The PrinciplesTM

"The Principles" are the Gospel applied to sport, experienced through sport and spoken in the language of sport. 


These five principles are part of a unique curriculum developed by our Athletes in Action staff over the last 40 years, that will give you a Biblical framework to help you see sport as an opportunity to worship God, so that you can participate in sport in a way that honors Him. 


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  • Watch principle 1

    Audience of One (Ao1)TM - Who or what do I worship?


    Watch Principle 1 taught by Derrick Puckett at UTC TC 2017 (:39)

    Watch Principle 1 taught by Teg Tegelaar at UTC CO 2016 (:46)

    Watch Principle 1 taught by Teg Tegelaar at UTC CO 2015 (:47)

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  • Watch PRINCIPLE 2

    INSIDE GAMETM - What motivates me?


    Watch Principle 2 taught by Maya Moore at UTC TC 2017 (:46)

    Watch Principle 2 taught by Aaron Fears at UTC CO 2017 (:43)

    Watch Principle 2 taught by Rasool Berry at UTC CO 2016 (:45)

    Watch Principle 2 taught by Emma Tautolo at UTC CO 2015 (:38)

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  • Watch PRINCIPLE 3

    HOLY SWEAT/WHOLLY SURRENDERTM - How do I grow and move forward?


    Watch Principle 3 taught by Reza Zadeh at UTC SoCal 2017 (:53) 

    Watch Principle 3 taught by Emma Tautolo at UTC SoCal 2016 (:48)

    Watch Principle 3 taught by Teg Tegelaar at UTC CO 2016 (:37)

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  • Watch PRINCIPLE 4

    HURTIN' FOR CERTAINTM - How do I respond to pain & suffering?


    Watch Principle 4 taught by Chelsea Vaughn at UTC CO 2018 (:41)

    Watch Principle 4 taught by Emma Tautolo at UTC SoCal 2018 (1:00)

    Watch Principle 4 taught by Aaron Fears at UTC CO 2017 (:51)

    Watch Principle 4 taught by Rasool Berry at UTC CO 2016 (:42)

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  • Watch PRINCIPLE 5

    VICTORY BEYOND COMPETITIONTM - How do I live for God's Kingdom instead of my kingdom?


    Watch Principle 5 taught by Derrick Puckett at UTC TC 2017 (:36)

    Watch Principle 5 taught by Karen Brackman at UTC CO 2017 (:56)

    Watch Principle 5 taught by Teg Tegelaar at UTC CO 2016 (:42)

  • 11 Minute Chapel version - Principle 1

    Watch a 10-Minute chapel version of Principle 1 based on Colossians. 

  • 10 MINUTE CHAPEL VERSION - PRINCIPLE 2

    Watch a 10-Minute chapel version of Principle 2.

  • 10 MINUTE CHAPEL VERSION - PRINCIPLE 3

    Watch a 10-Minute chapel version of Principle 3

  • 15 MINUTE CHAPEL VERSION - PRINCIPLE 4

    Watch a 10-Minute chapel version of Principle 4

  • 15 MINUTE CHAPEL VERSION - PRINCIPLE 4

    Watch a 10-Minute chapel version of Principle 4 (Life of Job Version).

  • 13 MINUTE CHAPEL VERSION - PRINCIPLE 5

    Watch a 10-Minute chapel version of Principle 5.