It was a productive trip to Miami last week for Kansas City Chiefs owner/CEO Clark Hunt. The obvious headliner: His team won its first NFL championship in half a century in their typically-stunning comeback style.
But Hunt, who has spoken often about the centrality of his Christian faith, also connected with the “Explore God Miami” initiative, a project led by more than 100 churches and groups in the Miami-Dade area over the next seven weeks that invites people to explore answers to common questions people have about God and faith.
“We had a chance to learn about the Explore God outreach last week during our trip to Miami for Super Bowl LIV, and we were excited about the potential impact the event could have on the South Florida community,” said Tavia and Clark Hunt. “Explore God Miami presents a unique opportunity to unite a diverse group of people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and beliefs and tackle some of the most important questions life has to offer. We hope everyone will take advantage of this incredible community event.”
The churches and groups involved represent more than 30 denominations and four languages. People of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to attend services or conversation groups to share their perspectives on these big questions.
“Millions bring their questions and struggles to Explore God as they search for truth about God and guidance in their faith journeys,” said Explore God president Jamie Radtke in a media release. “Our content and initiatives like Explore God Miami are designed to welcome all people into healthy conversations about God and faith. We’re excited to see the impact on the Miami area, and we’re thankful for the support of Clark and Tavia Hunt.”
Clark, who became a Christian at 10 years old, has built a culture around his Christian faith, saying he makes it a top priority for his staff.
“We want our employees to develop spiritually,” Hunt said in October at the CityFest East Texas Men’s Luncheon, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph. “In the National Football League, Christ is really glorified. My identity is my faith in Christ.”
That faith has influenced many in the Chiefs organization.
“He sets the precedent, obviously. He’s the leader here and he’s always been very receptive to having chaplains right in the mix of things,” punter Dustin Colquitt told Sports Spectrum last week, referring to team chaplain Marcellus Casey.
“It’s really a faith-filled environment at the stadium and with their family. So it makes it really easy as a chaplain to have a positive impact with the players and with the coaches,” Casey said recently on the Sports Spectrum Podcast.
“There’s definitely a lot of Christians in the organization, and when it starts at the top, that’s pretty powerful, with the owner, and he kind of sets it from there,” offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski told Sports Spectrum last week.
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