Developing sports chaplaincy in Port Lincoln

CHAPLAINCY TRAINING: Peter Linn, Barry Luke, Steve Ardill, Rob Schubert, National Ministry development director Steve Stubbings, Brian Bascombe, Ian Kluge, Roger Johnson and Kerry Graetz.
CHAPLAINCY TRAINING: Peter Linn, Barry Luke, Steve Ardill, Rob Schubert, National Ministry development director Steve Stubbings, Brian Bascombe, Ian Kluge, Roger Johnson and Kerry Graetz.

Sports Chaplaincy Australia visited Port Lincoln from September 11 to 13 to provide training for local Sports Chaplains in the area.

Seven participants gathered at St Thomas’ Church for Sports Chaplaincy Australia’s Level 2 training, which is a three-day training event.

Participants included some who are already in their role in sporting clubs and others who are investigating what this means for them.

National Ministry development director Steve Stubbings travelled from Melbourne to lead the training, and Roger Johnson from the SA state office was also there to support the training.

Mr Johnson is pleased to see sports chaplaincy developing on the region.

“It’s exciting to see individuals and faith communities getting involved in sports chaplaincy in the Port Lincoln region and all over the Eyre Peninsula.”

The Port Lincoln Minister’s Association has been active in supporting sports chaplaincy in Port Lincoln. 

Minister’s Association chairman Pastor Rob Schubert of the Lutheran Church said it was another example of Christian churches in Port Lincoln cooperating in order to serve their community.

“We have a tradition of supporting involvement in the community through our support of pastoral care workers in our schools and events like the community carols on the foreshore.

“Sports chaplaincy is another way the churches are seeking to support our community.”