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The Fellowship Of Christian Athletes

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Share struggles, triumphs, listen, talk, and gather. This is what Fellowship of Christian Athletes is all about. “‘The purpose of FCA is to bring together student-athletes, as well as non-athletes, who want to grow in their faith and have a support group of other college-age Christians,’ said Lars Murray, a member of FCA.” ("Fellowship of Christian Athletes unite through faith.”). Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a place for Christian current and past athletes gather to share their story with God and discuss the Bible. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a safe environment for all to gather and share. The idea of Fellowship of Christian Athletes was first born in 1947 by Don McClanen, a student at Oklahoma State University (“FCA…show more content…
Huddles is an opportunity for a student-athletes to gather for a small Bible study or devotion (“Get Involved with FCA.”). Camps are a certified ministry event that athletes and coaches can attend to develop athletic skills, creates influential relations and discover Jesus Christ (“Get Involved with FCA.”). International trips consist of athletes traveling overseas to spread God’s message (“Get Involved with FCA”). Volunteer need is based on Fellowship of Christian Athlete groups in ones area (“Get Involved with FCA.”). Fellowship of Christian Athletes stands strong with a vision “to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes” (“Vision & Mission.”). This is followed up with their mission statement, “to present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.” (“Vision & Mission.”). Visions and mission statements do not mean much if they are not backed up. Fellowship of Christian Athletes backs up their vision and mission statement with their four core values; which they back up with the Bible. The first of Fellowship of Christian Athletes values is integrity. They want someone who will “demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. Proverbs 11:3 is associated with this value, “The integrity of the upright guides them,but the crookedness of the treacherous
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