A Message from the President
Dr. Wayne Jacobs
Welcome to the world of CSKLS! The Christian Society for Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Studies exists to provide opportunities for Christian professionals in the fields of Kinesiology, Leisure and Recreation, Sport Management, Sport Psychology, and so many other fields to fellowship, mentor, integrate our faith at work, and develop professionally in our fields. These “pillars” of our organization are voiced in our mission statement: “CSKLS is an international community of Christian scholars and professionals committed to excellence in kinesiology, leisure, and sport through faith integration, professional development, mentoring, and fellowship.” Each year, we have a wonderful conference together with outstanding presentations, the granting of awards (Distinguished Service and Literary), and, most important, fellowship and fun!
Our conferences are great opportunities to network and grow in a scholarly, but informal way. Our 2019 conference was a part of the 2nd Global Congress on Sport and Christianity at Calvin University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For 2020, our conference will return to Nashville at Lipscomb University. Please consider joining us in the fun and fellowship at our conference and get involved in the ministry we have all over the world!