Since 1996, Church Sports Outreach (CSO) has been committed to redeeming the idol of sports and the people who play them by leading a global movement of gospel centered sports ministries in local churches. 

Who is CSO?

To see the CSO staff and contact information, click here.  CSO, along with The Sports Chaplains Network, is a part of The Sports Outreach Group.

What Does CSO Do?

Since we are involved in sports ministry, we’ll use a sports analogy to answer the question of what we do. Every player who plays a sport needs three things: 1) A coach, 2) Teammates, 3) Equipment

CSO offers these three things to a sports ministry at a local church. The staff at CSO serve as coaches and mentors for sports outreach leaders. We provide training, classes, and leadership development to help these leaders integrate sports and ministry. Secondly, we help sports ministers connect with other sports ministers. CSO has worked with hundreds of churches in the United States and partner formally with 85+ churches in the CSO Network. This extensive network allows staff and lay leaders to connect with one another and learn from each other. Lastly, CSO aims to resource sports ministries through the CSO blog and Products. The blog and products serve as places to read articles, watch videos, and listen to messages geared around sports ministry.

To learn more about how CSO can help your church, visit the CSO Network page.

Where is CSO?

The offices of CSO are located in the metropolitan area of Charlotte, NC.  Click here to contact.

Learn More About CSO

The below webinar discusses the history of CSO as well as the nature of the work we do with local churches.

Outline of Webinar:


00:30-10:19–Why Church Sports Outreach (CSO) Exists

10:20-15:57–Who is CSO?

15:58-22:51–What does CSO do?

22:52-35:17–How does CSO do this? What is the CSO Network?

35:18-41:08–Testimonies from CSO Network members Jenny Young (Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC) and Tommy Lunceford (Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC)

41:09-57:01–Questions and Closing comments

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