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Athletes in Action Volleyball was started in 1982 by Barb Bernlohr and Bobby Herron. The first women’s team was sent out that same year, traveling to Japan. Our focus has been to send our teams internationally, which has led us all over the globe to countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. We understand the hunger athletes have to learn and to go out and see the world. From this hunger, tours and projects were born to challenge and provide space for those athletes to learn, grow and go. AIA Volleyball is committed to seeking God’s leading, looking to maximize the impact in the countries we travel to, and investing wholly into the participants on our tours.

Looking for a challenge?

AIA Volleyball is always looking for players and coaches who want to take the challenge of going beyond the court, while still using their skills and passion for volleyball to make a difference in the world. Sport is one of the few languages that can cross cultural and spoken language barriers. Sport gives us the opportunity to use volleyball all over the world to open doors, build bridges and change lives. It’s impact goes well beyond the scoreboard

Through our tours you will:

  • Compete Internationally
  • Learn ministry skills
  • Grow in your relationship with Christ
  • Impact the world through sport
  • Make lifelong relationships
  • Learn to combine your faith with volleyball
  • Experience real life change

Get a glimpse of a volleyball tour through the AIA Volleyball Team Blog

Looking for a Challenge?

Check out our tours below.


Director:Amber Moore and Ashley Warner
Dates:July 14th - 30th, 2018

We will be representing the Men’s and Women’s teams as the USA Team in the 2018 FISU America Games!

Director:Amber Moore
Dates:March 9th - 18th, 2018

We are taking a non-competing team for 9 days where our focus will be clinics, coaching and playing alongside the players. This is a unique and exciting opportunity because it is the main sport that women play in this country. Through our time with the players we will be looking to spread the good news! Check out our AIA Volleyball 2016 and 2017 Central Asia Team Blogs.

Director:Ashley Warner

Our mission for this camp is to help you to use the platform of professional athletics to be a family on mission to expand the Kingdom of God. This camp will be focused on equipping you with the ministry skills and community that you need to flourish in your player missionary position wherever God has placed you! Our time will include hearing from seasoned missionaries and former professional volleyball players who used their platform as an opportunity to do missions!

Director:Elodie Li
Dates:May 19th - June 3rd, 2018

Competing/Clinic tour led by Athletes in Action Canada Volleyball!

Ready to Join Us on a Tour?

Click the link to fill out an application and one of our staff members will get in touch with you as soon as you complete it!
To learn more and read some FAQ's about travelling with AIA, visit our FAQ Page

Alumni Endorsements

“God completely rocked my world through this whole experience....God wanted to grow me in ways I could have never imagined. He wanted me to take a step of faith, trusting only in Him. I am so glad that I decided to take that step of faith....I am completely in awe. God returned me to Himself through this trip......This experience is something that came at the right time for me, right after graduating. It has shaped my thoughts going forward with my life and career. I am forever grateful for this opportunity."

Ashley Lea - Thailand.

“During the first week of training camp I was looking forward to playing a lot of volleyball with talented athletes. What I didn’t realize was that I would eventually turn my focus from playing volleyball to learning how to share my faith with others. I didn’t know how to share my faith before my AIA trip, but I was taught how to organize and present my testimony. I was excited about this because it gave me the confidence to talk to anyone about my faith.
I loved the fact that we trained in our sport, but more importantly in our faith. Making athletics part of my spiritual life was a concept that really altered my faith. I learned that I could use my love of playing volleyball to show others my love for God and everything He has done for me. It was truly an amazing experience – being able to pray with someone who I’d never met before and to grow in my relationship with God.”

Jimmy Lundgren - Russia and Brazil

“The tools I've acquired with Athletes in Action still bleed into my life on a daily basis. AIA has so much to do with winning hearts for Jesus. God is so much bigger than our fears, weaknesses and less-than-ideal situations. There are lives at stake, and eternity is not a game. We need to GO and MAKE disciples with the same sense of urgency that we have in earning points in a match.”

Sarah Amidon - Caribbean, East Africa, Moldova.

“When I was in Israel, this is what Jesus taught me: every pass, every set, every move is centered around worshiping Jesus. I got to play volleyball with my best friend, Jesus.

Sara Ramirez - Israel and Colombia

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