What is KRIK?
KRIK (Christian Sports Contact) is a youth organization who want to inspire and win people to Christian life through sports activities with a focus on fellowship. KRIK is Norway’s largest Christian meeting place for young people who like sports. In Norway, KRIK has about 13 000 members, 300 local teams and has about 6000 youngsters at Christian sports camps each year.
What is a local team?
A local team is an opportunity for the children and young people to combine the joy of sports and the Christian faith. The local team is fully managed by the local leadership. There are many activities a local KRIK team can choose to be involved in. Some meet in sport halls, football fields, parks, volleyball fields etc. There are also separate local teams for families where parents and their children gather to enjoy themselves. What is common to all the groups is that during the meetings, there is a break to have devotion. In this way the Christian message becomes a natural part of the group.
How to start a local team?
It is very simple! Just get a group together and select the name and the leaders for the group. Fill out a simple KRIK application form and membership registration form and you are ready to go! If you want help with filling out the application form please contact us!
Do you want KRIK in your church youth group? This is what we offer:
- Support in starting and maintaining a local sports team
- Opportunity to participate in various sports camps in Norway (youth and families)
- Contact and fellowship with other sports teams including tournaments
- Youth leadership development and training
Management of local team
There is a membership fee of 120 NOK per year per member that goes to support KRIK´s work both locally and nationally. KRIK receive state support determined by the number of members less than 26 years. This means that when a local team is applying for support from KRIK, the number of its members who are under 26 years decides how much the local team gets. A local group should have at least 5 members who are under 26 years but there is no age limit to membership.
New local team has an opportunity to apply for a start-up support of up to 8000 NOK. All the registered local teams can also apply for normal operation funds. The amount depends on the number of members of the local team. This money must be applied for before the 1st of November. If the local team arranges an activity outside the normal activities, it can apply for a project support from KRIK.
Annual report and insurance
Every year, local teams submit annual reports. This is the easiest annual report in history. It only takes 1.5 minutes to fill out! All approved local chapters must have submitted annual reports before the 1st of February. Trainings and activities organized by the local team are not covered by KRIK´s insurance cover.