Chaplain Camp Christian Charities

Building Spiritual Muscle in Cadet Athletes at West Point

You've all been to the stadium to see the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins.

Run to Win 

1 Corinthians 9:24

"It {spiritual muscle}means having the strength from God to lead the life that He has called you to lead. You showed that to me and you taught that to me and that has been a cornerstone of my life."

--CH Rick Funk USMA 1980

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All athletes understand the importance of physical fitness.

They work hard to be physically fit and build physical muscle for the game.

We believe that SPIRITUAL MUSCLE is necessary for the sport of life. 

"You can’t always understand God’s ways. Faith is accepting what we can’t know, and that’s the first step in moving forward."
 
--Col. Greg Gadson,
Former Army Football Co-Captain, supporter of C4 and proof of the power of Spiritual Muscle.

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL MUSCLE?

They are the muscles you need when times get tough – when you have to make hard decisions from the football field to the battlefield.

 

They are the muscles that get honed and cut through moral, ethical and spiritual development.

 

They are formed through fellowship, conversation, prayer, reflection and wrestling with the deep questions of life.

 

 
 
The Board and support team of Chaplain Camp Christian Charities will accomplish this mission by advising, supporting and resourcing the West Point Chaplain, the West Point Athletic Ministry Program and West Point FCA.
We will staff, supply, encourage and empower small group "huddles" among multiple sports teams and hundreds of cadet athletes. Like the weight room at the gym, we are a resource for cadets - spiritual spotters - there to help encourage them strengthen their faith, their resolve, their spiritual muscle.
 
"All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally."
1 Corinthians 9:25

Our mission is to build spiritual muscle in cadets.

 

We strive to encourage all cadet athletes, regardless of denomination or background, find ethical, moral and spiritual development through small group huddles. We currently only have one full time staff member for a campus of 4k cadets plus the prep school. With your support, we can build a team of huddle leaders to provide the foundation and support necessary to build spiritual muscle in cadet athletes that seek to develop their faith. 

Support our endeavor to: 

Run to Win.