MAI is uniquely equipped and positioned to share the good news of Jesus Christ around the world, including several regions restricted to traditional efforts. Since its inception, MAI has partnered with like-minded churches and organizations across the globe to create soccer ministry opportunities for hundreds of coaches and teams, and thousands of players. These opportunities include Coaches Trainings and Short-term trips, or tours, for players. We train these coaches and players by combining excellence in soccer, authentic community and our own unique sports ministry training curriculum. This is done in a context that encourages and serves ongoing overseas sports ministry initiatives. Through our international tours and training, MAI desires to generate teams of influential coaches and players who impact lives and inspire people to flourish in and for Christ wherever they are planted.
Eagles Academy Nashville Women’s Open Tour
Nashville, TN and Limeira, Brazil
May 23-June 6, 2020
Women’s Open Tour is for current and recently graduated female college soccer players. Tour will include high-level training sessions, games against quality opponents (in both Nashville and Brazil), Sports Ministry Training & Bible study, small group / intentional community building, and experiencing a new culture
Chicago Eagles Co-Ed High School Youth Tour
Marienberg, Germany & Barcelona, Spain
June 18 – July 5, 2020
SoCal Women’s Biola Japan Tour
Iwakuni, Iwata, & Osaka Japan
August 6-19, 2020
MAI, has been taking soccer teams to Japan for the past 24 years. The experience is a short-term missions trip using the sport of soccer and partnering with local churches to gain access to audiences that would otherwise not be accessible by those pastors. Less than 1% of the Japanese people claim to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. By bridging the gap through relationship first, we gain the trust to present the gospel.
SoCal Cuba Outreach
MAI has been going to Cuba training coaches to be sports ministers since 2011. Through the platform of soccer, hundreds, if not thousands are receiving the good news of a loving God that wants a personal relationship with each one.
SoCal Czech Outreach
MAI has been travelling to what was then Czechoslovakia and is now the Czech Republic since the 1980’s. We work with a network of churches and missionaries to help reach this spiritually needy country.