Dealing with disappointment

Short Christian video – Adam Pengilly’s story of disappointment at the Winter Olympics and how his Christian faith helped him get through it.

Ministry use licence

Description

How does an Olympic athlete cope with failure?

What is your reaction when you experience disappointment? In sport, every athlete with enjoy successes, but also have to face up to failures.

Watch Adam Pengilly's story of crushing disappointment at the Winter Olympics and how his Christian faith helped him get through it.

"I had a bad Olympic games, but at the end of the day, it didn't matter at all, because my identity was not in my performance. I'm not 'Adam the guy who finished in X place', I'm 'Adam the Christian that Jesus has saved through his death on a cross.' "

Possible Discussion Questions

  • How have you reacted to disappointments in your own life?
  • Does being a Christian help you to cope with failure?

 

Credits

Produced by Christians in Sport

Christians in Sport exists to reach the world of sport for Christ. Billions of people around the world play sport and Christians in Sport want to share the good news of Jesus with them and train Christian sports people to do the same.

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

Born to Play Olympics 2020 Real lives: The Olympian