Cross Training exists to publish Bible-based content aimed at honoring and glorifying King Jesus and serving his Kingdom. We want to help coaches and athletes understand the implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s Word, for sports and all of life.
Cross Training publishing ministry consists of books and videos to evangelize and disciple athletes, coaches and sports fans
Gordon Thiessen founded Cross Training in 1987 to publish Bible-centered content for athletes and coaches. For the next 28 years he served within different roles for the Fellowship of Christian of Athletes while advancing these gospel-centered resources throughout the sports world.
Mission Statement: Cross Training exists for the purpose of proclaiming the gospel through publishing books and videos to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and advance his Kingdom.
Called to Compete Ministry was co-founded by Ron Brown and Gordon Thiessen in 2018 to support these efforts with training programs for coaches, athletes and youth: Kingdom Coaching, Kingdom Sports and Kingdom Legacy.
Here’s a picture of the members of the teaching team and board of Called to Compete at a 2018 FCA Leadership Camp in Nebraska: Ron Brown, Greg Gilbert, Harry Walls, Gordon Thiessen and David Wheaton.