Athletes in Action (AIA) is an international, interdenominational Christian fellowship open to all and geared toward college athletes. I’m affiliate staff with AIA and am honored to serve as the Director and sole staff member for the Princeton chapter.
Princeton University has a rich history of Christian-scholar athletes. Serving student athletes through fellowship, small group studies, Biblical teaching and service projects, AIA impacts and equips students to become leaders both in the arena of sports and life.
We have “GameTime” large group meetings every Thursday in McCormick 101 where we have Christian teaching and worship, with a touch of zaniness. Our student leadership team meets regularly for prayer, planning and mentoring. Moreover, students lead Bible studies on several athletic teams, including football, track and basketball.
Each December, AIA runs “Teams and Toys,” a major service project in which all varsity teams provide Christmas gifts to local needy children. It’s a remarkable undertaking that allows us to both serve and mobilize others to serve. The gift wrapping party in Frist Student Center is a colorful and loud event with over 400 students!
The Princeton AIA chapter sponsors an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) huddle at the Lawrenceville Prep school on Friday nights and we frequently speak at other local FCA huddles and events.
Tiger Aid is our outreach to injured athletes on campus as a way of showing our support.