly 40 years reaching out to the Hethne community, using his cycling prowess to raise funds and encouraging professionals to engage with the Hethne people — all while embracing challenges and heartwarming encounters.