Athletes in Action

Athletes in Action (AIA) has been using sports as a platform to help people answer questions of faith and to point them to Jesus. We believe that sports has the power to open doors and create connections in a way that few other things can, and that’s why we are constantly working to create new ways of reaching out to athletes and sports fans alike. Ultimately, our goal is to see peoples’ lives changed as they discover God’s purpose for their life.

We dream of a day when there are Christ-followers on every team, in sport, in every nation. We believe this is possible when organizations and individuals - who want every athlete to know someone who truly follows Jesus - work together toward the common goal of furthering God’s kingdom.

Sports is a universal language. Everyone, regardless of race, culture, socio-economic status or religious conviction, understands the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

As we work toward the fulfillment of our goal of seeing Christ-followers on every team, in every sport at UPIKE, we’re dependent on God to raise up leaders who will use the platform of sports to bring the gospel to their campus. We really believe that entire cultures and nations can be changed for the better as athletic leaders use their unique positions to point others to Christ.

For more information, please contact Rich Duffield at

AIA meets on Mondays in Meditation Chapel at 6 p.m.
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