Max Chapman

Hey! My name's Max. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college student-athletes at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln! As a Varsity Catholic missionary within FOCUS, I work with student-athletes to deepen their relationship with Christ Jesus and to fulfill His Great Commission. 

My Story

I am extremely excited about serving the student-athletes at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, because I am a former football student-athlete at a rival Big Ten school, Northwestern University! A major turning point in my life both on and off the field was when I met a FOCUS missionary on campus during my sophomore year of college. God worked through the missionary I met to teach me how to pray by encountering and listening to the Word of God in Sacred Scripture. Learning how to listen to God in prayer was instrumental in recognizing Jesus' true presence in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church and the beauty of an intimate, life-long,  and life-giving relationship with Him. As I fell in love with going to Jesus in prayer and receiving His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist at Mass, I began allowing Jesus into more and more of my life, especially my athletic career. As an athlete I offered workouts, practices, film sessions, and games to Jesus. What used to be meaningless suffering was transformed into powerful prayer and Jesus continued to call my own heart to a deeper conversion each and every day. We are all called to have daily encounters with Jesus as He calls all of us to greatness. The virtuous and authentic friendship that a FOCUS missionary provided me in college was how God was able to break through to me and change my life forever. I am committed help change the world for Jesus Christ through the life-long journey of growing in intimacy with Him and helping others encounter Him.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

"Some give by going to the missions. Others go by giving to the missions. Without both, there are no missions." -Saint John Paul II

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …