We all know the saying about assuming. It is a travesty when we as Sports Chaplains/Mentor do it with the athletes, coaches and staff under our influence. I believe it is safest to view everyone as an unbeliever until we see evidence of spiritual growth. Do not assume that your athlete is a Christian simply because they went to a church with their family before college and pray over their pre-game meal.
I encourage you to read a poignant blog post HERE
In this blog you find ten reasons, ten reasons only someone who truly works with college students could come up with, why 70-80% of church youth leave the church!
Here are a few reasons I found very perceptive:
The Church is “Relevant