Athletes in Action


Rev. Craig Luekens is the Coordinator of Athletes in Action at Yale. If you have any questions and/or would like to visit with him, please e-mail him at

Tess Thompson is one of our student leaders and would love to connect with you if you have any questions or interest. You can email her at

Faith Community: 

Athletes in Action (AIA) is a student-led sports ministry dedicated to building a community of fellowship founded in the loving character of Jesus Christ. We seek to reach out to students through large group meetings, fun activities, and individual connections. We welcome people of all backgrounds to explore the Christian faith. We meet weekly during the academic year and have Bible studies throughout the week, fellowship activities, and retreats throughout the year. To explore the national organization of AIA, please click here for lots of resources, info, and videos about programs. To be included on the email list so you can stay up-to-date on all our activities, please email Craig.


Large Group – Joyful fellowship. Authentic relationships. Welcoming worship. Practical talks. Fun games. Those are the key aspects to our weekly time together, which always serves as an important hour of rest and encouragement. We meet Tuesday nights at 9pm, in the BK North Mendenhall Room (although confirm with Craig in case that changes)

Small Groups – Freshman, Men’s, and Women’s small groups meet each week to develop deeper relationships with God and with one another. There is always a welcoming spirit, an open discussion, and study of God’s Word.

Fellowship Activity – Varying from week to week, these include s’mores, bowling, game nights, movie nights and parties. All are welcome!

Retreats – Our regional retreat with AIA movements across the Northeast is in early February. Half of the years we also have a smaller Fall Retreat specifically for Yalies whose sport prevents them from going in February.