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Spiritual Fitness Workouts are designed for Catholic men to help them grow spiritually and strengthen their faith. Spiritual Fitness Workouts can be used by either groups or individuals on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The content for these workouts is derived from three primary sources: the Scriptures, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and episodes of the "Crossing the Goal" TV show, which airs weekly on EWTN.
Pope St. John Paul II said, "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think the wide circle of the American Society or the wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the antichrist. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously…"
Crossing the Goal is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to call, equip and empower Catholic men to become and stay spiritually fit in their faith through the utilization of Spiritual Fitness Workouts.
60-minute Spiritual Workouts for individual players where a group is not available
Tailored for small teams - easy to get started; meetings are 80 minutes
Focus is new or existing larger teams; meetings are 90 minutes
Directed study of Discipleship intended for mature teams; meetings are 90 minutes
Crossing The Goal is a ministry to men that I can wholeheartedly recommend for all men. CTG's focus has been laser sharp in speaking the truth of the gospel to the hearts of men in a non-superficial way while addressing them in a manner and voice that they can hear. I truly believe that CTG is one of the mighty arrows in the quiver of the Lord that is being unleashed today to raise up, heal, and set on fire the hearts of men.
Thanks to Crossing the Goal and the band of brothers in our weekly men's group at St. Leonard in Muskego, WI, my faith and my life have been transformed. Our weekly Thursday CTG meetings and small group discussions are a highlight of each week. More important, I have learned how to better live my faith in all facets of my life and appreciate the gift we have been given in the Eucharist. CTG provides a very broad selection of programs that relate to Catholic men of all ages and faith experience. Coach Danny and his team appeal to everyman with down to earth experience and challenges.
As a busy physician, husband, and father of four, I often find my priorities off balance. Having been raised in a Latin American culture, further places emphasis on what a man is supposed to do. Crossing the Goal has been that change agent in my life, reminding me of what God wants from ME and, as a result, I am better able to lead my family and to be a disciple for Christ. I recommend CTG workouts to all men who are trying to fulfill their calling to be men of God.
There was a gap in my life. It consists of the man I am and the man I want to be. Real change never came about until I fell in love with the person of Jesus Christ. The courage to make that change was a result of a small group of men using Crossing The Goal. It has been an essential guide in leading the transformation of myself and so many others. That gap in my life is narrow today because I walk with other men that are seeking the same answers in life.
The crisis in the Church today seems to have a lot to do with two main things: discipleship and men. In general, many have forgotten or shirked what it means to be a disciple. In addition, one can easily ask, "Where are all the men?" We live in a culture in which men don’t know how to be men - true, authentic masculine. In my experience, I have never seen anything better than Crossing the Goal in addressing these two needs. We need formation – CTG provides it not by offering nice talk, but by providing a furnace in which our gold can be refined. I am very grateful for Danny, Curtis, Peter and Brian for all the work they have put in to help try and resurrect the flaccid masculinity that limps in me and in my brothers all around me.
We realized that men could benefit from ongoing fellowship and initiated Crossing the Goal small groups to help men keep the fire of Christ burning. Today at our parish we have 115 men active in CTG small groups. These groups have helped all of us to stay on track with Christ, and I (personally) have experienced several times more growth in Christ in the past eight years.