Chadwick Boseman, who is a practising Catholic and who was a pastor at the Holy Family Church in St Paul, New Zealand, will head a group of about 300 people who will form the Christian organisation The Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The fellowship will include Christian ministers, social workers, teachers and chaplains.
The organisation is being set up in partnership with a private organisation, Christian Athleting, that is not affiliated to any faith.
Mr Bosemans group is run by his daughter, Sarah Bosemen, who lives in Sydney and has been involved with the organisation for some time.
The Fellowship was founded in 2012, according to the website, to help young Christians who have been drawn to Christianity, but has also seen many other Christians joining.
The group aims to support people in their faith, with a focus on “spirituality, spirituality and community”.
Ms Bosemin, who was ordained in December last year, said she wanted to help those who wanted to become Christian, or were trying to, or had recently become Christian.
“I want to help them get into the Christian life, to see what the gospel of Jesus Christ means to them and to make sure they can continue to live a good life in the world, regardless of their faith,” she said.
Ms Bousman said the Fellowship would be set up as a small, family-friendly group of people who wanted the same thing for themselves.
“We want to make a space where people can come together and connect and feel supported and have the opportunity to live their life,” she told AM.
Ms Shesher, who does not have a religious affiliation, said the group was a way for young Christians to share in the faith and “make sure that we are part of a bigger community”.
She said she was excited about the opportunity.
“It is important to know that it is not just a small group of young people, it is a very large, international Christian community,” she explained.
“The idea of building a group is a really good way to build a community and I think that is really important.”
Ms Sheher said that while there were many things about the group that she would like to see in place, it was a good start.
“One of the things that I would like is to be able to go and pray, so that I can be in a place where I can connect with other young Christians and have a place of worship and fellowship,” she added.
“What I really want is for it to be a place that we can get together and we can have a meeting where we can talk about all of the different things that we might want to do in the future.”
Christian Athletings is looking to expand into other countries.
In addition to Australia, it has also applied for the support of Australia’s Catholic bishops.
“This group has been an incredible blessing for us, and we want to continue to support them in their efforts,” Ms Boleman said.
“Their work and their outreach is absolutely crucial to our church.
They are not only part of the community and part of our culture, they are the backbone of our church.”
Christian Sports will not be affiliated with any other faith, or religion, and its focus will be on helping people to become Christians.
The project is being overseen by the New Zealand Association of Christian Associations, which is the governing body of Christian athletics.
The Association has set up the Fellowship of Christians Athletes to help people who have a faith, who do not belong to any church, or who are new to Christianity.
“Christian Athleting will provide support to the athletes, the coaches, the staff and the general public, as well as to people in the wider community,” the association said.
Mr Goss is a pastor and is a minister of the church in Melbourne.
His son, Chadwick, has a religious faith and a strong sense of family.
Chadwick was previously the CEO of the Catholic church’s youth organisation, The Church of Christ.
“Chadwick is a strong believer in the power of Christ to bless our world,” Mr Goseman said in a statement.
“He is an ardent Christian and a lifelong believer of Jesus.”
Mr Bosedmans daughter, who had recently begun studying at the Anglican College of New Zealand at Wellington University, said that she had always been attracted to Christianity as a child.
“There was a bit of a gap between what I thought was right and what I felt like I needed to be, but as I grew older and my family grew more Christian, it became a lot easier,” she noted.
“My dad was a very strict Catholic, but also an extremely generous person.
He always gave me the benefit of the doubt.”
Ms Bosingmans family are now in the process of getting married.