Introduction to CSN

The New Zealand Christian Sports Network is the New Zealand representation of the International Sports Coalition. Formed in 1985, the International Sports Coalition was formed as a partnering body to help the different spheres of sports interests to interact with each other. By doing this each part benefits from the strengths of the other and in turn is built up.

Vision Statement: Growing disciples in all nations for Christ in and through the world of sports.

The Mission Statement: Working in partnership with God and one another to establish Christ’s kingdom in and through the world of sport.

We exist to serving to grow the local church by the proclamation of the gospel and the making of disciples in and through the world of sport.

We can provide training and resources to help Christian sportsmen and women and the local church impact their communities through the language and experience of sport.

The acronym CSN stands for:

Christian:

Interdenominational Christian ministry that seeks to help Christians and churches impact their communities with the good news of Jesus through sports.

Sports:

Our sphere of influence is sports, whether that be as an athlete, coach, or spectator, to gain a deeper understanding on how they can integrate sports and faith.

Network:

CSN is not an organisation but a volunteer group of people around New Zealand and the world passionate about using sports to impact lives. This network models key “Heart” values. Click here to find out more about the 9 key values that are at the “Heart of the Movement”.

Our sphere of influence is sports, whether that be as an athlete, coach, or    spectator, to gain a deeper understanding on how they can integrate sports and faith.

CSN is not an organisation but a volunteer group of people around New Zealand and the world passionate about using sports to impact lives. This network models key “Heart” values. Click here to find out more about the 9 key values that are at the “Heart of the Movement”.

The Heart of the Movement

TO

To proclaim the gospel

To make disciples

To serve the local church

IN

In obedience to the Bible

In and through sport

In every country, every city

WE

We live as servants

We work as teams

We build partnership

CSN Heart of the movement

The heart of the movement is founded on a vision of “Growing disciples in all nations for Christ in and through the world of sports.

This is achieved through the mission of, ‘Working in partnership with God and one another to establish Christ’s Kingdom in and through the world of sport.’