The ECSU networking conference – ‘The Gathering’ – was the biggest ECSU conference in history. Going back to our roots in Vienna where the first conference took place, 300 leaders from 48 countries gathered together for four days to be trained in sports mission, hear talks from the Bible, be encouraged by other Christians around Europe and network together.
Teaching was split according to sports mission context: Health and Fitness, Competitive Sport or Community Sport and Play alongside a ReadySetGO Training stream. Spotlight talks challenged people’s thinking on topical issues and we gathered together morning and evening for devotional talks.
With many new contacts and friendships formed, it was a testament to the power of the ReadySetGO resource in putting sports mission directly into the hands of practitioners enabling them to do it without outside help.
The next Gathering will be 2019 but watch this space for other ECSU conferences running in 2018.